Naturalization

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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January 23, 2019 - 8:55 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive. Novelist and online...
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The five people being naturalized as American citizen, take the oath of allegiance in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 19, 2019 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day focused on his demand for a border wall, President Donald Trump used music and pageantry to welcome "the five newest members of our great American family" during a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office. In a ceremony Saturday that began to the strains of a violin and...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, after returning from a trip to the southern border. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 11, 2019 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad. Trump tweeted Friday that those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can "rest...
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In this Nov. 28, 2018, photo, lawyer Shoichi Ibusuki, center, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, on the problems in Japan's technical intern program, with Eng Pisey, right, Cambodian technical trainee and Huang Shihu, left, Chinese technical trainee in Tokyo. Ibusuki, lawyer specializing in labor cases and supporting victimized foreign students and interns, called the internship program as a disguise to use trainees as mere cheap labor and should be scrapped and replaced with the new program underway. Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. Lawmakers were due to vote Friday, Dec. 7, on a government proposal to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 07, 2018 - 5:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. Lawmakers were due to vote late Friday on a government proposal to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work...
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In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 photograph, children attend class at the Velyka Dobron High School in Velyka Dobron, Ukraine. A new education law that could practically eliminate the use of Hungarian and other minority languages in schools after the 4th grade is just one of several issues threatening this community of 120,000 people. Many are worried that even as Ukraine strives to bring its laws and practices closer to European Union standards, its policies for minorities seem to be heading in a far more restrictive direction. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
November 14, 2018 - 4:38 am
CHOP, Ukraine (AP) — The Hungarian minority in western Ukraine is feeling besieged. A new education law that could practically eliminate the use of Hungarian and other minority languages in schools after the 4th grade is just one of several issues threatening this community of 120,000 people in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. US officials say stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American citizens. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 01, 2018 - 2:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American citizens. That's according to several U.S...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. US officials say stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American citizens. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 30, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricter Trump administration immigration policies have stymied Pentagon plans to restart a program that allowed thousands of people with critical medical or Asian and African language skills to join the military and become American citizens, according to several U.S. officials...
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