Vice President Mike Pence’s plans for the Fourth of July include welcoming 50 new citizens to the United States during a naturalization ceremony in Washington, DC.
Pence will deliver “congratulatory remarks” at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives, which is home to key founding documents such as the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, on Thursday.
According to a press release from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the 50 new citizens immigrated from 29 different countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
UCSIS also noted that they will naturalize nearly 7,500 new citizens between July 1 and July 5 in nearly 110 ceremonies across the country.
Ken Cuccinelli, the new acting director of UCSIS, will also attend the event with Pence. Cuccinelli officially took over the post in June. (RELATED: Trump Taps Ken Cuccinelli To Lead Citizenship And Immigration Services)