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878,500 New Citizens In FY 2023

878,500 New American Citizens In FY 2023

The United States welcomed a diverse group of nearly a million new citizens in 2023, highlighting the country’s commitment to inclusivity and its rich immigrant history. Fiscal year 2023 saw a record number of naturalizations, with USCIS welcoming nearly 878,500 new citizens in ceremonies held across the globe. This surge represents almost a quarter of all naturalizations over the past ten years.

Who Became Naturalized Citizens In 2023?

The largest number of new citizens lived in:

  • Dallas (4.1% of all naturalization)
  • Houston (4.1%)
  • Chicago (3.7%)
  • Newark (3.4%)
  • San Francisco (2.9%)

The top 5 countries of birth comprised 32% of the naturalized citizens in 2023:

  • Mexico (12.7% of all naturalization)
  • India (6.7%)
  • Philippines (5.1%)
  • Dominican Republic (4.0%)
  • Cuba (3.8%)

#NewUSCitizens were all ages:

  • Women made up nearly 55% of those naturalized.
  • More than 39% of citizens naturalized in 2023 were 30 – 44 years old.
  • 18% were younger than 30 years old.
  • 37 new citizens were centenarians (age 100 and older)!

New Years Resolution 2024: Become A US Citizen

Let 2024 be the year you turn your “I wish” into “I am a U.S. Citizen.” Start your U.S. citizenship journey today.

Benefits Of Naturalization

Naturalization can bring many rights and privileges, such as voting in elections and eligibility for certain government jobs. There are also financial benefits associated with becoming a United States citizen. It is important to understand all the rights and responsibilities associated with becoming a United States citizen before applying for naturalization.

10 Benefits of Becoming A US Citizen

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Do You Want to Become a U.S. Citizen? Talk To A Citizenship Lawyer

The immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office work with you to evaluate your immigration status and guide you in your journey to becoming a U.S. citizen. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office at 630-345-4164.

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