Citizenship Day

Citizenship Day commemorates the formation and signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. It also recognizes all those who, by birth or by naturalization, have become U.S. citizens.

The Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU) understands and sympathizes with immigrants trying to achieve their dreams of citizenship. Newcomers to the U.S. face a variety of hurdles such as language barriers, obstacles due to age, disability and changes in law. IPU provides legal solutions to enable individuals to overcome these barriers. For example, on August 14, 2009, IPU successfully represented 16 elderly and disabled individuals who applied for citizenship with disability waivers in their naturalization interviews and arranged for their oath swearing ceremony on the same day. Ordinarily, applicants who have passed their interviews face long delays before they can be sworn-in. IPU strives to provide the necessary legal assistance to assist vulnerable individuals to achieve their dream.