Naturalization

This photo provided by Panshu Zhao shows Zhao in uniform on Feb. 11, 2018 at a U.S. Army Reserve installation in Houston. Zhao is one of dozens, if not more, devastated immigrant military recruits and reservists struggling this summer with abrupt and often inexplicable discharges and cancelled contracts. They enlisted with a promised path to citizenship in exchange for being willing to risk their lives for the U.S., a timeworn exchange that’s added linguists, medical specialists and others to the military since the Revolutionary War. “It’s just like you’re dropped from heaven to hell,” Zhao told the Associated Press on Friday, July 6, 2018. (Panshu Zhao via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 11:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University. In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the...
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In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, photo, a Pakistani recruit, 22, who was recently discharged from the U.S. Army, holds an American flag as he poses for a picture. The man asked his name and location to be undisclosed for safety reasons. The AP interviewed three recruits from Brazil, Pakistan and Iran, all of whom said they were devastated by their unexpected discharges. (AP Photo/Mike Knaak)
July 05, 2018 - 11:29 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment...
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With the New York City skyline in the background fireworks explode during an Independence Day show over the East River, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
July 04, 2018 - 11:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With dazzling fireworks and backyard barbecues, Americans celebrated Independence Day with traditions that expressed pride in their country's 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday was marked with a sense of a United States divided for some. There were even...
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In this June 28, 2018 photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joins activists at the Supreme Court as President Donald Trump prepares to choose a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Washington. Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government’s chief immigration enforcement agency. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has said Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, has “become a deportation force.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 30, 2018 - 1:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 have sought to bolster their progressive credentials by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration...
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In this June 28, 2018 photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., joins activists at the Supreme Court as President Donald Trump prepares to choose a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Washington. Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government’s chief immigration enforcement agency. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has said Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, has “become a deportation force.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 29, 2018 - 4:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A far-reaching Republican immigration bill is careening toward likely House rejection, a defeat that would be a telling rebuff of the leaders of a divided GOP. The party’s lawmakers are considering Plan B: Passing legislation by week’s end curbing the Trump administration’s contentious separating of migrant families. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 26, 2018 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are set to vote Wednesday on a hard-fought immigration compromise between conservative and moderate GOP flanks, but the bill has lost any real chance for passage despite a public outcry over the crisis at the border. Instead, lawmakers are expected to turn toward...
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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., center, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, flanked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, talk before a series of votes in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Yesterday, Rep. Meadows and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., faced off in the chamber as lawmakers struggled to move on immigration amid the political fallout of migrant families being separated at the border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 21, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions. It hasn't been helped by President Donald Trump's running...
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Demonstrators line up to protest U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and immigration reform at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind. Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 8:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump's wall with Mexico — and a provision aimed at addressing the...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls on reporters during the daily briefing in the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2018 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration legislation (all times local): 5:15 p.m. House Republicans are reviewing a discussion draft of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a visa system for young "Dreamers" and other immigrants and $25 billion for President Donald Trump's...
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June 12, 2018 - 9:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' efforts to pass immigration legislation (all times local): 10 p.m. A top Republican aide says the House will vote next week on two immigration bills. The plan comes after GOP moderates and conservatives failed to reach agreement on a compromise measure...
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