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Rare outdoor ceremonies for new US citizens held in Idaho

A federal judge in Idaho has held a pair of outdoor court proceedings to safely swear in new U.S. citizens from more than a dozen countries who otherwise would have had to wait months to become citizens because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Drive-up U.S. citizenship eases backlog, but new threat looms

Anita Rosenberger is among thousands of people around the country who have taken the final step to citizenship this month under COVID-19 social-distancing rules that have turned what has long been a patriotic rite of passage into something more like a visit to a fast-food restaurant.

Homeland Security will share citizenship data with Census

The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.

23 dead as protests grow against India citizenship law

Violent protests against India’s citizenship law that excludes Muslim immigrants have swept the country over the weekend despite the government’s ban on public assembly and suspension of internet services in many parts, raising the nationwide death toll to 23

Amid citizenship law outcry, Indian authorities ban protests

Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have left at least 11 people dead and more than 4,000 others detained.

Trump administration tightens policy on children born overseas

The new policy means that some members of the military and government employees would no longer be able to automatically pass on their citizenship to their foreign-born children if they themselves haven’t lived in the U.S. for a specified amount of time.