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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

U.S. ATTORNEY WIFREDO FERRER TO SPEAK AT NATURALIZATION CEREMONY WITH USCIS DISTRICT DIRECTOR LINDA SWACINA

United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo A. Ferrer will participate and deliver remarks at a special naturalization ceremony conducted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the USCIS office in Miami, Florida on FRIDAY, NOV. 18, AT 11:00 A.M. EST.  District Director Linda Swacina of the USCIS will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 170 candidates from 27 countries who will become America’s newest citizens. 

The 170 naturalization candidates originate from the following 27 countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

USCIS is asking new citizens and their families and friends to share the experiences and photos from their ceremonies via Twitter using the hashtag #newUScitizen.  For more information about USCIS visit www.uscis.gov.

WHAT:          

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services conducting a special naturalization ceremony

WHO:            

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo A. Ferrer

USCIS Miami and Caribbean District Director Linda Swacina 

USCIS Miami Field Office Director Yeseira Diaz

USCIS Senior Immigration Services Officer Melissa Andrews

WHEN:          

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

11:00 a.m. EST

WHERE:        

Department of Homeland Security

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

8801 NW 7th Avenue, Miami FL 33150

OPEN PRESS

NOTE: 

Media should RSVP to USCIS Public Information Officer Ana Santiago at ana.e.santiago@uscis.dhs.gov.  All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. 

Updated November 17, 2016