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USCIS Will Confer Naturalization Ceremonies to Honor Veterans and Their Families

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11월 10일 백악관에 의하면, 11월 11일 베터런스 날을 맞이하여, 이민국에서는 지난 11월 7일부터 오는 13일까지  미 전역과 전 세계에 흩어져 있는, 미국을 위해 수고하고 헌신한 군인과 그 가족에게 미국 시민권을 부여하는 선서식을 가질 예정이라고 밝혔다.

이번 미국 시민권자 선서식은 이라크와 아프가니스탄, 한국, 일본 , 독일을 비롯해서 세계 130여개의 지역에서 행해질 것이며, 총 시민권 수여자는 10,000 여명이 될 것이라고 밝혔다. 이번 시민권 수여식, 또는 선서식 행사에는 현직 군인 255명이 이에 포함될 것이며, 이들의 가족도 포함된다고 전했다.

지난 2001년 10월 1일이래,   미국을 위해 헌신한 군인과 가족, 대략 109,000명이 미국 시민권을 획득한 것으로 집계되었다.  올 한 해에 시민권자 선서식은 적어도 175지역에서 행해졌다고 덧붙였다.

According to The White House,

“On Veterans Day, we salute the men and women who have so courageously served our country and defended the freedoms that it was built upon. Among our brave veterans are thousands of immigrants, many of whom vowed to defend their new home even before they were citizens,” USCIS Director León Rodríguez said. “It is because of their extraordinary sacrifices, and those of their families, that we can enjoy the rights and liberties of living in this great country.”

USCIS has a robust military outreach program that provides information about immigration and naturalization to service members and veterans at military installations, Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, universities and various military organizations. USCIS also has offices on multiple military installations, including Fort Benning, Georgia; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. These offices identify recruits who may be eligible for naturalization.

USCIS’ Veterans Day activities this year will feature a naturalization ceremony at the USS Torsk and USS Constellation, located at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, on Nov. 11. During this event, Dan Renaud, USCIS associate director for the Field Operations Directorate, will administer the Oath of Allegiance, and Sgt. Maj. Mercy A. Diez of the U.S. Army Band will be recognized as an Outstanding American by Choice.

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