U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

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Secretary Mayorkas to Welcome New Americans on Citizenship Day in New York

200 immigrants from 46 countries will naturalize at first-ever naturalization ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park

NEW YORK— On Friday, September 17, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will preside over a special Naturalization Ceremony in honor of Citizenship Day. Secretary Mayorkas will administer the Oath of Allegiance and provide congratulatory remarks to 200 of America’s newest citizens during the ceremony at the iconic Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.​

Secretary Mayorkas will be joined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) New York District Director Timothy J. Houghton and the President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Henry Timms. Soprano Harolyn Blackwell and a brass quintet from the New York Philharmonic will perform the National Anthem.

In honor of Citizenship Day and Constitution Day, USCIS will welcome 21,000 new citizens at 335 ceremonies across the country between September 17 and 23.​

Friday, September 17

11:00 AM ET
Secretary Mayorkas presides over a special naturalization ceremony in honor of Citizenship Day. Secretary Mayorkas will be joined by USCIS New York District Director Timothy J. Houghton and Henry Timms, President and CEO of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center
Amsterdam Ave & West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
OPEN PRESS*​

*Credentialed media interested in attending should RSVP to Katherine.Tichacek@uscis.dhs.gov by Thursday, September 16 at 7pm. Additional logistical information will be provided to those who RSVP.

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