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5,100, Sworn in as New U.S. Citizens at Montebello

MONTEBELLO, CA. – Los Angeles and Southern California will welcome 5,100 new U.S. citizens during six ceremonies over two days Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 and Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in the City of Montebello. The candidates, lawful permanent residents who have met all the requirements for citizenship, represent approximately 80 countries. Candidates representing most Branches of the Armed Forces will also be among those taking the Oath of Allegiance.

 The top eight countries represented at Wednesday’s ceremony will be: 1) Mexico; 2) Philippines;

3) China; 4) El Salvador; 5) Iran; 6) Guatemala; 7) Korea; and 8) Vietnam.  The top eight countries represented at Friday’s ceremony will be: 1) Mexico; 2) Philippines 3) Vietnam; 4) Korea; 5) China; 6) India; 7) Iran; and 8) El Salvador. These monthly naturalization ceremonies highlight Los Angeles District Office 23’s successful efforts to process thousands of lawful permanent residents to become citizens of the United States of America. During Fiscal Year 2011, nearly 77,000 candidates for citizenship became naturalized U.S. citizens in USCIS District 23 which covers the seven counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo.


  U.S. Citizenship Oath-Taking Ceremonies


Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012


9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.


. – Ceremony may start slightly ahead of schedule at court’s discretion


Quiet Cannon Country Club (Garfield Exit on the Pomona 60 Frwy.) 901 N. Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA. 90640 ph.323/724-4500


Claire Nicholson, USCIS Public Affairs Officer, 213-830-3835 (Office) or 202-288-1637 (Cell)

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