Stories tagged: citizenship
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s declaration that he wants to end the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the United States to noncitizens drew quick criticism from frequent legal foe …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday night shielded Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from answering lawyers’ questions in a lawsuit challenging his decision to add a citizenship question to the …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
Almost 100 migrants became naturalized U.S. citizens Monday morning at the CenterPlace event center in Spokane Valley.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:17 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 1:40 p.m.
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.
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 …
Mon., April 2, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
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 …
Fri., March 30, 2018
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 …
Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
Washington will join legal challenge over citizenship question on 2020 census form, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says.
Tue., March 27, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
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, …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
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 – …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government’s ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
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 …
Sat., April 1, 2017
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.
Wed., March 1, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
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.
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.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
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.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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 …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015
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.
The federal government has denied Washington state an extension from the enforcement of tougher federal requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards.
Sun., Nov. 30, 2014
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 …
Sat., Sept. 27, 2014
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 …