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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 8:50 a.m.

97 new U.S. citizens from 39 countries sworn in at Spokane Valley’s CenterPlace

Almost 100 migrants became naturalized U.S. citizens Monday morning at the CenterPlace event center in Spokane Valley.


U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

A growing number of people whose official birth records show they were born in the United States are now being denied passports – their citizenship suddenly thrown into question.


Boys rescued from cave, once stateless, get Thai citizenship

Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday.


For our newest citizens, the test began the second they crossed our border

It’s a long road to belonging for those Americans who join a country struggling to address immigrants, refugees and undocumented residents.


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

U.S. launches bid to find citizenship cheaters

The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them …


U.S. Census: Yakima officials debate merits of White House decision to ask about citizenship

Critics say asking census respondents if they are U.S. citizens will lead to inaccurate counts and a resulting in drop federal funding, while supporters say it’s the only surefire way …


Marc A. Thiessen: There is nothing wrong with a census question about citizenship

The Trump administration is being sued over its plans to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, which California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says “is not just …


Washington to join challenge to 2020 census citizenship question

Washington will join legal challenge over citizenship question on 2020 census form, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.


Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest

The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats, who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.


Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions on ‘chain migration’

The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status, …


In lawsuits, same-sex couples say U.S. wrongly denied their children citizenship

When Blixt tried to register her son as an American citizen at the U.S. consulate, officials refused because he was not her blood relative, and her wife, who conceived the …


Saudi Arabia, which denies women equal rights, makes a robot a citizen

Sophia, the advanced artificial intelligence robot – which looks like Audrey Hepburn, mimics human expressions and may be the grandmother of robots that solve the world’s most complex problems – …


In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Stateless Mikheil Saakashvili breaks through into Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili’s strategy for returning to Ukraine despite the revocation of his citizenship changed Sunday when the stateless ex-officeholder boarded a train that runs from Poland straight into the Ukrainian …


Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government’s ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process.


Justices strike down gender differences in citizenship law

A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of an unusual immigration law that treats fathers and mothers differently when it comes to conferring citizenship on children born outside …


100 years ago in Spokane: Boy turned down for Navy, immigrants applying for citizenship asked extra loyalty questions as U.S. prepares for WWI

A variety of war-related news filled the pages of The Spokesman-Review as the U.S. prepared to declare war on Germany.


Trump’s immigration mixed message draws skepticism

President Donald Trump surprised congressional leaders when he suddenly suggested he was open to broad immigration reform. But while there is appetite on Capitol Hill for legislation, there is also …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Syrian man leads Pledge of Allegiance at citizenship event

Rohi Atassi was among 117 immigrants to become the newest American citizens during a Chicago naturalization ceremony Tuesday, but the Syrian dentist stood out among his peers.


Putin grants Russian citizenship to actor Steven Seagal

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded Russian citizenship to action film actor Steven Seagal, the Kremlin said Thursday. The 64-year-old Seagal has been a regular visitor to Russia …


Appeals court orders removal of proof-of-citizenship voting requirements

A U.S. elections agency must remove a proof-of-citizenship requirement from a federal form used by people in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to register to vote for November’s election, a federal …


Kansas must count disputed state, local race votes, judge rules

Kansas must count potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who’ve registered without providing citizenship documents, a county judged ruled on Friday.


Florida judge dismisses birther lawsuit against Cruz, Rubio

WASHINGTON – A Florida judge is dismissing a suit demanding that Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz be taken off the March 15 ballot in Florida’s GOP primary …


Birther ballot challenge against Ted Cruz in Illinois tossed by judge

A judge has dismissed a claim that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz isn’t eligible for the Illinois ballot because he was born in Canada.


Editorial: State must change ID law

Legislature should bring driver’s license and ID laws into compliance with federal REAL ID Act.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 5:42 p.m.

Washington denied REAL ID deadline extension

The federal government has denied Washington state an extension from the enforcement of tougher federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.


Guest opinion: U.S. citizenship not that simple

To Americans, the rules of citizenship can seem simple: You’re a member of this nation either by birth or naturalization. But centuries of debate over how citizenship can be acquired …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The great immigration surge of the early 20th century was illustrated by an account of the 61 people admitted to U.S. citizenship in Spokane’s …


Classes prepare those seeking U.S. citizenship

How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have? How many voting members are there in the U.S. House of Representatives? Who does a U.S. senator represent? These are just three …


American craftsman

There are perhaps only five true concertina makers in the world, William Wakker says. His not only is made in America, as of Tuesday it’s truly American-made. Wakker, a Dutch …