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Constitution Day & Citizenship Day and Week: About U.S. Citizenship

Learn about Constitution Day & Citizenship Day through various government resources

 

Citizenship Day Ceremony, 1975. -- National Archives

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What is DACA?

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters.

Read more at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Attribution:  Br. Christian Seno, OFM.  Used under Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0

How to obtain U.S. citizenship

If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth.

To become a citizen at birth, you must:

  • Have been born in the United States or certain territories or outlying possessions of the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; OR  
  • had a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of your birth (if you were born abroad) and meet other requirements

To become a citizen after birth, you must:

Read more at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Find field offices in Ohio and Michigan.

Study for the Citizenship Test

There are four parts to the test:  speaking, reading, writing, and civics.  

The USCIS provides study materials for all part of the test.