VP Mike Pence welcomes new citizens at naturalization ceremony in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. (KUSI) – Vice President Mike Pence spent the Fourth of July morning welcoming new citizens to the United States.

He was the guest speaker at a naturalization ceremony in Washington D.C.

The 50 new citizens in attendance immigrated from 29 different countries.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says by the end of Friday, they will have naturalized nearly 7,500 people in about 110 ceremonies across the country.

Vice President Mike Pence, center, his wife Karen Pence, pose for a group photo with new naturalized citizens following a naturalization ceremony in celebration of Independence Day at the National Archives in Washington, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Standing behind the Vice President are Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Acting Director, US Immigration and Immigration Services, Kenneth T. Cuccinelli. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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