Naturalization Ceremony

Propelling America Forward

And that has led to powerful and far-reaching impact. Of all privately held American companies currently valued at over $1 billion, 51 percent had immigrant founders. Here in Marion County alone, immigrants are nearly twice as likely as their U.S. born counterparts to start their own business.

You, our newest citizens, bring the drive, passion, and hunger for success that will continue to propel America forward.

May each one of you fulfill the promise of your own American dream, and once again, congratulations.