The History Colorado Center will host a celebration Wednesday where 147 people will be naturalized.

The ceremony will highlight and celebrate Colorado's immigrant history.

During fiscal year 2019, USCIS naturalized 834,000 people at ceremonies throughout the country and around the world, an 11-year high, according to USCIS.

Ivan Taylor, the spouse of a citizen naturalizing, will sing the national anthem.

USCIS invites families and friends to share their experiences and photos from the ceremonies on social media using the hashtags #NewUSCitizen.

The Graland Country Day School third graders will perform at the event.

When: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 N. Broadway, Denver, CO  80203

Contact: Debbie Cannon, USCIS public affairs officer, office: 720-852-6917; cell: 202-281-6615, email;

NOTES: Media should arrive 30 minutes early. When photographing new U.S. citizens’ certificates, have them cover up their personal information.

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