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VP Mike Pence Celebrates Fourth Of July By Speaking To Naturalized US Citizens

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent

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.

A woman holds the American flag as 31 new citizens from 25 nations are sworn in as new citizens during a naturalization ceremony as part of a celebration of the Constitution and Citizenship Day at the National Archives in Washington, DC on September 17, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman holds the American flag as 31 new citizens from 25 nations are sworn in as new citizens during a naturalization ceremony as part of a celebration of the Constitution and Citizenship Day at the National Archives in Washington, DC on September 17, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Immigrants taking the oath to be US citizens listen to a recorded message from US President Donald Trump, congratulating them on becoming citizens during the Naturalization Ceremony at El Paso County Coliseum, in El Paso, Texas on April 18, 2019. - About 740 immigrants from countries all over the world were sworn in as United States Citizens. (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigrants taking the oath to be US citizens listen to a recorded message from US President Donald Trump, congratulating them on becoming citizens during the Naturalization Ceremony at El Paso County Coliseum, in El Paso, Texas on April 18, 2019. – About 740 immigrants from countries all over the world were sworn in as United States Citizens. (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images)

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)