- More than 19,000 people will participate in naturalization ceremonies starting this Saturday across the country
WASHINGTON – More than 19,000 foreign nationals will become US citizens in 235 ceremonies honoring Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reported.
Since President Joe Biden entered the White House in January 2021, “USCIS has worked tirelessly in communities to educate about citizenship consistent with our mission to preserve the promise of America as a welcoming country,” he said. the agency’s director, Ur M. Jaddou, in a statement.
This country commemorates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17 as part of the so-called Constitution Week, which runs from September 17 to 23.
These celebrations commemorate the signing of the US Constitution on September 17, 1787 and what began as I Am an American Day in 1940 and became Citizenship Day in 1952.
This year these ceremonies include one at the Tumacácori National Historical Park, Arizona, at the World Music and Food Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, this Friday, and another on the 19th at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. , Arkansa.
On Tuesday the 20th there will be naturalization ceremonies at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, and on the 22nd at the Parke Nacional Homestead in Beatrice, Nebraska.
The Secretary of National Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, will participate on Saturday the 17th in a special ceremony aboard the warship Iowa, in Los Angeles, reported USCIS.