MUMBAI: Independence Day celebrations within the US all the time embody packages to welcome new residents by holding naturalizations ceremonies. This yr, through the week of July 1-8, greater than 6,600 new residents can be sworn-in. Throughout the fiscal yr 2022 (which ends on September 30), USCIS has welcomed 661,500 new residents – this information is as of June 15. Throughout fiscal 2021, 855,000 new residents have been sworn in. The newest out there country-wise statistics are of the primary quarter of fiscal 2022 throughout which 197,000 people have been sworn in as Americans. As per the Division of Homeland Safety’s (DHS’s) information, 34% of those consisted of individuals from the highest 5 international locations: Mexico (24,508); India (12,928); the Philippines (11,316); Cuba (10,689) and the Dominican Republic (7,046). “All through our nation’s historical past, the promise of each life and liberty, and the liberty to pursue happiness, is what has drawn hundreds of thousands from throughout the globe to name America their residence. At USCIS, our perception within the promise of America is renewed every day as we work to welcome immigrants as our fellow residents,” mentioned USCIS Director Ur Jaddou. “There may be nothing extra patriotic than making the selection to be an American. This July 4, I’m proud to have fun the greater than 6,600 individuals who have invested their lives and hopes in our nation as new US residents. Our nation can be stronger and extra numerous due to the selection they’ve made,” she added.