Swearing-in ceremony in Mesa to welcome 150 new US citizens

Jul 4, 2017, 1:15 PM
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PHOENIX — Over 100 people will become naturalized American citizens Tuesday at the Mesa Convention Center.

The event, part of a Fourth of July celebration, sponsored for a third straight year by Phoenix-based recycling and trash collector Republic Services, was part of the Arizona Celebration of Freedom.

The swearing-in of 150 of new citizens was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

“I’m always excited to kick off the fireworks show and participate in the naturalization ceremony where we welcome new citizens to the United States,” Mesa Mayor John Giles said to

“I can’t think of a better day to become an American.”

There are 100 questions on the civics test for naturalization. Of those, a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officer will ask the test taker 10 and he or she have to get six correct to pass.

There is also an English test.

Another holiday naturalization ceremony was scheduled in the morning at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix.

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Swearing-in ceremony in Mesa to welcome 150 new US citizens