On September 17th, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention gathered in Philadelphia, PA to sign the Constitution of the United States. To commemorate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and celebrate all who have become citizens of the United States, all educational institutions that receive federal funds provide programming and information on September 17th of each year. All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) provides Red Cards to help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents go to a home.
You can download templates for printing your own “red cards” in several languages on the ILRC website.
To learn more about the United States Constitution check out Gleeson Library’s Constitution Day Guide.