Tag Archives: Citizenship

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 ...

South Korean-born Army vet who was at risk of deportation is granted U.S. citizenship

Originally published by LA Times Last week, Yea Ji Sea packed her life into a Prius and began the long drive home from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to Los Angeles. Before starting out, she searched for infor ...

A New Citizen Decides to Leave the Tumult of Trump’s America

I have been thinking lately about a letter that I received from President Barack Obama in the fall of 2011. In it, he offered me his congratulations and praised my determination, in terms that were deeply gratifying, if ...

U.S. Census Citizenship Question Panned by Scientists, Civil Rights Groups

The comment period gave any member of the public a chance to comment on aspects of the census which is a mandatory, once-a-decade count of the U.S. population that next occurs in April 2020. ...

Federal Judge Says Trump Administration May Have Added Citizenship Question to Census out of Racial Animus

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced in March that a citizenship question would be included on the upcoming census. ...

Congratulations, You Are Now a U.S. Citizen. Unless Someone Decides Later You’re Not.

She took the oath of citizenship in 2007, a step she felt would secure her status in her adopted homeland. But hers, it turns out, is not a feel-good immigrant story: The Justice Department has moved to revoke Ms. Borgoñ ...

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