AILA Doc. No. 08020862 | Dated August 15, 2017
On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine brave men signed the U.S. Constitution, recognizing all who are born in the United States or by naturalization, as citizens. AILA Citizenship Day celebrates this important day in our nation’s history by hosting workshops around the country that provide free or low-cost assistance to legal permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship.
AILA’s 11th Annual Citizenship Day event will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Citizenship Day is a single-day nationwide event hosted by AILA chapters across the country and their local grassroots partners. Each year, Citizenship Day helps thousands of eligible legal permanent residents to prepare and apply for U.S. naturalization. According to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics, in 2014 8,880,000 legal permanent residents were eligible to naturalize.
In a year fraught with negativity and fear surrounding the word “immigration”, this annual event is taking on greater meaning. Citizenship workshops hosted by AILA chapters and affiliates will help create a safe and welcoming place for all immigrants and highlight the beautiful and powerful impact of immigrants in the United States.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 08020862.
In this AILA video, AILA member Amanda Alvarado Ford shares how you can get involved in AILA’s 2017 Citizenship Day on September 23, 2017.WATCH NOW