Tag Archives: Citizenship

The Complicated Truth About What U.S. Citizenship Means Today

Four years ago, while I was visiting New York for a literary event, I took my daughter and niece to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was a cloudy day in June, but the air was thick with humid heat. Both gir ...

Same-sex couple sues State Department over denial of daughter’s citizenship

A same-sex American couple whose daughter was denied birthright citizenship filed suit against the State Department on Thursday, joining a growing list of LGBTQ families turning to litigation to combat the policy. ...

Deported Army Veteran Returns to US in Bid to Become Citizen

Family members and friends from the church stood by Perez's side Tuesday, many of them offering warm hugs and prayers. ...

Kamala Harris’s plan to provide DREAMers a pathway to citizenship, explained

Given the congressional gridlock, she plans to use executive action. ...

Some legal immigrants in marijuana jobs denied citizenship

Colorado officials are warning legal immigrants that working in the state’s marijuana industry could jeopardize their legal status, after two people said they were denied U.S. citizenship because of their jobs. ...

Wait times for citizenship applications stretch to 2 years

The long wait times have prompted some immigrant advocates to ask whether the delays are aimed at keeping anti-Trump voters from casting ballots in elections. ...

New emails reveal a central political motivation for changing the census

When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross instructed the Census Bureau earlier this year to include a question on the decennial census about the citizenship of residents, he offered a specific rationale. Having data on citizen ...

Census citizenship-question case goes to Supreme Court

In papers filed with the court, Solicitor General Noel Francisco told the justices that a panel of judges on the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to uphold a district court ruling that allows the deposition to p ...

Skyrocketing citizenship backlog — politics at play?

In 1952, at the height of McCarthyism, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld legislation that rendered deportable former members of the Communist Party. The plaintiffs at the center of the case, Peter Harisiades, Luigi Mascitti ...

Why is the U.S. so far behind on naturalizing new citizens?

Encouraging permanent residents to become U.S. citizens traditionally has been an area of bipartisan agreement, even in the face of heated debates over immigration policy. So why is the country lagging behind in naturali ...

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