Tag Archives: citizenship

UK May Offer Path To Citizenship For Hongkongers

Reuters reports: Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. Foreign minister Dominic Raab [photo] said on Thursday that if Beijing went ahead, Britain would extend the rights of 350,000 ‘British National Overseas’ …

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Trump Admin Amassing Citizenship Data On Everybody

NPR reports: You will not find a citizenship question on the 2020 census forms. But in the months since federal courts permanently blocked the Trump administration from asking the hotly-contested question for this year’s national head count, the administration has been pushing ahead with a backup plan — amassing government records to try to determine the U.S. citizenship status of …

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Justice Dept Creates New “Denaturalization” Division

Just in via press release: The Department of Justice today announced the creation of a section dedicated to investigating and litigating revocation of naturalization. The Denaturalization Section will join the existing sections within the Civil Division’s Office of Immigration Litigation—the District Court Section and the Appellate Section. This move underscores the Department’s commitment to bring justice to terrorists, war criminals, …

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US Census Ads To Combat Citizenship Question Scare

Politico reports: In response to widespread fear among immigrants and activists over the Trump administration’s failed drive to put a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the Census Bureau is investing millions of dollars in an advertising campaign underlining the fact that participants’ information will not be shared with local or federal authorities. The handful of citizenship-focused advertisements …

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DHS To Share Citizenship Data With US Census Bureau

The Associated Press reports: The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form. Trump’s order is being challenged in federal court, but meanwhile, the …

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India Sees Riots Over New Citizenship Law [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalized at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities such as Hindus and Christians from persecution in neighboring Bangladesh, …

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Trump Administration To “Update” US Citizenship Test

NPR reports: The Trump administration is planning changes to the U.S. citizenship test. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is revising the test to ensure that “it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge.” The test was introduced in 1986 and last revised in 2008. In a USCIS statement, acting Director Ken …

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Swats Down Census Citizenship Question For Now, Remands Case To Lower Court

Raw Story reports: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dept. of Commerce v. New York, where the state of New York sued over the question the Trump administration placed on the census asking about legal citizenship. The Court decided that they agreed with lower court decisions and that the reason for putting the question on the census was “invalid.” …

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SCOTUS Okays FUCT, No Other Major Rulings Today

NPR reports: Dirty words make it to the U.S. Supreme Court only occasionally. One of those occasions came Monday, in a case involving a clothing line named “FUCT.” The issue is whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office acted unconstitutionally when it refused to grant trademark protection to the brand name. And, for the justices, the immediate problem was how …

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Conservative Justices Mostly Silent As Supreme Court Hears Case On Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

The Associated Press reports: Conservative Supreme Court justices were mostly silent Tuesday as a Trump administration lawyer defended the government’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, an indication the court’s majority may be inclined to side with the administration. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic justice, told Solicitor General Noel Francisco that the result of adding …

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Second Court Blocks 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Courthouse News reports: The Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census suffered a major setback late Wednesday when a federal judge issued a second nationwide injunction against the policy, finding it would “threaten the very foundation of our democracy.” U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg is the second federal judge in less than two months to …

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SURVEY: Most Americans Would Fail Citizenship Test

Axios reports: A majority of Americans in every state except Vermont would fail a test based on the questions in the U.S. citizenship test, according to a survey by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. It suggests most Americans can’t live up to the standards we set for people applying to be U.S. citizens — and we set those standards …

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US Census Bureau To Offer Citizenship Data To State Officials In Charge Of Redrawing Voting Districts

Talking Points Memo reports: In what could be a major change for voting rights and the distribution of political power between urban and rural areas, the Census Bureau signaled Friday that it is willing to work with state and local officials charged with drawing voting districts if they want citizenship data for the redistricting process. The move to inject citizenship …

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Survey: 36% Of Americans Pass US Citizenship Test

The Washington Examiner reports: Just a third of Americans can pass a multiple choice “U.S. Citizenship Test,” fumbling over such simple questions as the cause of the Cold War or naming just one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for. And of Americans 45 and younger, the passing rate is a tiny 19 percent, according to a survey done for the …

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