Financial District, New York
28 Liberty Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 461-7152

U.S. Welcomes 45,000 New Citizens in Constitution Week Celebrations October 16, 2018

Financial District, Manhattan
U.S. Welcomes 45,000 New Citizens in Constitution Week Celebrations, Manhattan, New York

On September 17, 1787, the US Constitution was signed at the convention in Philadelphia, formally establishing the country that has attracted immigrants from around the world. In 2018, 231 years later, immigration law officials celebrated this historic day by welcoming over 45,000 new United States citizens, an annual tradition that dates back to the 1940s. This year, USCIS conducted over 260 different naturalization ceremonies across the country between September 14 and the 23 to commemorate Constitution Week.

260 Constitution Week Naturalization Ceremonies

immigration lawBeginning on September 14th, U.S. and Immigration Services officials began holding naturalization ceremonies in large cities and small towns across the country, from Buffalo, NY to Astoria, OR. At the ceremony in Leesburg, VA, USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna personally administered the Oath of Allegiance which every naturalized citizen must take, and offered congratulations to those who achieved the dream of U.S. citizenship.

Over 45,000 New Citizens Welcomed

Although 45,000 may seem like a massive number, it’s only a fraction of the over 700,000 new citizens the United States welcomes every year. Immigration law officials receive nearly a million petitions for citizenship every year, a number that has grown dramatically over the past two years. Despite this increase, USCIS still processes and approves, on average, 91% of the citizenship applications it receives. If you’re hoping to become a naturalized citizen, having an immigration law attorney guide you through the process is crucial for achieving your dream.

 

As one of New York City’s premier immigration law firms, Berd & Klauss, PLLC offers clients across the world professional insight and dedicated service informed by the latest changes to the law. Whether you’re applying for an H1-B visa or applying for citizenship, their team will guide you through the process, prepare your paperwork, and handle problems before they arise. Visit their website for an overview of their services, follow their Twitter for regular news and updates, or call (212) 461-7152 to schedule your consultation today.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Berd & Klauss, PLLC
USCIS Now Accepts Negative O Visa Consultations Directly From Labor Unions, Manhattan, New York
O-1 and O-2 visas give work authorization to nonimmigrants of extraordinary ability and achievement, as well as a limited number of support personnel. Along with the petition and sup...read more
Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Expanded & Extended, Manhattan, New York
Earlier this year, USCIS announced a temporary suspension of premium processing for most H-1B visa petitions, giving officials the opportunity to clear a growing backlog of applicati...read more
USCIS Issues Revisions for Form G-28, Manhattan, New York
Hiring an immigration attorney will dramatically improve your chances of navigating an extremely complex, often confusing legal and regulatory system. In addition to providing guidan...read more
USCIS Changes How Unlawful Presence Is Calculated for F-1 Visa Holders, Manhattan, New York
As of August 9, 2018, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made an important adjustment to how unlawful entry is calculated for students with F-1 visa status. This updated...read more