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Trump Did Exactly What Opponents Of The Census Citizenship Question Said He Should Do

Trump Did Exactly What Opponents Of The Census Citizenship Question Said He Should Do

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   President Donald Trump abandoned his push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census Thursday, opting for an executive order directing federal agencies to share citizenship data with census officials.  Trump’s order embraces a plan that opponents of the census citizenship question urged the government to pursue. […]

The Government Is Still Pursuing A Citizenship Question, But Path Forward Unclear

The Government Is Still Pursuing A Citizenship Question, But Path Forward Unclear

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   tice and Commerce are exploring “all available options” to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census forms, government lawyers told U.S. District Judge George Hazel Friday.  Judge Hazel will allow the plaintiffs to gather evidence purportedly showing discriminatory intent behind the citizenship question.  President Donald Trump […]

Trump Will Push For Census Citizenship Question

Trump Will Push For Census Citizenship Question

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   One day after senior officials publicly abandoned their ambitions to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form, the Trump administration abruptly reversed course and told a federal judge it would continue its legal fight. Though government lawyers and census officials said the question would be […]

Veterans Pathway to Citizenship Workshop | March 23, 2019

Veterans Pathway to Citizenship Workshop | March 23, 2019

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for expedited citizenship due to their military service. The CalVet Minority Veterans Division has partnered with El Concilio and Blanchard Community Library to provide free legal assistance to veterans seeking citizenship and/or naturalization services. Additionally, veterans will have the opportunity to learn about state and federal […]

Supreme Court to Decide on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Supreme Court to Decide on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may include a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire.  U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman struck the citizenship question in a lengthy January ruling, finding the government had repeatedly violated a federal law called the Administrative Procedure Act. […]

USCIS Makes Two More Applications Available for Online Filing

USCIS Makes Two More Applications Available for Online Filing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that applicants can now complete and file Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, and Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 online. “One of the major burdens to both benefit seekers and the agency’s adjudicators is the costly, time […]

Trump Administration Will Ask the Supreme Court to Protect the Census Citizenship Question

Trump Administration Will Ask the Supreme Court to Protect the Census Citizenship Question

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Trump administration will ask the Supreme Court to decide whether the government can append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman forbade the government from incorporating the citizenship question Jan. 15 in a sweeping decision that […]

The American Dream Series #6 – Jolin Crofts- Struggling for the American Dream

The American Dream Series #6 – Jolin Crofts- Struggling for the American Dream

by Jolin Crofts This is the sixth of a series of articles on immigrants who came to the USA legally, became naturalized Citizens and worked to achieve their own “American Dreams.”   An Immigration Story I was born in Iran in the 60s. After my arranged marriage at age 19 with a prominent family from […]

Commentary | This Too Shall Pass: “Birthright Citizenship” Kerfuffle is Mostly a Get Out The Vote Tactic

Commentary | This Too Shall Pass: “Birthright Citizenship” Kerfuffle is Mostly a Get Out The Vote Tactic

  By Thomas L. Knapp In a late October interview with news website Axios, US president Donald Trump announced his intention to sign an executive order doing away with “birthright citizenship” — the notion that persons born on US soil are citizens from birth with no need for any naturalization process. It’s not exactly an […]

The American Dream Series #5 – Escaping to Freedom

The American Dream Series #5 – Escaping to Freedom

by Georgette Hadvina This is the fifth of a series of articles on immigrants who came to the USA legally, became naturalized Citizens and achieved their own “American Dreams.”   Immigration Story The sky was bright and clear on that late fall day of November, 1957.  We must wait for a landing clearance, the pilot announced. […]

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