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  • The meaning of U.S. citizenship

    The meaning of U.S. citizenship
    In recent years, the concept of U.S. citizenship has figured in public debate largely in connection with immigration reform. Should immigrants who are in the country illegally be given a “path to citizenship”? Should children born to parents...
  • 100-year-old fulfills lifelong dream, becomes U.S. citizen on birthday

    100-year-old fulfills lifelong dream, becomes U.S. citizen on birthday
    Since she was 7 years old, Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes has wanted to become a U.S. citizen. On Wednesday, her 100th birthday, her wish came true. Munoz Orantes, a native Nicaraguan who lives with her daughter in Germantown, came to the United...
  • The 'terrorist screening database': Are they all terrorists?

    This page has criticized the government's infamous "no-fly list" because it is so manifestly susceptible to error. Now comes new information about how the federal government compiles the bigger, broader "terrorist screening database" from which the no-fly...
  • White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year

    White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year
    Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members cite: love of country and sense of duty. The fact that it wasn't technically his country didn't occur to the Canadian-born son of parents from Barbados and...
  • New citizens reflect on immigration debate

    New citizens reflect on immigration debate
    As Lievinne Mongu listened to the speakers at her naturalization ceremony, she reflected on her 14-year journey — from fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to asylum in the United States, a home in Silver Spring and a job with the...
  • A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case

    A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case
    Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were spending a quiet evening watching television in their Tujunga home when Johnny Carson joked about some liberal county clerk in Colorado who had done the unthinkable: issued a marriage license to two men. It was...
  • Stateless people in Dominican Republic hope to regain citizenship

    Maribel Campusano Fajardo smiles shyly at the ring on her left hand. "The ring is just a promise, because we can't get married without the identity card," the 25-year-old said. Fajardo's fiance, Rafael Toussaint, 26, is one of thousands of people born...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • Obama to pitch U.S. immigration reform from South Korea

    SEOUL -- President Obama plans to honor those who died in the Korean War with a surprising message for a foreign audience: a pitch for immigration reform back home. At a naturalization ceremony Friday for 13 U.S. service members and seven military...
  • World View: Feeling fully American after first-time vote

    Seventeen minutes. That's all it took for me to vote for the first time as an American. Tuesday night's visit to the polls was a first, too, in that I'd never voted for anything or any election associated with any of the three other countries whose...
  • En su idioma: Immigration agency offers help in Spanish

     
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expanding its outreach to Spanish-language speakers through a series called “Enlaces” via webinars, teleconferences, and in-person sessions. USCIS will hold one of its “...