More than 100 new US citizens participated in a drive-thru naturalization ceremony at San Diego, California’s Cabrillo National Monument on July 16. The ceremony was held via drive-thru in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A Facebook post from Cabrillo National Monument said: “How do you hold Naturalization Ceremonies for new U.S. citizens during a global pandemic? Outside, of course!” In partnership with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, a judge swore in 134 new citizens, the post said.
“This was one of seven ceremonies we hosted in June and July, for over 800 new citizens! We are proud to share this special day with new citizens and their families and welcome everyone to their national park.”
This video shows a time-lapse of the ceremony. Credit: Cabrillo National Monument via Storyful