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  • Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Ordered Wife to Give Birth to Anchor Babies in California

    07/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/13/2015 | Katie McHugh
    Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ordered his young wife, Emma Coronel, herself a U.S. citizen and daughter of another Mexican drug lord, to give birth in California to secure U.S. citizenship for his children. The Daily Mail reports that the feds didn’t thwart the Mexican drug cartel anchor baby scheme: “Federal agents wanted to stop her, but had no formal charges to file so had to let her go free.” Another immigration success story — despite the $5 million bounty placed on El Chapo’s head in Mexico, Coronel gave birth to twin daughters on August 15, 2012....
  • They served in the U.S. military and hoped for citizenship. Then they got deported.

    06/04/2017 3:20:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 89 replies
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/3/17 | Roxana Popescu
    TIJUANA, MEXICO — Rep. Juan Vargas, a California Democrat whose district runs the length of the state’s border with Mexico, introduced a set of bills last fall aimed at helping U.S. military veterans who were deported after they were convicted of crimes. The bills stalled, casualties of what he called bad timing during the presidential campaign. Vargas reintroduced the bills last week, because now he sees “a real opportunity.” He and six other Democratic members of Congress spent Saturday in this Mexican border town visiting deported veterans to press the issue, thinking that President Trump might be receptive to the...
  • Serious questions over credibility of "journalist" who sparked claim that Obama spied on Trump...

    03/21/2017 4:52:20 PM PDT · by browniexyz · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 21. 2017 | Alana Goodman
    The blogger behind incredible claims that the FBI had a warrant to examine the Trump campaign's communications is facing serious questions about her legitimacy after making a series of conspiracy-theory claims about elaborate Russian plots that appear to have little basis in reality. Louise Mensch is a British politician turned New York blogger who reported on the website Heat Street that the FBI was granted a FISA court warrant to access communications made by Trump's team during the presidential campaign.
  • Orioles Hall of Famer becomes U.S. citizen in Baltimore

    05/11/2017 11:05:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    WBAL Baltimore ^ | May 11, 2017 | by Omar Jimenez
    So far this year, almost 10,000 people have become U.S. citizens in Maryland. One of the newest citizens is a Baltimore Oriole who gave the city nine memorable years. he special ceremony, which happens twice a day in Baltimore, was a little more nerve-wracking than stepping onto the field at Camden Yards. Orioles Hall of Famer Melvin Mora has become a U.S. citizen after 17 years in the country. "I was trying not to cry," Mora said. "I said, 'What am I doing?' You know, I've been hitting with 40,000 people and now my hands are shaking so you know...
  • Trump Declared May 1 “Loyalty Day,” But You Shouldn’t Freak Out About It

    05/01/2017 6:07:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Bustle.com ^ | May 1, 2017 | Morgan Brinlee
    Trump Declared May 1 “Loyalty Day,” But You Shouldn’t Freak Out About It By Morgan Brinlee 19 hours ago President Donald Trump asked Americans to reaffirm their allegiance to the United States' founding principals in a proclamation that caused a number of people on social media to flip out. In his proclamation, Trump called on Americans to "observe this day with appropriate ceremonies," including reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and asked government officials to display the American flag on all government buildings and grounds. But while Trump's request may sound a bit Orwellian, the truth is there's no reason to...
  • Mark Levin: "Bill O'Reilly doesn't know what the hell he's talking about"

    04/20/2017 12:16:34 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 21, 2015 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin: "Bill O'Reilly doesn't know what the hell he's talking about"
  • *VANITY* LIZA'S NATURALIZATION OATH, MARCH 29, 2017 *VANITY*

    04/08/2017 7:16:00 PM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    self ^ | April 8, 2017 | knarf
    I finally figured out how to post it
  • *VANITY* . MY WIFE BECOMES AN AMERICAN CITIZEN TODAY ! . *VANITY*

    03/29/2017 5:34:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 127 replies
    self ^ | March 29, 2017 | knarf
    We met nine years ago, married seven years ago, and we tried SO hard to get this done so she could vote for Trump.
  • About time. DoJ seeks to strip convicted terrorist of citizenship

    03/22/2017 8:40:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in 2003 Iyman Faris was convicted of a rather scatterbrained plot to take down the Brooklyn Bridge by cutting the structure’s support cables. He was planning to do this in collusion with Al Qaeda as part of a possible second wave of attacks against the United States. He was given a rather lengthy jail term but he’s due to be released in December 2020. So what happens then? He’s a naturalized citizen of Pakistani birth, but the Justice Department is now looking to change that situation by stripping him of said citizenship and ejecting him from the country....
  • Actor Patrick Stewart Applying for U.S. Citizenship to Fight Trump

    03/02/2017 9:57:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/17 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    In an interview on "The View," actor Patrick Stewart said he is applying to become a U.S. citizen in order to help fight back against President Trump. While recounting a recent visit to Washington D.C., Stewart said he had "the worst night's sleep for years and years and years," joking that President Trump might have been to blame. Stewart referenced his tweet to "The View" hosts, calling it “fairly innocent,” and saying he “did not directly insult your president." “Not mine,” Whoopi Goldberg said in response. When host Joy Behar asked if the English actor would be willing to take...
  • **VANITY** When Will Birthright Citizenship Be Addressed?

    02/24/2017 8:11:58 AM PST · by Ancesthntr · 54 replies
    Self | 2/24/2017 | Ancesthntr
    Many of you know this, but some do not: When someone is born in the US, they are automatically a citizen, regardless of the degree of contact that the parents of the child have with the US. There have been a few court opinions (DC Circuit, IIRC) where one or more well-respected judges basically said that if the Congress were to pass a bill that stated that, for purposes of the 14th Amendment, the United States would have no jurisdiction over any person born in the United States or any of its territories if at least one of that person's...
  • Switzerland votes on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

    02/12/2017 1:51:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 February 2017 14:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Switzerland voted Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice. Preliminary results pointed to the measure being approved, in what would be a defeat for the far right nationalist Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which put issues of Islam and national identity at the center of the debate. The government as well as most lawmakers and political parties supported the proposal that would allow the grandchildren of immigrants to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport. According to...
  • A reasonable approach to Citizenship

    02/12/2017 6:31:15 AM PST · by Macoozie · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 12, 2017 | Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Toby Chopra
    The new constitutional amendment simplifies -- but does not make automatic -- naturalization for well-integrated people no older than 25 who were born in Switzerland, went to school here for at least five years, share Swiss cultural values, speak a national language and do not depend on state aid.
  • DHS rushing faulty citizenship system that could miss ‘national security threats’:IG

    01/23/2017 10:50:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The government’s new system that grants citizenship has “alarming” security breaches, including allowing immigrants to be approved without a full FBI background check, the Homeland Security inspector general said Monday in an “urgent” warning telling the government to put everything on hold. Inspector General John Roth said he got wind that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was about to take the troubled system online later this month, and said he was compelled to issue the extraordinary alert to try to prevent a massive mistake. He said that as of Jan. 11, about 175 citizenship applications were approved despite never having...
  • Left-wing Dutch vegan who moved to Switzerland is denied a Swiss passport because she is too [tr]

    01/10/2017 9:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A left-wing Dutch vegan who campaigned against cowbells in the Swiss village where she lives has had a request for a Swiss passport thrown out after annoying the locals. Nancy Holten, who was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the age of eight, is a fluent speaker of Swiss German and has children who are Swiss nationals.
  • Citizenship fate now ringing Obama’s White House doorbell

    01/03/2017 3:56:09 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/03/2017 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile all media white noise notwithstanding, the masses should begin to see welcome signs of the Obamas getting ready to move out of the White House Moving household kit and caboodle, they say, is second only to death of a spouse on the hight stress list. And with only 16 days of his overly long tenure as U.S. president left to go, Barack Hussein Obama and family must by now be packing their personal belongings for the coming Big Move back to citizen life.
  • Editorial: Make colleges a sanctuary from deportation threat (barf alert)

    12/29/2016 5:40:02 AM PST · by rellimpank · 51 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 29 dec 2016
    A nationwide movement to declare university campuses “sanctuary” spaces for students who are undocumented immigrants has arrived on the doorstep of Southern Illinois University. SIU students have asked the university’s administration to protect those among them who are undocumented if and when federal immigration officials attempt to identify them — or to question, arrest or detain them — after Donald Trump becomes president Jan. 20. Universities have an obligation to stand up for their students — all of them. Almost all of these young people on college campuses who fear deportation were brought to this country as babies or small...
  • Brussels 'to fast-track offer' for British nationals in France to remain EU citizens

    12/10/2016 5:21:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 December 2016 16:52 CET+01:00
    The European Union’s Brexit negotiators will offer British people a chance to individually remain part of the EU, according to media reports in Britain. There was potentially some good news on Friday for all those Brits who were unhappy about the EU referendum result. The Independent newspaper claimed on Friday that Guy Verhofstadt, the man put in charge of Brexit negotiations by the European parliament, will fast-track a proposal that would allow Brits to opt-in and maintain their EU citizenship. It had already been revealed that the EU was considering a plan to allow Brits to stay as EU citizens...
  • An Untold Number Of Immigration Applications Never Received Background Checks

    12/03/2016 4:46:10 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 2 2016 | KATHRYN WATSON
    Federal immigration officials are halting all scheduled naturalization ceremonies because their digital information system failed to run background checks on an untold number of applicants, according to an email obtained by House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte. The scope of the problem — including how many naturalization applications in the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials already approved without proper background checks — is unclear. “Effective immediately, offices are instructed not to approve or oath any naturalization cases in ELIS (Electronic Immigration System),” a Nov. 29 email marked “urgent” from USCIS...
  • Feds halt new citizenship approvals after Obama admin’s gaffe on background checks

    12/02/2016 10:40:39 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The government suspended naturalization ceremonies and banned officers from approving any new applications for citizenship earlier this week after realizing its background check system was broken and ineligible people may have been slipping through, a key congressman revealed Friday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, whose office was tipped off to the monumental error, said he was stunned by the problem — and also by the fact that the administration never bothered to inform him of it. ... At this point we are not confident that proper FBI Name Checks have been run on certain ELIS cases. At this point...