Mayor Faulconer Welcomes Children From Around the World to San Diego as Citizens & New Americans

Mayor Helps Host a Unique Children's Citizenship Ceremony

Friday, April 1, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – Continuing his push to create One San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined over 200 invited families and guests to help host a very special Children’s Citizenship Ceremony at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station.

Mayor Faulconer participated in the citizenship ceremonies courtesy of the New Americans Museum (NAM) in partnership with USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services). The ceremony was dedicated to immigrant children and teenagers, who are not typically sworn in publicly as part of a formal citizenship ceremony. However, NAM believes these children deserved to begin their own New American journey in a public setting with a celebration. Many of the participating children are from Iraq, Turkey, Vietnam, Jordan, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, India, China, Guatemala, Germany, Philipines and Guatemala. Nearly three-quarters of all the children who participated in the ceremony are from Iraq. Most participants were teens aging 13 to 17 and the youngest child was four years old.

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