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USCIS Commemorates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day with the Naturalization of Over 6,900 New Citizens

Weeklong celebration highlights naturalization ceremonies and new initiatives


WASHINGTON, DC —The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is commemorating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by hosting over 130 naturalization ceremonies across the nation between September 17 and September 22, welcoming more than 6,900 new citizens. USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou emphasized their mission to promote citizenship, encourage eligible immigrants to naturalize, and uphold American values of fairness, integrity, and respect.

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, part of Constitution Week (September 17 to 23), honor the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, and the observance of “I Am an American Day” since 1940. Citizenship Day, established in 1952 by President Harry Truman, was further recognized by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955 as Constitution Week.

USCIS annually marks this occasion by holding special naturalization ceremonies, emphasizing the link between the Constitution and citizenship. The Constitution not only establishes the rule of law but also creates the framework for immigration, enabling immigrants to become citizens.

Eligible lawful permanent residents undergo a comprehensive process to become U.S. citizens, culminating in the Oath of Allegiance.

During Constitution Week, USCIS highlights naturalization ceremonies from September 17 to September 22 and encourages new citizens to share their photos on social media using hashtags like #NewUSCitizen, #ConstitutionWeek, and #WeThePeople.

In addition to these ceremonies, USCIS showcases initiatives like the Citizenship Ambassador Initiative, launched in July 2022, which collaborates with community leaders to promote naturalization. These ambassadors have expanded USCIS’s reach and promoted naturalization across diverse locations.

USCIS is committed to making the naturalization process accessible and has taken steps to support integration and inclusion efforts for new Americans, including publishing guidance on March 22, 2023, regarding naturalization applicants in the U.S. armed forces, clarifying venues for administrative naturalization ceremonies on April 4, 2023, addressing citizenship for adopted children on April 21, 2023, and increasing voter registration access during naturalization ceremonies on August 24, 2023.


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