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  • Obama telling refugees: Go vet yourself Officials make astonishing admission about lack of screening

    09/28/2016 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/28/16 | Leo Hohmann
    President Obama’s top official responsible for vetting refugees testified before the Senate Wednesday that it’s possible for people from Syria and other terrorist-infested countries to have their refugee applications approved based simply on personal interviews with a “highly trained” immigration officer. Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, could not deny that in many cases there is no data from the refugee’s home country that would corroborate or refute his story. He tried to reassure the committee by saying the screening process is lengthy and continuously being improved, noting that the United Nations pre-screens the refugees before his...
  • Obama Caught REGISTERING Illegals To Vote Against Trump

    09/25/2016 4:29:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    We already knew that Barack Hussein Obama was desperate to make sure that Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election over Donald Trump, but even we didn’t think he’d stoop this low. According to The Political Insider, a movement has started to have illegal immigrants join “citizenship clinics,” which would allow them a pathway to become registered voters. The Washington Post reported that these clinics were an unprecedented effort” that would allow illegals to “presumably (vote) against Donald Trump.” The Obama administration has always denied playing any role in these clinics. However, new evidenced has just surfaced that proves once and...
  • Grassley: Rush to Confirm New Citizens Before Election Puts National Security at Risk

    09/23/2016 1:23:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday news broke Department of Homeland Security officials are encouraging employees to work expensive overtime hours to push through as many U.S. citizenship applications as possible before the November election. An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday. The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible “due to the...
  • Weekly Update: Clinton Emails Update

    09/24/2016 10:26:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 23, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Department Ordered to Disclose “Deleted” Clinton Records More Testimony Set in Clinton Email Scandal DHS Gives Aliens from “Special Interest Countries” U.S. Citizenship Clean House Is a Hit State Department Ordered to Disclose “Deleted” Clinton Records My Judicial Watch attorney colleagues appeared today in federal court for a hearing into how quickly Judicial Watch and the American people can see the Hillary Clinton emails recovered by the FBI that Clinton deleted or otherwise did not turn over to the State Department. The hearing in our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit before U.S. District Court Judge James E....
  • Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens 'due to election'

    09/22/2016 3:10:09 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | September 22, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    An internal Obama administration email shows immigration officials may be literally working overtime to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election, a powerful lawmaker charged Thursday. The email, from a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office chief and part of a chain of correspondence within the agency, urges the unnamed recipient to swear in as many citizens as possible “due to the election year.” “The Field Office due to the election year needs to process as many of their N-400 cases as possible between now and FY 2016,” reads the email,...
  • Footnote Reveals DHS Actually Gave Citizenship To 1,800 Illegals

    09/21/2016 12:21:14 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/21/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The real number of people who got citizenship instead of deportation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is more than double what the media initially reported, a footnote in the report reveals. More than 1,800 people who were supposed to be deported were mistakenly granted citizenship, the footnote discovered by CNN’s Jake Tapper in the DHS Inspector General report shows. That’s more than double the 858 number initially reported by the media. The report focuses on the use of digital fingerprinting by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which may explain why the 1,800 number was buried. The IG report...
  • More than 800 immigrants accidentally granted U.S. citizenship

    09/19/2016 11:27:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept. 19, 2016 | Pat Eaton-Robb, AP
    The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday. The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases.
  • More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship

    09/19/2016 7:24:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Sep 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren't caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases. The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth's auditors said they...
  • More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship (pending deportation orders)

    09/19/2016 7:27:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 19, 2016 | Alicia A. Caldwell
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren't caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases. The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth's auditors said they...
  • Why as a Christian I Don't Pledge Allegiance to the American Flag

    09/14/2016 7:13:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 12, 2016 | John Ellis
    Colin Kaepernick's decision to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem has generated a lot of noise. Seemingly carving the divide between Americans into an even larger chasm, people's anger has consumed the controversy and shut down most attempts at actual dialogue. Within that cultural framework, I meekly submit that I do not pledge allegiance to the American flag because I am a Christian. I pray that instead of adding to the division, my reason(s) why I do not will encourage fellow Believers as well as prompt unbelievers to research what it means to be a Christian.
  • U.S. Spends Another $10 Mil to Register New Immigrant Voters

    09/06/2016 10:06:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 6, 2016
    Months after the Obama administration spent $19 million to register new immigrant voters that will likely support Democrats in November, it’s dedicating an additional $10 million in a final push as the presidential election approaches. The money is distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, to organizations that help enhance pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses. Officially, they’re known as “citizenship integration grants.” Since 2009 USCIS has doled out $63 million in these grants to prepare more than 156,000 resident immigrants in...
  • International adoptees learn that they’re not citizens

    09/03/2016 3:03:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Since we’re apparently going to be examining every other aspect of immigration policy over the course of this election, we may as well toss this log on the fire as well. The Washington Post examines a specific class of US residents who don’t get very much attention in this debate, and while it doesn’t apply to a huge swath of the population, it’s causing some problems all the same. We’re talking about people who were born in other nations but adopted by American parents. If their new family doesn’t take care of all the paperwork to make them citizens as...
  • Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital[NJ]

    08/19/2016 10:28:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    NJ Spotlight ^ | 10 Aug 2016 | Lilo H. Stainton
    A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship This is the first in a series of articles investigating Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center. In this story we take a look at the facility’s AmeriMama birth-tourism program. Our second story details the hospital’s questionable business practices; the third, its ties to powerful NJ politicians.. A company based in the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has been advertising online to Russian citizens, encouraging pregnant women to come to the Secaucus facility to give birth —...
  • Khizr Khan Challenges Trump to Pass Citizenship Test

    08/16/2016 4:01:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 77 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father-turned-Democrat operative, has challenged Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to take the naturalization test that all legal immigrants must take to become U.S. citizens.
  • Germany mulls stripping citizenship from jihadists

    08/11/2016 6:12:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Aug 2016 14:22 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    German citizens with dual nationality who fight for a terror group should be stripped of their German citizenship, the interior minister said Thursday, unveiling tough new measures after two attacks by Islamic State militants. “Germans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror militia and who have another citizenship should lose their German nationality,” Thomas de Maizičre said. Some 820 people have left Germany to fight alongside jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to estimates by Germany’s secret services. With around one in three fighters having since returned to Germany, fears are running high of the threat they may...
  • No, the Constitution Does Not Bar ‘Religious Tests’ in Immigration Law

    07/31/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    Of all the ignorant pronouncements in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dumbest may be that the Constitution forbids a “religious test” in the vetting of immigrants. Monotonously repeated in political speeches and talking-head blather, this claim is heedless of the Islamic doctrinal roots on which foreign-born Islamists and the jihadists they breed base their anti-Americanism. It is also dead wrong. The clause said to be the source of this drivel is found in Article VI. As you’ll no doubt be shocked to learn, it has utterly nothing to do with immigration. The clause states, “no religious Test shall ever be...
  • Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship

    06/14/2016 7:08:13 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | June 12, 2016 | Julie Masis
    Tens of thousands of Russian dual nationals are being effectively stripped of their Russian citizenship via a quiet policy of Russian consulates worldwide refusing to renew their passports. Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 — the date...
  • Are American Samoans American?

    06/08/2016 6:44:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 June 2016 | Christina Duffy Ponsa
    The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear an appeal in Tuaua v. United States, which poses the question of whether the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment applies to American Samoa. That this is a question at all is puzzling, and not just because it’s called American Samoa. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” The United States annexed the eastern half of a group of Pacific islands known as the Samoas at the end of the 19th century. As a...
  • Citizenship applications soar in Trump’s wake

    05/27/2016 3:46:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Applications for U.S. citizenship soared in the first three months of the year compared with 2015, appearing to confirm the predictions of several Democratic-leaning groups that the numbers would climb in response to the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump.
  • Pocohontas comment re:Elizabeth Warren

    05/27/2016 2:05:28 PM PDT · by Rustybucket · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 26, 1016 | Hunter Walker
    Donald Trump repeatedly mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as “Pocahontas” at a press conference in North Dakota on Thursday, even as a Native American woman present at the event interrupted to call his comments “offensive.” “That’s very offensive. Sorry,” the woman said. “Is that offensive? You tell me,” Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. “Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again. “Pocahontas. Is that what you said?” Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential...
  • Right of the Soil (Arizona Civil Rights Conference)

    05/20/2016 8:15:53 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 20, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    One of the defining features of our society is its strange approach to citizenship. We live in the only major Western nation which operates under a policy of unrestricted jus soli, which means that individuals seeking to acquire American citizenship for their children need only birth them on United States soil in order to do so, even if they have no tangible ties to this country. The absurdity of this situation becomes evident when you realize that nearly 10% of children born in any given year have parents who are illegal aliens. The fact that this warped approach to citizenship...
  • Federal judge overturns Kansas law, says voters don’t have to prove citizenship to register

    05/17/2016 8:06:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Requiring would-be voters to prove their citizenship when they try to register at motor vehicle bureaus is a burden on their right to vote, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, striking down Kansas’s law. Judge Julie A. Robinson said only a few noncitizens have broken the rules to vote in Kansas in recent years, and that doesn’t outweigh the hurdles placed in the way of thousands of legal voters who are struggling to prove their citizenship. States instead should rely on would-be voters’ word that they are citizens, Judge Robinson said. “The record in this case suggests that there is a...
  • Why Cruz Campaign Proves we are No Longer a “Nation of Laws but Men (Women)”

    05/03/2016 8:38:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | May 2, 2016 | Michael Ware
    Our Founding Father, John Adams is quoted as saying: “We are a nation of laws and not men.” He said this to express the fact that we were not ruled by men. Whether king or emperor, all were to be governed and judged the same. Unlike the many nations of the world, swept up in divine right or democratic despotism (France), we were a nation that was founded on a written law. This law, the Constitution, was to be the final authority. We were not to look to figureheads or talking heads. We were to look to the standard, and...
  • Canada's government has trouble detecting citizenship fraud: watchdog

    05/03/2016 12:18:32 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/3/16
    Canada's government is doing a bad job of weeding out fraudulent citizenship applications and this means ineligible people can obtain Canadian passports, the country's top watchdog said on Tuesday. The findings could alarm U.S. critics already worried by what they say are the security risks posed by the new Liberal government's decision to quickly accept 25,000 Syrian refugees after taking power last November. Auditor General Michael Ferguson said in a report he had discovered a series of problems in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRC) department, which is responsible for making sure only eligible people can become Canadian nationals. "We...
  • U.S. Citizen Born Abroad: Consular Record “Is My Birth Certificate”

    05/03/2016 5:16:13 AM PDT · by iontheball · 131 replies
    Post & Email ^ | May 2, 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    In the midst of questions arising as to why presidential candidate Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas, has produced no documentation to support his claim that he was born a U.S. citizen in Canada in December 1970, author, former congressional candidate and former Hawaii resident Miki Booth provided a copy of her birth certificate, prepared by the American consulate in Sapporo, Japan, indicating that she was a U.S. citizen born abroad. The certificate was sent to The Post & Email by surface mail and returned in the same manner. Booth was born on December 18, 1949 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan...
  • Trumps Harsh Words on Immigration Is Motivating Immigrants

    05/02/2016 4:17:50 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 44 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 5/2/2016 | Sergio Bustos, Associated Press
    Tens of thousands of immigrants seeking citizenship as immigration is key campaign issue. MIAMI (AP) — Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration is at the center in this year's presidential campaign. Many immigration advocates say fear of Donald Trump becoming president is motivating many longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship, so they can vote. On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina (oh-SPEE'-nah) stood in a long line to take the first step
  • Ted Cruz Renounces Newly Discovered Canadian Citizenship

    05/01/2016 4:18:43 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 6/10/14
    The Republican senator gave up his dual citizenship months after first learning he was a Canadian citizen Texas Senator (and possible 2016 presidential hopeful) Ted Cruz has formally given up his Canadian citizenship, about nine months after learning he had it. While at home in Houston on Tuesday, Cruz was notified by mail that the renunciation became official on May 14, The Dallas Morning News reports. “He’s pleased to receive the notification and glad to have this process finalized,” spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said. Cruz intended to give up his Canadian citizenship, which was not a secret, after The Dallas Morning...
  • Heidi Cruz: ‘Ted Is An Immigrant!’

    05/01/2016 4:54:29 AM PDT · by Pfesser · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/2016 | Chuck Ross
    (Daily Caller) Heidi Cruz opened up a potential line of attack for Donald Trump on Saturday when she told a campaign crowd in Indiana that her husband can unify the Republican party because he is an immigrant. “Ted is an immigrant. He is Hispanic. He can unify this party,” Cruz told an audience in Greenfield, according to the Washington Examiner’s Byron York. The Texas senator was born to a Cuban father and American mother in Canada in 1970 but moved to Texas several years later. And though Cruz is an American citizen because his mother’s nationality, Trump has used his...
  • Germany to consider stripping IS fighters of citizenship: document

    04/20/2016 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:06pm EDT | (Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrew Roche)
    Germany’s ruling coalition plans to look into stripping Islamic State fighters of their German citizenship to prevent them from coming back to the country, a draft document seen by Reuters on Wednesday shows. More than 800 people have traveled from Germany to Syria and northern Iraq in recent years and around 70 returnees took part in combat or military training there, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said earlier this month. […] The coalition is also considering depriving German supporters of Islamic State of identity cards and passports to prevent them from traveling to areas controlled by Islamic State,...
  • Obama Allots $19 Mil to Register Immigrant Voters

    04/18/2016 9:52:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 18, 2016
    A year after President Obama launched his Task Force on New Americans the administration is injecting it with a $19 million infusion so it can achieve its key initiative of registering new voters that will likely support Democrats in the upcoming election. Officially, this is being described as enhancing pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses. The cash is being distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, and the obvious goal is to register more immigrant voters because they tend to be Democrat....
  • 7 FAM 1130 ACQUISITION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH ABROAD TO U.S. CITIZEN PARENT (Scrubbing of 7

    Today I discovered that the reason I could not find a section of the Nationalization Statues is because the section had been scrubbed. This is not an accident. The section removed had confirmed that the interpretation of the State Department based on the Constitution and relevant case law was that Naturalization did not convey natural born status for Constitutional purposes. The Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and associated Handbooks (FAHs) are a single, comprehensive, and authoritative source for the Department's organization structures, policies, and procedures that govern the operations of the State Department, the Foreign Service and, when applicable, other federal...
  • Cruz may have bamboozled the citizens of Texas in 2012 Senate bid

    04/07/2016 3:31:41 PM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 141 replies
    Sonoran News.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Linda Bentley
    On March 10, Attorney Stephen Pidgeon, lead counsel for the North American Law Center sent a letter to Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos on behalf of a legal citizen and voter in Texas, as well as in the public interest of the nation, questioning if, when Cruz ran for, was elected and certified by the Texas Secretary of State as the new U.S. Senator representing the people of Texas, he was a legal citizen of Canada. As of this writing, Pidgeon has not received a response. Ted Cruz Attached to his letter, Pidgeon provided a copy of Cruz's...
  • Mexican government urging US immigrants to become citizens and vote

    03/21/2016 9:05:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2016 | Rick Moran
    Mexican consulates in the U.S. are hosting citizenship clinics across the country, hoping to convince permanent residents from Mexico to become U.S. citizens so they can vote against Donald Trump. The pious declaration from the Mexican government that they are not "interfering" in the U.S. election fails the smell test. From Bloomberg: Joel Diaz doesn’t want to wait to see how it all turns out. The Mexican-American, who has been a permanent resident of the U.S. for six years, arrived at the Mexican consulate in Chicago on Saturday with his wife and four adult sons to register all of them...
  • Judge Has Harsh Words For DOJ in Key Voter Integrity Case

    02/22/2016 6:58:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2016 | Andrew Kloster
    "Inconceivable." "This is the first time in 14 years I've seen this." Those were some of federal district Judge Leon's comments regarding what the Department of Justice asked for in court today, as part of an important case that could impact the integrity of the 2016 election. The DOJ sought to not fight a lawsuit against the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), conceding to a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction filed by the League of Women voters and other activist groups. The EAC had decided to allow Kansas, Arizona, Georgia, and other states "to enforce state laws ensuring...
  • Bad news for Ted Cruz: his eligibility for president is going to court

    02/19/2016 6:36:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 336 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/18/16 | Dara Lind and Jeff Stein
    The problem: the meaning of "natural-born citizen" Here is what the Constitution says about who can be president: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. The problem is the Constitution doesn't define "natural born Citizen." Neither does any current law. And no one has...
  • U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

    02/12/2016 3:10:57 PM PST · by wtd · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 12, 2016 | Judicial Watch
    U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. CitizenshipRecognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It's a crucial issue that's left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it's been proven that identification measures aren't enough to keep illegal immigrants from voting in U.S. elections. Regardless, liberals and Democrats in Congress assert that requiring voters to provide a government-issued ID to vote discriminates against minorities because they are either too...
  • U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

    02/12/2016 10:04:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 12, 201`6
    Recognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It's a crucial issue that's left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it's been proven that identification measures aren't enough to keep illegal immigrants from voting in U.S. elections. Regardless, liberals and Democrats in Congress assert that requiring voters to provide a government-issued ID to vote discriminates against minorities because they are either too poor or too ignorant to get one. The powerful...
  • French parliament approves stripping citizenship from terrorists

    02/10/2016 10:22:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 4:15 AM | Ben Ariel
    Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday night narrowly voted to pass a highly controversial proposal to amend the constitution to strip people convicted of terrorist offenses of their French nationality, AFP reported. The measure, passed by 162 votes to 148 with 22 abstentions, followed weeks of debate after it was proposed as part of a set of measures by President Francois Hollande in the wake of the jihadist attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people. The nationality measure has strong public support, but has deeply divided Hollande's ruling Socialist Party. ...
  • Oh Oh... (Ted Cruz and dual citizenship)

    02/10/2016 8:13:15 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 147 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 02/08/2016 | Karl Denninger
    There's a clean question on the table regarding dual citizenship for persons born in Canada prior to 1977 (when they changed their law to officially recognize dual nationality.) Prior to that date, with few exceptions, you could not hold dual nationality with Canada. In other words the very act of "renouncing" Canadian Citizenship means that Cruz never held US citizenship at birth because his parents had to declare his nationality at the time he was born. There may be exceptions that were available at the time but the law now is immaterial. The only material fact is what the law...
  • Something to Think About

    02/10/2016 7:23:23 AM PST · by beachn4fun · 33 replies
    February 10, 2016 | Me
    There's been a lot of talk about whether Cruz is considered an natural born citizen, and therefore, eligible or not to run for President. There are different interpretations and I've been contemplating this issue and I want to throw this out for discussion: If two American citizens are living in, say, Germany when their child is born; does that automatically make the child a German citizen? Or are they American citizens because their parents are? Hmm... Yet, in America, when a child of two non-citizens is born in the USofA, the child is automatically considered a citizen. So, do we...
  • Birther Challenge Against Ted Cruz Dismissed By Illinois Board Of Elections

    02/03/2016 5:59:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Ulysses Arn
    The Illinois Board of Elections of Monday ruled on a birther challenge to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to be on the Illinois March 15th primary ballot. The board said that, "Further discussion on this issue is unnecessary." As they rejected the challenge, as well as another separate challenge against Sen. Marco Rubio. Popular Grove lawyer Lawrence Joyce brought the challenge, he was one of the lawyers representing people in 2008 and into 2009 seeking to have Barack Obama disqualified from serving as President using the same birther arguments that were made against Cruz. Those birther challenges against President Obama...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Is a Naturalized Citizen, not a Natural Born Citizen

    01/30/2016 6:07:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 146 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | Jnuary 30th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The United States Constitution requires presidents to be “natural born citizens”. The original Constitution doesn’t define “natural born citizen”, but the 14th Amendment states there are two categories of U.S. citizens: those who are born in the United States and those who are naturalized under Acts of Congress.
  • No, Ted Cruz Did NOT Support Amnesty, Concedes Megyn Kelly After #GOPDebate

    01/29/2016 7:12:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Red State ^ | January 29, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    During the Fox News/Google GOP debate on Thursday night, the candidates, especially Rubio and Cruz, were taken to task over their record on immigration. In one exchange, moderator Megyn Kelly challenged Senator Cruz to on whether, based on his amendments offered, he supported legalization. "Yes it would," said Kelly of his amendment. However, later that evening Kelly interviewed Cruz and conceded an important point. That being pretty much the opposite, which is that he did not and does not support legalizing the status of people here illegally. First, what was said at the debate: "It would have allowed for legalization,...
  • Natural Born Citizens and the Presidency: Is a citizen at birth considered natural born?

    01/22/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2016 | Mike Razar
    The recent controversy over the eligibility of Ted Cruz for the office of the Presidency is one of those conundrums embedded in the U.S. Constitution. That august document is full of ambiguous words and phrases that challenge even the strictest and most principled interpreters. The phrase "natural born citizen" could mean any number of things. For example, at the time of birth: 1. At least one parent is a U.S. citizen. 2. Both parents are U.S. citizens. 3. The birth occurs in a state of the United States. 4. The birth occurs in a state of the United States or...
  • Cruz, Natural Born Citizen Or Not? - Frankly, I am not sure that I care anymore

    01/20/2016 10:15:17 AM PST · by inpajamas · 129 replies
    01/20/2016 | inpajamas
    I was told today that Ted Cruz's conservatism was moot because he is not eligible to run for president. I have also been told by others that true conservatives cannot win a general election. If that is true, then there is no winning, for even if you prevail by sacrificing values and principles to enlarge your "tent", you have won nothing. The truth is, regardless of Cruz's status, Cruz's conservatism is not moot anymore than the Founders ideas were moot. For if values and principles are moot, you can follow the law precisely and you have nothing. The Founders parted...
  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship [14th Amendment]

    01/19/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/25/15
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Vanity - My letter to the Maine GOP on Cruz Eligibility

    01/18/2016 7:19:37 AM PST · by Cboldt · 94 replies
    Vanity ^ | January 18, 2016 | vanity
    My letter to Jason Savage, the executive diretor of the Maine GOP ... There is evidence that Cruz is a naturalized citizen of the US. He was born in Canada, and the SCOTUS case of Rogers v. Bellei, if applied, would assign Cruz the status of naturalized citizen of the US. I understand that certification of his qualifications emanates from the RNC, and that the Maine GOP is powerless to challenge the certification. A certification that is clearly false, as any competent court would find, if it found it had jurisdiction. I also understand that I am voting, in the...
  • Trump: How can you be a U.S. senator if you're a Canadian citizen?

    01/15/2016 2:08:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2016 | AllahPundit
    A morsel from the spin room after last night’s debate. Trump is making a prudential argument, I take it, not a legal one since there’s zippo in the Constitution barring senators from holding dual citizenship, which Cruz did until 2014. In fact, Article I explicitly permits someone to become a senator even if they haven’t been an American citizen since birth: “No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that...
  • In his own words: Ted Cruz on his U.S. citizenship

    01/12/2016 8:00:15 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 153 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/8/16 | Byron York
    MASON CITY, IOWA -- Thanks to Donald Trump, the Ted Cruz birther issue emerged this week on the edges of the presidential campaign. Cruz, born in Canada to an American citizen mother and a Cuban father, is an American citizen by birth, according to U.S. law. But Trump suggested there might be a question of whether Cruz meets the constitutional requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen," and that the issue could be tied up in litigation, thus creating a problem for Republicans if Cruz were to be the party's nominee. At a town hall in Mason City...
  • Where is Ted Cruz CRBA? Shows you were ZOTTED ...

    01/12/2016 5:48:45 AM PST · by Curmie · 176 replies
    Birth of U.S. Citizens Abroad A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain statutory requirements are met. The child’s parents should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (CRBA) to document that the child is a U.S. citizen. If the U.S. embassy or consulate determines that the child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth, a consular officer will approve the CRBA application and the Department of State will issue a CRBA, also...