Eleven New U.S. Citizens From 13 Countries Sworn In At Annual Bandelier Ceremony

65392606_10157137457615155_223835562115596288_o.jpgEleven new citizens from 13 countries took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States Thursday morning at Bandelier National Monument. This is the ninth year Bandelier has partnered with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to host a naturalization ceremony on the Fourth of July. Supervisory Immigration Services Officer, Alice Jacqueline Puccetti, Deputy Director, Mario R. Ortiz and Field Office Director, Jesse Mendez officiated at the ceremony. Bandelier Supt. Jason Lott provided the keynote speech. The ceremony was held at the Bandelier Visitor Center Theater in Frijoles Canyon. Photo Courtesy NPS