Sunday, September 25, 2022

USCIS Citizenship Day and Constitution Week


Each year USCIS commemorates the signing of the US Constitution on September 17th, 1787, celebrating the connection between the Constitution and citizenship, reflecting on what it means to be a citizen of the United States, and holding naturalization ceremonies across the country.

For additional venues, please view a list of highlighted 2022 Constitution Day- and Citizenship Day-themed ceremonies.

USCIS reaffirms its commitment to promoting citizenship and making the naturalization process accessible to all who are eligible. The agency has taken a number of steps to support implementation of President Biden’s Executive Order 14012: Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration System and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans, as well as implementation of the Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization (PDF, 3.77 MB), released on July 2, 2021. The Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization calls for a multi-faceted approach operating on the national, state, and community-based levels to encourage the roughly 9 million lawful permanent residents eligible for naturalization today to become citizens.

In addition to holding more than 235 ceremonies across the country as part of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, USCIS will also host numerous activities throughout the month of September, all aimed at empowering immigrants to pursue citizenship along with the rights and opportunities that come with it. The agency will also publicly release an Eligible to Naturalize Dashboard to share statistical information about populations that may be eligible to seek naturalization in the United States and a “Two Generational Family Toolkit” to help families learn about citizenship and prepare for the naturalization test together. The dashboard provides statistics on those eligible to apply for naturalization by birth country and geographic location.

Source: USCIS News Release

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