Stories tagged: citizenship
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
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.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
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 …
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.
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.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:54 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
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.
Fri., March 4, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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 …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015
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.
Sun., Nov. 30, 2014
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 …
Sat., Sept. 27, 2014
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 …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
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 …
Wed., June 22, 2011
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 …
Thu., April 28, 2011
What GOP officials said
‘Now that it’s been released, we can move on to real issues.” Matthew Pederson,
Thu., April 28, 2011
Wash., Idaho officials: Other issues trump birth controversy
Republican officials in Washington and Idaho say neither state’s party is deeply concerned about President Barack Obama’s citizenship and both think the nation has far more important issues to address, …
Thu., Nov. 11, 2010
Chester Elementary taps holiday for citizenship lesson
For many children, Veterans Day means little more than a day off from school. Students at Chester Elementary School in Spokane Valley know better. They got a lesson in patriotism …
Thu., Oct. 7, 2010
Woman from Ghana honored by friends, ‘American family’
A retirement community in Spokane Valley celebrated its newest American citizen Sept. 28 with a party on the anniversary of her arrival in the United States. Elizabeth (Kakraba) Koffi-Gue, 38, …
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010, 5:51 p.m.
Woman, 86, decides ‘it’s about time’ to become U.S. citizen
What a shame that Dan Surean didn’t live to see his lovely Mary finally become a U.S. citizen today.
Wed., June 16, 2010
Citizenship proposal faces constitutional test
PHOENIX – Emboldened by passage of the nation’s toughest law against illegal immigration, the Arizona politician who sponsored the measure now wants to deny U.S. citizenship to children born in …
Tue., May 1, 2007
One nation, 209 new citizens
Some came to the United States for riches, some for their faith, others for freedom. At Spokane’s Masonic Temple on Monday, there were at least 209 reasons to become American, …