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USCIS Extends Closing Date for National Children's Art Project

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will extend the closing date for the USCIS National Children’s Art Project until Aug. 30, 2010, extending the submission deadline by two weeks.

Two girls drawing

On June 14, 2010, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced the “We Are America” National Children’s Art Project in collaboration with public libraries and other community-based organizations serving America’s immigrant communities.

An American flag drawing

USCIS continues to encourage children across the United States to create artwork in response to an important prompt: "People have come from all over the world to become Americans. Why does that make us great?"  USCIS will display the children’s artwork in USCIS offices around the country.

Four children display their art

For more information on the USCIS National Children’s Art Project, please visit


Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/04/2010