By Martin J. Walsh

Boston, MA

September 17, 2020

On every Constitution and Citizenship Day since my first year as mayor, the city of Boston proudly celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, by helping hundreds of people apply for citizenship.

But this year, I am not celebrating. Instead, I am calling on the U.S. District Court to stop a new federal rule that mocks the values America was founded on, a rule that would make citizenship a privilege only for those who can afford it and impossible for the millions who cannot.

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