Keyword: naturalization

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  • Sanctuary Cities Promise to Make 1 Million Immigrants Citizens in 2017

    07/09/2017 6:46:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 9, 2017
    Twenty-one cities, several of them sanctuary cities, have pledged to make one million immigrants American citizens by the end of 2017. The Naturalize Now initiative is aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from deportation under the Trump administration. President Trump is not against legal immigration, but has promised to crack down on illegal residency in the U.S., especially of criminals. The cities include New York City, NY; San Francisco, CA; Seattle; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Jersey City, NJ; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; and Tucson, AZ. Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and other progressive elected officials...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Mall shooter not a U.S. citizen – voted in 3 elections

    09/29/2016 7:34:36 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    Add voter fraud to the list of Arcan Cetin’s offenses. Cetin, 20, is the Turkish immigrant arrested Saturday for the Friday night shooting and killing of five people in a Burlington, Washington, mall. Security camera’s show Cetin entering the mall briefly without a weapon, leaving and then returning with a rifle. Cetin fled but was apprehended 24 hours later. He has reportedly confessed to the five murders. Now, election officials and Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, have confirmed that Cetin was illegally registered to vote and voted in three elections in the state in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Cetin...
  • [2013] MLB star Jose Fernandez reunited with grandmother for first time since defecting from Cuba

    09/25/2016 4:19:07 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 14, 2013
    Jose Fernandez -the NL Rookie of the Year in 2013 - came to the United States by boat as a 15-year-old Cuban refugee in 2008. Along the way, he rescued his mother, who had fallen overboard. However, his beloved grandmother, who Fernandez calls a “baseball freak,” was left behind.“She’s the love of my life... my everything,” Fernandez said. The day before winning the Rookie of the Year Award, a shocked Fernandez was reunited with his grandmother in Florida with help from Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.
  • 858 immigrants are accidentally given American citizenship

    09/19/2016 1:16:43 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 19, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — 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.
  • More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted citizenship

    09/19/2016 9:09:33 AM PDT · by jennychase · 36 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/19/2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (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.
  • 'So Help Me God’ Left Out of Naturalization Oath in D.C. Ceremony

    09/15/2016 12:48:44 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 12 replies
    https://pjmedia.com/ ^ | September 14, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, appointed by President Obama to the District Court for the District of Columbia, left out “so help me God” while administering the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony Wednesday. Howell asked the new U.S. citizens to raise their right hand and “repeat the ‘Oath of Allegiance’ after me.” According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the oath goes: "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a...
  • Clutching his tiny American flag, Redskins lineman becomes a U.S. citizen

    09/14/2016 9:43:18 AM PDT · by boycott · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-14-16 | Dan Steinberg
    The latest story about an NFL player and a flag began Tuesday morning just after 11, in the great hall of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins building. All 45 candidates for naturalization held miniature American flags as they sat in plastic chairs and listened to government officials deliver paeans to the power of immigration. Those included the first two candidates in the front row, perhaps the smallest and the biggest of the 45. There was tiny Dahlia Lyons, a native of the Philippines and the only military spouse in the ceremony. And next to her was the 6-foot-5...
  • 104-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen After Two Decades

    08/27/2016 12:59:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Aug 27, 2016
    A 104-year-old Jamaican mother became a naturalized U.S. citizen Friday, after living two decades in South Florida.
  • 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...
  • Melania Trump: Becoming U.S. Citizen Greatest Privilege On Earth

    07/18/2016 9:11:16 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 23 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 18, 2016
    Stepping onto the national stage for her first big appearance of the campaign, Melania Trump, wife of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, detailed her own personal journey from Slovenia to the U.S., and called her decision to become an American “the greatest privilege on planet Earth. Introduced by her husband, Mrs. Trump vowed her husband will “never, ever, let you down”
  • Hispanic activists’ anti-Trump efforts fall flat as citizenship push sputters

    06/09/2016 3:07:32 PM PDT · by orchestra · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/08/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrant-rights advocates had vowed to make 2016 the year of the anti-Donald Trump citizenship surge, hoping to sign up a million new immigrants eager to send a message rejeting the GOP’s presidential candidate — but so far they’re falling short, with naturalization rates only slightly higher than four years ago. There’s little question that Mr. Trump’s outsized rhetoric has angered Hispanic activists overall, and Mexican immigrants in particular. But applications for citizenship are up just 6.6 percent compared to the same period in 2012, according to the latest data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and actual approvals are down...
  • Obama Admin Funds Blitz To Naturalize Anti-Trump Voters

    03/29/2016 8:34:19 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/28/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Obama administration is supporting several non-profit groups — with federal funding through a major White House initiative — that are part of an organized effort aimed at converting green-card holders into U.S. citizens in order to vote against Donald Trump, ... Through an initiative called Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative, which the White House formed in April 2014, the administration has partnered with the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), an immigration rights umbrella organization that has denounced Trump’s “hateful rhetoric.” In a recent post to its Facebook page, NPNA asserted that green-card holders “have the potential to...
  • Will the Dems let Cruz, born in Canada to a Cuban father, be Hillary's opponent?

    03/11/2016 4:42:18 AM PST · by chrisnj · 85 replies
    self | 3/11/2016 | chrisnj
    Will the Dems let Cruz, born in Canada to a Cuban father, be Hillary's opponent in the General election?
  • The US Citizenship Laws Say What They Say (electorate education)

    03/06/2016 6:48:24 AM PST · by patlin · 241 replies
    US Statutes at Large ^ | March 6, 2016 | patlin
    The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (H.R. 2580; Pub.L. 89–236, 79 Stat. 911, enacted June 30, 1968), a.k.a. Hart-Celler Act, 1965 Section 202 of the Immigration and Nationality Act... “(b)(3) an alien born in the United States shall be considered as having been born in the country of which he is a citizen or subject, or if he is not a citizen or subject of any country then in the last foreign country in which he had his residence as determined by the consular officer; (4) an alien born within any foreign state in which neither of his parents...
  • LAWS OF VIRGINIA, MAY 1779−−3d OF COMMONWEALTH

    02/19/2016 5:58:26 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 26 replies
    VA GEN WEB ^ | 1822 | WILLIAM WALLER HENING
    CHAP. LV. An act declaring who shall be deemed citizens of this commonwealth. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That all white persons born within the territory of this commonwealth, and all who have resided therein two years next before the passing of this act; and all who shall hereafter migrate into the same, other than alien enemies, and shall before any .......
  • Naturalization Major Driver In Surge Of Hispanic Voters

    01/19/2016 8:15:27 PM PST · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/19/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Decisions by hundreds of thousands of Hispanic immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship are driving the number of eligible Hispanic voters to record heights, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. The Hispanic electorate is expected to grow to a record 27.3 million voters in 2016, primarily because millions of U.S.-born Hispanics are coming of voting age, Pew found. But the second largest driver of growth is naturalization. (RELATED: White House Launches Campaign To Get Immigrants To Sign Up For Citizenship)
  • Non-Citizen Deported for Voting in American Elections

    05/13/2015 9:39:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    P. J. Media ^ | 5-13-15 | Joseph Vanderlust
    The federal voter registration form has zero safeguards. She was only caught because she accidentally self-reported. Last week, the Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals upheld a decision to deport Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick for voting in a federal election. Fitzpatrick registered to vote in Illinois using the federal “Motor Voter” registration form. Fitzpatrick’s criminal act is one more example demonstrating that non-citizens voting in American elections is not a myth. The opinion by the Board of Immigration appeals stated: On August 5, 2005, she applied for an Illinois driver’s license and signed a voter registration application in which...
  • Forty Years Ago Today, I Became An American Citizen

    01/23/2015 4:06:11 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 52 replies
    Self | January 23, 2015 | Tennssee Nana
    On January 23, 1975, in a courthouse in Portland, OR, I sat with many other grateful immigrants and listened as a local judge, himself the son of immigrants fron Eastern Europe, congratulated us and expounded on our new responsibilities as American citizens. He was as teary eyed as we were. Among our group was an 80 year old Jew from Poland. She had escaped with her family during the 1930s and had raised her children in America to be good citizens and to prosper. She cried and kept saying "Thank you" and we cried with her. Her attorney grandson explained...