Tue., July 2, 2013 9:00am (EDT)

Carter Library Hosts New Citizens
By Associated Press
Updated: 10 months ago

ATLANTA  —  
Federal immigration authorities plan to welcome 55 new U.S. citizens at a special ceremony at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta Tuesday. The 55 citizenship candidates come from 33 countries. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.freefoto.com/>Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com</a>.)
Federal immigration authorities plan to welcome 55 new U.S. citizens at a special ceremony at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta Tuesday. The 55 citizenship candidates come from 33 countries. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Federal immigration authorities plan to welcome 55 new U.S. citizens at a special ceremony at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials said in a statement that the agency's Atlanta district director, Denise Frazier, will administer the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony Tuesday morning.

The 55 citizenship candidates come from 33 countries.

The ceremony is part of the agency's annual Independence Day celebration. During a period from July 1 to July 5, the agency says more than 7,800 people will become citizens at more than 100 ceremonies.