USCIS to Welcome 19,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Week and Citizenship Day
The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, and “I am an American” Day was created in 1940 by President Truman. In 1955, President Eisenhower declared what Americans now celebrate as Constitution Week which runs from September 17 through September 23 and highlights the naturalization of new American citizens. This year, the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) has announced special naturalization ceremonies at 235 selected sites which will naturalize about 19,000 new citizens.
Constitution Week sponsors a variety of other activities during the week which encourage immigrants, who are eligible, to become citizens and embrace the rights and responsibilities which go along with their new status.