Top Stories May 25, 2017

Park To Host New Citizens

by Jackson Hole. Media

USCIS to Naturalize 28 New US Citizens from Four States at Grand Teton National Park 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will make becoming a new U.S. citizen even more memorable with the backdrop of Grand Teton National Park Friday at 10 AM.

Judge Kelly H. Rankin, chief United States magistrate judge for the District of Wyoming, will administer the  Oath of Allegiance at the Craig Thomas Visitor’s Center.
Speakers include David Vela, Grand Teton National Park superintendent and Judge Rankin.
American Legion Post 43 will post the colors. William Carlson, Eagle Scout, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Nicole Madison Garrett will sing the national anthem. The Davey Jackson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is also supporting the ceremony.
The 28 citizenship candidates originate from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, France, India, Italy, Jamiaca, Mexico, Moldova, the Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. They live in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
The National Park Service has partnered with USCIS on promoting awareness and understanding of citizenship since 2006. Since the launch of the partnership, the NPS has hosted naturalization ceremonies for thousands of new Americans at sites across the country.
USCIS invites new citizens, their families and friends to share their experiences from the ceremonies via social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen and #FindYourPark.
USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS naturalized 752,800 people in fiscal year 2016. For information on how to become a U.S. citizen, please visit, For more information about USCIS, visit or follow us on Twitter(@uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook(/uscis) and Instagram(/uscis).
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