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Nearly 1,100 new US citizens sworn in at Turner Field in Atlanta

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ATLANTA — Nearly 1,100 people became U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony at the home of the Braves.

PHOTO: Jensi Francisco, 4, holds an American flag while attending a naturalization ceremony in which his mother, Jennifer Francisco, of the Dominican Republic, became a U.S. citizen at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Atlanta. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 1,094 new citizens from 81 countries as part of their annual Independence Day celebration marking the nation’s 238th birthday this year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Jensi Francisco, 4, holds an American flag while attending a naturalization ceremony in which his mother, Jennifer Francisco, of the Dominican Republic, became a U.S. citizen at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Atlanta. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 1,094 new citizens from 81 countries as part of their annual Independence Day celebration marking the nation’s 238th birthday this year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The ceremony Wednesday at Turner Field was part of an annual celebration of Independence Day by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency is welcoming about 7,800 new citizens in more than 95 naturalization ceremonies around the country this week.

The nearly 1,100 people who took the Oath of Allegiance at Turner Field come from more than 80 countries.

For the first time this year, USCIS is asking new citizens and their families and friends to share their naturalization experiences and photos by using a special Twitter hashtag, #newUScitizen.

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