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

Learn about Constitution Day & Citizenship Day through various government resources



New Citizens take the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2017.

-- Citizenship Day at the National Archives

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Try searching for the terms "DACA" or "undocumented" or "dreamer" in the University Libraries catalog.

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Try searching for the terms "DACA" or "dreamer" or "immigrant" in some of these current events databases.

Browse government documents

Browse citizenship materials in government documents in the University Libraries catalog.

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U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)

 Try a search in the U.S. Government Publishing Office's database for the terms "DACA or undocumented or dreamer" or any other citizenship terms of interest.

ProQuest Congressional Hearings

Canned search.  Browse thousands of items related to "DACA or undocumented or dreamer" in ProQuest's Congressional Hearings database.  Or try your own search.

Points of View Reference Center

Canned search.  Browse DACA resources and more in EBSCO's Points of View Reference Center (click "All Results" under Source Types for more resources)

EBSCO Discovery - try a search on citizenship

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - News Releases (Homeland Sec)

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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.

Article I, Section 2 prescribes the U.S. Census

Full Title: KNOW YOUR U.S.A, 1939?
Creator: Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Public Information Office. (1890? - 04/1983) (Most Recent)

For more information or to download a copy of the film, visit NARA's catalog