Celebrating Citizenship, Immigrants, and the Constitution

National Welcoming Week (September 16-25, 2016) 

Today, September 16th, marks the beginning of National Welcoming Week when we as a nation honor the contributions of immigrants and refugees, and we highlight efforts across the country to build stronger, more welcoming communities. Throughout the week, the White House will feature the voices of courageous and resilient individuals who have entered the United States in search of new beginnings, a nice complement to Constituition and Citizenship Day, which is celebrated annually on September 17th. This national day of observance, when we commemorate the formation and signing of our United States Constitution (1787), and recognize those who have attained the status of American citizenship, is a nearly 65-year tradition. Visit The Law Library of Congress website to learn more.