US Naturalization for 27 in Grand Teton will be unforgettable

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Tomorrow will be a big day for some 27 people. One they will not soon forget.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will naturalize 27 new citizens from three states at Grand Teton National Park on Friday, June 15, at 10am.

Against a stunning backdrop of the Tetons, Judge Kelly H. Rankin, chief United States magistrate judge for the District of Wyoming, will administer the Oath of Allegiance. David Vela, Grand Teton National Park superintendent, will also speak. Nicole Madison will sing the national anthem. The Davey Jackson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is also supporting the ceremony.

The 27 citizenship candidates originate from Australia, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany Ghana, Mexico, Moldova, Nicaragua, Romania, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zambia. They live in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.

The National Park Service has partnered with USCIS on promoting awareness and understanding of citizenship since 2006. Since the launch of the partnership, the NPS has hosted naturalization ceremonies for thousands of new Americans at sites across the country.

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