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  • American Samoa Congressional Delegate Proposes Easier Path To Citizenship For AMERICAN Samoans

    04/19/2018 8:25:32 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 34 replies
    In response to a recent The Hill article that covered the latest lawsuit for birthright citizenship, the Hon. Delegate to Congress for AMERICAN SAMOA, Amata Radewagen, wrote “the Hill’s headline ‘American Samoa residents sue for citizenship’ is not accurate”.
  • Census citizenship question sparks firestorm of protest

    03/31/2018 7:50:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2018 | Steve Kurtz
    Are you a citizen of the United States? It seems like a simple enough question. But the Trump administration’s plan to add it to the 2020 census has caused a firestorm of protest. A multi-state lawsuit, led by New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is being brought to prevent the question from appearing on the census. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a separate lawsuit over the same issue. Opponents claim the citizenship question will keep people from filling out the census, especially those not legally residing in the U.S. As Schneiderman put it in a release, the Trump...
  • Trump Census Citizenship Question Helps Black Americans

    03/30/2018 12:34:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 30, 2018 | J. Christian Adams
    After the Commerce Department decided to ask if people filling out the census are citizens, the crazed racial Left mobilized and called the change the return of Jim Crow. The change to the Census was a plot against minorities. To them, Jim Crow keeps returning again and again. His return has more sequels than Rocky. Jim Crow first came back as Voter ID. Jim Crow returned as keeping voter rolls clean. Then Jim Crow rode into town, again, when Kansas sought to ensure that only citizens are registering to vote. Jim Crow also appeared when the federal Election Assistance Commission...
  • 24 million could skip Census because of citizenship question: Report

    03/30/2018 9:24:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The man who ran the 2000 census for the Clinton administration predicted Friday that more than 24 million people may refuse to take part in the 2020 count now that the survey is going to ask about citizenship status. Robert Shapiro, who was under secretary at the Commerce Department during the 2000 count, called the decision to ask about citizenship “dangerous.” He predicted 6.8 million illegal immigrants will duck the count altogether, as would about half of the 8.8 million legal residents who live in a household with an illegal immigrant present. The other half, he said, will likely lie...
  • Democrats Hasten to Challenge Citizenship Question on Census

    03/27/2018 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 27, 2018 | Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg
    Democratic lawmakers and state officials lined up swiftly to try to block a Trump administration plan to ask 2020 Census respondents whether they are U.S. citizens, setting up a battle over the decennial population count. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the administration from adding the question to the next census after the administration announced its intention to do so late Monday night. Last month he and 18 other attorneys general and one governor wrote to Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, urging him not to proceed...
  • Pollster Testifies Most Kansas Voters Can Prove Citizenship

    03/19/2018 2:22:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | March 19, 2018 | AP
    A pollster hired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach testified Monday that a survey of 500 adults he conducted found just one person who couldn't produce a document proving U.S. citizenship. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported his testimony came on the seventh day of a federal bench trial challenging Kansas' proof-of-citizenship requirement. Pollster Pat McFerron also acknowledged possible bias in his survey under questioning by an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • What’s the Value of American Citizenship Anymore?

    03/18/2018 6:06:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    There is no doubt that I am lucky. I’m certainly not rich (though not for lack of trying), but I was born into a loving family, have a great wife and daughter, get to write for a living, and I was born an American. Over time I’ve grown to appreciate each of those things, as happens in life, more than I did when I was younger. But one of them has seen its value be diminished significantly – the being an American part. Don’t get me wrong, I love the United States, it’s the most amazing of all human experiments...
  • Spain extends citizenship law for Sephardic Jews

    03/10/2018 1:02:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 67 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/18
    Spain said Friday it would extend by one year a law that makes it easier for descendants of Jews who were forced to flee five centuries ago during the Inquisition to get citizenship. The law - which aims to correct the "historical mistake" of sending Jews into exile in 1492, forcing them to convert to Catholicism or burning them at the stake - came into effect in October 2015 and was set to expire in October 2018. But government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said Spain's cabinet had agreed to extend the measure by one year until October 2019. So...
  • Defiant Illegal Tells Tucker: “I’m an American”

    02/26/2018 6:44:30 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Right. And I’m the flippin’ King of Siam. Cesar Vargas, an illegal immigrant, told Tucker Carlson tonight: “I’m an American. Citizenship does not make me an American.” Tucker pointed out that citizenship is precisely what makes someone an American. Carlson also objected to Vargas repeatedly referring to what “we” as Americans have done. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • GOP lawmaker’s bill would revoke immigrant gang members’ citizenship

    02/20/2018 7:02:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Victor Morton
    A Republican lawmaker wants to strip U.S. citizenship from foreign-born gang members, in response to escalating violence from MS-13 and other immigrant-based gangs. The bill by Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York Republican, is titled “Protecting our Communities from Gang Violence Act” and would revoke the naturalization of anyone who becomes involved in gang activity either 10 years before or 10 years after taking the U.S. citizenship oath.
  • The True Biblical Response to Illegal Immigration and DREAMers

    02/11/2018 5:29:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    My Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) hosted another error-ridden town hall in Hermosa Beach last week. On immigration, he claimed to support two parts of President Trump’s proposed(?) plan: granting legal status to 1.8 million young illegals; and enhancing border security (although Lieu called the border wall “stupid”). He differed on ending chain migration and the diversity lottery. He quoted the Bible in his defense: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” (Matthew 25:35).My response: “Then take them...
  • Trump proposes US citizenship plan for 1.8 mn undocumented immigrants

    01/26/2018 8:22:54 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/2018 | Yahoo
    Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump's administration has unveiled a sweeping new immigration plan to Congress that offers 1.8 million young unauthorized immigrants known as "Dreamers" a path to citizenship over 10-12 years. In a comprehensive reform that will be formally presented next week, Trump also asked Congress Thursday to eliminate the popular "green card lottery" program and severely restrict family immigration, steps analysts say could cut in half the more than one million foreign-born people moving to the country annually.
  • Just a friendly reminder to those who are pushing Amnesty for ILLEGAL ALIENS

    01/25/2018 8:08:48 AM PST · by Howie66 · 12 replies
    01/25/2018 | Self
    For those who have forgotten the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Act of 1986, here is a refresher. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/99/s1200 At the time, Congress PROMISED that the Amnesty given to ILLEGAL ALIENS would be a one time deal and would NEVER be brought up, again. President Reagan foolishly signed the bill into law.
  • Julian Assange Gets Ecuador Citizenship After 5 Years of Living in Embassy

    01/11/2018 9:49:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    TIME via AP ^ | 01/10/2018
    (QUITO, Ecuador) — Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London for more than five years. The nation’s foreign minister announced Thursday that officials had decided to permit Assange’s naturalization while they look for ways to resolve his situation. Ecuador gave Assange political asylum after he sought refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for investigation of sex-related claims. Sweden dropped the case, though Assange has remained in the embassy because he is still subject to arrest in Britain for jumping bail. Britain’s...
  • Will the "C" question destroy the Democratic Party?

    01/09/2018 5:55:33 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    Fox and Hounds Daily ^ | Jan 9 2018 | Tony Quinn
    A simple request from the Trump Justice Department to the Census Bureau to add a single question to the 2020 federal census is causing a huge uproar among liberal and Democratic groups because it could have a devastating political impact for Democrats in the next decade. This is the “C” question: are you a citizen or not.
  • Anchor Baby Population in U.S. Exceeds One Year of American Births

    01/05/2018 2:06:53 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Fincastle Buchanan News ^ | January 5, 2018 | by Financial News Staff
    The number of United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite at least one of their parents being an illegal alien living in the country now outnumbers one year of all American births. A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report the booming number of U.S.-born children to illegal aliens who are given automatic citizenship, forever anchoring their families in the U.S. These children are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they are able to eventually bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. through the process known as “chain migration.” Every two new immigrants to the U.S....
  • Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts

    12/30/2017 9:15:34 AM PST · by Cheerio · 46 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 12/29/2017 | Justin Elliott ProPublica
    “This is a recipe for sabotaging the census.” The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them. That, in turn, could have potentially large ripple effects for everything the once-a-decade census determines — from how congressional seats are distributed around the country to where hundreds of billions of federal dollars are spent. The DOJ made the request in a previously unreported letter, dated Dec. 12 and obtained by ProPublica, from DOJ...
  • The Island Where Chinese Mothers Deliver American Babies

    12/21/2017 5:42:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 21, 2017 | Jon Emont
    his U.S. territory in the western Pacific is known for its epic World War II battle, white-sand beaches and the enduring culture of its indigenous Chamorro people. But for a certain class of Chinese parents, Saipan has become known as the latest hot spot for birth tourism, a place where women can give birth to babies who will automatically acquire U.S. citizenship.
  • Atheist Woman Sues To Remove "So Help Me God" From Oath

    11/06/2017 7:45:49 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 4th, 2017 | Summer Meza
    An atheist woman seeking citizenship in Massachusetts is suing to remove the phrase “so help me God” from the United States citizenship oath. Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo, a French national who has lived in the U.S. since 2000 with a green card, says that the inclusion of the phrase is an unconstitutional violation of her religious freedom. Her lawyer, Michael Newdow, drew attention for a similar Supreme Court case in 2004, when he argued that the Pledge of Allegiance should be rewritten to omit “under God.”
  • Dual to the Death!

    11/03/2017 12:27:35 PM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | November 2, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Here is a news story that will make no sense whatsoever to anyone who is not Australian - and, indeed, shouldn't really make any sense even if you are Australian. From The Sunday Times of Perth: Senator Parry has released a statement confirming he will step down as President of the Senate and resign his seat if British authorities say that he is a British citizen. The senator is still awaiting confirmation from the authorities... "As a result of this I have had cause to examine my citizenship status in relation to my late father having being born in the...