U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the country received 5,000 new American citizens this Presidents Day. Across the U.S., naturalization ceremonies were held to celebrate these immigrants’ important day.
For the fiscal year 2013, 779,929 immigrants became U.S. citizens. Since 2010, the number of people naturalizing has steadily increased. California, New York and Florida are the top three states in terms of the number of immigrants who become citizens.
According to USCIS Director León Rodríguez, citizenship creates a sense of belonging for immigrants.
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