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US Citizenship: USCIS welcomed 8,55,000 new US citizens in fiscal year 2021. In fiscal year 2022, USCIS welcomed 6,61,500 new US citizens by June 15, the agency said.
America (United Statescitizenship to 6,61,500 people by June 15 during the fiscal year 2022 (US Citizenship) given and followed by Mexico as the country of birth for US citizens naturalized in the first quarter (India) is in second place. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director M Jaddu said on Friday, “Historically in our country, the right to life and liberty and the freedom to be happy has attracted millions of people from all over the world to live in the US.”
In fiscal year 2021, USCIS welcomed 8,55,000 new US citizens. In fiscal year 2022, USCIS welcomed 6,61,500 new US citizens by June 15, the agency said. It said it would celebrate Independence Day by welcoming 6,600 new citizens through more than 140 events from July 1 to July 8 this year. America’s Independence Day is celebrated on July 4.
Citizenship to 12,928 Indians so far
According to the country’s Ministry of Homeland Security, 34 percent of those who obtained citizenship through naturalization in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 were from Mexico, India, the Philippines, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Of these, 24,508 people from Mexico and 12,928 people from India were given citizenship.
India has raised the issue of delay in visa
Last month, India took up the issue of long delays in granting visas to Indian students seeking resumption of classes on college campuses with Australia, Canada, Britain, the US, Germany and several other countries. Sources had said that thousands of Indian students are struggling to return to these countries to take offline classes as there is a long delay in granting them visas by the respective embassies.
He said that the Indian side strongly raised the issue and sought speedy disposal of visa applications. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi described the discussion as fruitful. He tweeted, “Senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs working with Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, UK and USA have spoken to senior diplomats or heads of missions of these countries regarding grant of student visas to Indian nationals.” Had a fruitful discussion with.