She’s Mexican-Born and a New U.S. Citizen. But Can She Run for the Georgia House?
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She’s Mexican-Born and a New U.S. Citizen. But Can She Run for the Georgia House?

She has been fighting for that right since she was thrown off the ballot in May, first by an administrative law judge, then by the Georgia secretary of state, Brian Kemp. Her legal battle comes against the backdrop of a state whose population is rapidly changing, a governor’s race with illegal immigration as a white-hot issue among conservatives, and a nationwide fear among liberals that their opponents are rigging the system to keep people of color out of the voting booths — and out of office. Continue reading

Denaturalization, explained: how Trump can strip immigrants of their citizenship
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Denaturalization, explained: how Trump can strip immigrants of their citizenship

Norma Borgono is a 63-year-old grandmother in Miami, scrambling to make ends meet while living with a rare kidney disease. The 28 years she’s spent in the US since arriving from Peru haven’t been easy or perfect: In 2011, she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud for her role in a scheme to defraud the Export-Import Bank. Continue reading

Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests
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Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests

Now a federal lawsuit seeking to block the question has cast doubt on the department’s explanation and the veracity of the man who offered it, Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. And it has given the plaintiffs in the suit — attorneys general for 17 states, the District of Columbia and a host of cities and counties — broad leeway to search for evidence that the critics are correct. Continue reading