September 17 Marks Citizenship and Constitution Day and USCIS Celebrates By Welcoming 19,000 New Citizens
On September 17, the US celebrates Citizenship and Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of the US Constitution in 1787. In 1952, President Truman signed a law which celebrated Citizenship Day on the same day and in 1955 President Eisenhower created Constitution Week.
Every year USCIS celebrates by holding special naturalization ceremonies and celebrations to show the connection between Citizenship and the Constitution. This year all across the country several naturalization ceremonies are being held in special parks and monuments to celebrate. Over 19,000 people will become citizens on that day.