Monday, September 19, 2022
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day this year by welcoming more than 19,000 new citizens in more than 235 naturalization ceremonies across the nation between Sept. 17-23, 2022.
“Since the beginning of the Biden-Harris administration, USCIS has been working tirelessly in communities to raise awareness about citizenship consistent with our mission to uphold America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve,” said USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou. “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day celebrations provide a wonderful opportunity to highlight our agency’s efforts, while welcoming more U.S. citizens to our American family.”
The occassion also overlaps Welcoming Week, a movement of local communities and nonprofit organizations committed to immigrant integration.
Holding the events together -- Welcoming Week, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day – celebrates the connection between the Constitution and citizenship and the need to move beyond naturalized legal status to consider the warmth of the welcome.
Numerous activities throughout the month of September will be aimed at empowering immigrants to pursue citizenship along with the rights and opportunities that come with it. The USCIS will 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.
For more information about USCIS’ Constitution Day and Citizenship Day activities, please see the USCIS Celebrates Citizenship Day 2022 Fact Sheet.
For more on Welcoming Week (#WelcomingWeek2022), see and sign up for updates here.