Naturalization

June 24, 2019 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. military member who became an American citizen during a 2012 White House ceremony has been slain along with her two toddlers, and the children's father has been arrested. Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their Staten...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court enters its final week with two issues to decide that could shape the distribution of political power for the next decade: whether to rein in political boundary-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The justice also might say whether their election-year calendar will make room for President Donald Trump’s effort to end the Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 23, 2019 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Both decisions could affect the distribution of political power for...
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June 19, 2019 - 6:36 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants accused the U.S. government in a lawsuit Wednesday of failing to promptly give them copies of their own immigration records, hampering their ability to fight deportation and apply for citizenship. Two immigrants and three attorneys said they are seeking class-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Secretary of State David Whitley, left, arrives for his confirmation hearing in Austin, Texas. Texas has settled a federal lawsuit over the state's bungled search for non-citizens among the state's 16 million registered voters. The agreement announced Friday, April 26, 2019 ends an effort by Texas elections officials that led to the state wrongly questioning the U.S. citizenship of tens of thousands of voters. Whitley said the agreement allows the state to continue "voter registration list maintenance" but ensures that the same mistakes won't happen again. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 26, 2019 - 7:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials announced Friday that they settled a lawsuit over a bungled search for ineligible voters that President Donald Trump stoked over Twitter but that resulted in the U.S. citizenship of thousands of people being wrongly called into question. The agreement officially...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Oswaldo Barrientos picks dead leaves from marijuana plants at the grow facility where he works near downtown Denver. Immigration authorities on Friday, April 19, 2019 said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal law. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)
April 19, 2019 - 3:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state where they live, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law. The announcement comes weeks after officials in...
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini waves as she arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. European Union leaders meet Wednesday in Brussels for an emergency summit to discuss a new Brexit extension. (AP Photo/Riccardo Pareggiani)
April 17, 2019 - 11:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's position on Cuba (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The European Union and Canada are joining forces to protect their companies after the U.S opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans...
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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana celebrates after hitting a solo home run off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Joe Biagini during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 5, 2019, in Cleveland. The Indians won 3-2. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 05, 2019 - 11:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana touched the plate and was swept up in the arms of his teammates. This was no ordinary home run. This one meant so much more. Days after passing a test to become a U.S. citizen, Santana homered with one out in the ninth inning and made a familiar trot around the bases...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Jesse Melgar, deputy director of media and public affairs for Gov. Gavin Newsom poses at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Melgar, who is serving as Newsom's spokesman on the upcoming trip to El Salvador, is the son of a Salvadorian immigrant who fled the country nearly 40 years ago to escape the violent civil war. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 05, 2019 - 2:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is traveling to El Salvador to learn firsthand what is prompting thousands of people to leave and seek new lives in the United States. Joining him is an aide whose father made the same journey to the U.S. nearly 40 years ago . Jesse Melgar is...
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Hakeem al-Araiby, a former Bahraini international soccer player and refugee displays his certificate after becoming an Australian citizen, four weeks after escaping extradition to his homeland during a much-publicized detention in a Thai prison, in Melbourne, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Al-Araiby, who fled Bahrain citing political repression, had lived under refugee status in Australia for more than a year until detained in Bangkok in November while on holiday. (David Crosling/AAP Image via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 12:21 am
SYDNEY (AP) — A former Bahraini soccer player and refugee became an Australian citizen Wednesday, four weeks after detention in Thailand on an extradition request from his home country raised international concern. Hakeem al-Araiby told reporters he's "an Aussie now" and is happy to be safe. The 25...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-...
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