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  • Australian govt pushes easier language test for new citizens

    10/18/2017 6:53:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2017 9:10 PM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    The Australian government said Thursday it was prepared to relax its proposed English language test for new citizens as a compromise to get other tough new restrictions on attaining citizenship through Parliament. Immigration and Borden Protection Minister Peter Dutton said his conservative government was prepared to reduce its proposed English-language skill threshold from “competent” to “modest:” a level of basic communication with many mistakes. The change would be from level six to five on the nine-level International English Language Testing System scale. Language skills are not currently tested in the Australian citizenship process although some English is required. ”We believe...
  • Swedish conservatives propose stricter rules for citizenship

    09/07/2017 8:33:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 7 September 2017 11:05 CEST+02:00
    Sweden’s main opposition party, the Moderates, want to tighten the rules for people seeking Swedish citizenship, suggesting a string of new measures they say will encourage integration and better correspond to the rules of other Nordic countries and Germany. In an opinion piece published in daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Thursday, Moderate party members Tomas Tobé and Gunnar Strömmer said that the rules to become Swedish aren’t strict enough, and in some cases even hamper the integration of the country’s new citizens. “Sweden should be an open country (…) But at the same time we have to make demands: Everyone...
  • Trump, GOP should keep DACA but scrap birthright citizenship

    09/05/2017 12:31:25 AM PDT · by Boomer · 68 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | September 04, 2017 | Liz Peek
    If Trump does turn the matter over to his wobbly Republican colleagues, he must demand they cut a deal: agree to grant the “Dreamers” permanent status in the U.S. in exchange for abolishing birthright citizenship. That single change could forever reduce the allure of sneaking into the U.S.
  • President Gerald R. Ford's Remarks Restoring Rights of Citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

    08/29/2017 7:05:33 PM PDT · by central_va · 29 replies
    Ford Library ^ | Aug 5th,1975 | Gerald Ford
    I am very pleased to sign Senate Joint Resolution 23, restoring posthumously the long overdue, full rights of citizenship to General Robert E. Lee. This legislation corrects a 110-year oversight of American history. It is significant that it is signed at this place. -- Gerald R. Ford, President
  • Texas Judge Reinstated to Bench after being Suspended for not being a US Citizen!

    07/31/2017 6:15:59 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 66 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 07-30-2017 | Tim Brown
    Texas municipal court Judge Young Min Burkett was suspended after it was discovered she is not an united States citizen.  Now, the Corpus Christi City Council has voted to return her to the bench after she was naturalized. Burkett was placed on unpaid leave in May because it was discovered that she is not a US citizen. According to reports, Burkett was supposed to go to San Antonio to expedite her citizenship application and since that time she has been naturalized. However, following her suspension and naturalization, the Corpus Christi City Council voted to return her to the bench. KRIS TV...
  • Pass Me My Sharia Niblick

    06/28/2017 11:55:28 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | June 28, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    The formal observances of Canada's 150th birthday have included a sesquicentennial viceregal gaffe and a pair of commemorative prime ministerial socks. But of course what most Canadians like to do when we're not trapping beaver and huffing poutine is celebrate diversity. And so it was that at the Canadian Tire store in Scarborough a "Scarborough woman" went full Allahu Akbar in the paint aisle, but, touchingly, instead of just slashing at her "fellow Canadians" with the traditional machete of her own cultural inheritance, she also embraced Canadian values by clobbering her victims with a golf club as if berating the...
  • If a US Citizen Becomes a Citizen of Another Country is Anything Lost Here?

    06/23/2017 2:47:12 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 75 replies
    the soup pot | 06.23.17 | chickensoup
    If any US citizen becomes, say, a British Subject, do they lose any US benefits? Social Security? Medicare? Since the other country does not notify the US, the individual can maintain two passports, and does continue to own property in both countries. Is there any downside to taking on another citizenship?
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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"

    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

    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 ^ | 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.