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‘Documented Dreamers’ push for citizenship path

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Dip Patel was born in India, but after a stop in Canada, he came to the United States legally on his parents' work visa when he was just nine years old. Country caps on certain employment-based visas mean when more t...

AOC-backed Puerto Rico bill includes option for independence while retaining US citizenship

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The Puerto Rico Status Act, a compromise bill made up of legislation from Democratic Reps. Darren Soto of Florida and Nydia Velázquez of New York and blessed by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, would de...

Justice Department sues Arizona over new election law requiring proof of citizenship

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The Justice Department sued the state of Arizona Tuesday to block a law that would require proof of citizenship to register to vote in the state. The law, which Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed in March, i...

Michael Moore’s July 4 message: ‘Cannot in good conscience’ continue to accept ‘full citizenship’ privileges

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Moore shared his piece on Twitter with the caption, "A mass shooting to celebrate the 4th. A wealthy class that doubled its wealth while the country suffered. A Supreme Court that stripped 51% of our citizens of thei...

Billie Joe Armstrong says he’ll renounce his US citizenship over Roe v. Wade reversal

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Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has told fans at a concert that he intends to renounce his United States citizenship following the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade -- a controversial move ...

Their records were locked in caves during the pandemic. Now they say an ‘unreasonable delay’ is still stalling their citizenship applications

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It sounds like a scenario from another era. Millions of paper immigration files are stored in a sprawling network of limestone caves around Kansas City. Some of those underground storage facilities operated with red...

American dream very much alive, Ghanaian immigrant, entrepreneur says on first anniversary of US citizenship

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"America is still the place where anybody can make it," Alma Ohene-Opare told Fox News. He and his wife on Friday celebrated their first anniversary of becoming a citizen after spending 17 years living, working and r...

Arizona GOP governor signs legislation requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote

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Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation that would require all Arizonans to provide proof of citizenship and residency to register to vote, sparking criticism from voting rights advocates ...

Dr. Oz vows to renounce Turkish citizenship if elected to Senate

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is seeking the Republican nomination for US Senate in Pennsylvania, said Wednesday that he would renounce his Turkish citizenship if elected, after one of his top primary rivals questioned his all...

Russian oligarch renounces citizenship, says it has ‘become a stamp of shame’

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In a lengthy Facebook post, Leonid Nevzlin said if he were to obtain a second citizenship, he would be honored to be part of Ukraine. "Russian citizenship has already become a stamp of shame on itself, which I no lon...

Foreign volunteers get Ukrainian citizenship in fight against Russia, Ukraine says

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Supporters who travel to Ukraine and enlist into the volunteer force will receive a military card from the state’s Border Guard service and, in the future, the volunteers will be among a group of foreign nationals wh...

Black immigrants are more likely to be denied US citizenship than White immigrants, study finds

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Black male immigrants are less likely to be approved for United States citizenship than White immigrants, a new study released this week shows. Researchers at the University of Southern California analyzed more than...

US-born Olympic freeskier Eileen Gu dodges questions about citizenship after winning gold for China

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The 18-year-old Olympian, born in San Francisco, was asked several times by reporters during a press conference if she had relinquished her U.S. citizenship to compete for China. Her response, each time, avoided a di...

Texas cop killing suspect’s record, citizenship unclear due to alias – but manhunt underway, prosecutor says

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Oscar Rosales, 51, whom police accuse of fatally shooting Harris County Cpl. Charles Galloway early Sunday, is likely an alias, authorities said during a Monday news briefing. But they have both video evidence of the...

PA GOP Senate Battle: David McCormick returns fire, calls on Dr. Oz to ‘renounce’ Turkish citizenship

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As McCormick, a West Point graduate, Gulf War combat veteran and former Treasury Department official in former President George W. Bush's administration, officially launched his bid to try and succeed retiring GOP Se...

Biden nominee equated ‘proof of citizenship’ with ‘voter suppression,’ likened felon voting ban to slavery

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"When you add laws that prohibit people with a criminal conviction from voting, it’s practically the same system as during slavery – Black people who have lost their freedom and cannot vote," attorney Nancy Gbana Abu...

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