UPDATED 5:38 PM PT — Mon. July 2, 2018
More than 14,000 people will celebrate the fourth of July by becoming American citizens.
Roughly 175 naturalization ceremonies will be held across the country in the weeks around the holiday up to July 10.
The first ceremony took place in San Antonio, Texas last week,where 37 new Americans were naturalized.
The number of naturalizations have increased in President Trump’s first two years in office, compared to recent years under former president Obama.