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Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

The Meaning and Impacts of This Patriotic Holiday

The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. As a result, many Americans celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17th every year. For the past 225 years, the Constitution has served as the supreme law of the land, defined our government and guaranteed our rights, as stated by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS).

Many schools are required to teach about the meaning and impacts of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by collaborating with their federal court in several ways, such as:

  • Engage students in learning about the U.S. Constitution through participating in an educational activity, reciting the preamble to the Constitution and starting a discussion on what it means to students.
  • Ponder promises of the preamble by inspiring the young people to understand and embrace the preamble to the US Constitution.
  • Have students participate in naturalization ceremonies presided over by federal judges in their communities to grasp a realistic idea of civic engagement.

The USCIS encourages all Americans, whether they are students or not, to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a US citizen. This is particularly important for immigrants who are applying for citizenship, as the last step in the naturalization process is to understand the rights and responsibilities that US citizens should “exercise, honor and respect.” The Constitution and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are crucial for applicants to understand, as they may see these topics on their naturalization test.

Like the USCIS, our Santa Barbara naturalization and citizenship attorneys recognize the people who are taking steps to become U.S. citizens. To help them prepare, USCIS offers study resources for the civics and English portions of the naturalization interview and test. In addition, our lawyers can provide the legal counsel and resources needed to complete the process smoothly and successfully.

Our Santa Barbara immigration lawyers obtain a deep understanding of the US constitution and naturalization process, and value the significant impacts of citizenship. We dedicate a large portion of our legal services to helping people obtain US citizenship through naturalization and guide our clients every step of the way. To get started on your journey to becoming a US citizen, contact (805) 467-6060 for a free consultation!