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A New Citizenship Judge Welcomes New Canadians at Pier 21

– Citizenship Judge Joan Mahoney WVNTR – Halifax, NS – New Citizenship Judge Joan Mahoney will preside over her first citizenship ceremony on Canada Day, officiating at a special ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Judge Mahoney will welcome 70 new citizens into the Canadian family. Across […]

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Today is #CanadaDay – Canada’s 151st Birthday

New Canadians celebrating at Windsor-Essex community in Ontario WVNTR –  Today being July 1 2018 is #CanadaDay. Canada Day, observed on July 1st, is a national holiday marking the anniversary of Confederation in 1867, when the British North America Act came into effect. It was originally known as Dominion Day until it was renamed in […]

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10 Steps to Naturalization: Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen

People attending the Naturalization Ceremony at PPLD 21c Thursday morning, July 7, 2016, took an oath to the U. S. to become U.S. citizens. Image Credit: Colorado Springs Gazette WVNTR – The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. America values the contributions of immigrants who continue to […]

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U.S. to Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming 14,000 New Citizens

The Oath of Allegiance Swearing-In Ceremony WVNTR – This year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming more than 14,000 new citizens in nearly 175 naturalization ceremonies between June 28 and July 10. The Independence Day activities will kick off […]

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An ‘American at Heart’ Becomes a US Citizen

Kelly Oliveira, during her naturalization ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo: A. Barros / VOA) WVNTR – BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — (VOA) – When Brazilian native Kelly Oliveira signed up for the U.S. Army through a program that offered her citizenship for her service, she thought she had it made. But it took two years for the […]

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Canada’s population passes the 37-million mark

WVNTR – According to preliminary estimates, Canada’s population was 37,067,011 on April 1, 2018. It took two years and two months for the Canadian population to go from 36 million to more than 37 million. This was the shortest length of time ever observed for an increase of this magnitude. In the first quarter, Canada’s population growth rate was 0.3%, up 103,157 compared with January 1, 2018. International migration […]

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