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Anchor Babies

Birthright in the US ensures that anyone who is born to US citizens outside of the US and anyone who is born in the US is entitled to US citizenship. Citizenship by birthright was guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, passed in July 1868. The 14th Amendment was passed after the Civil War, and was designed, …

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A Closer Look at the Citizenship Test

After an applicant has filed for US naturalization, he or she must pass the citizenship test in order to achieve citizen status. The naturalization test is administered by immigration officers and is designed to help determine whether an applicant has an adequate grasp of the English language and US history and civics. Now that a …

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Is it Good to Have Private Prisons for Immigration Detentions?

This year, the federal government is expected to deport over 400 000 undocumented immigrants, possibly breaking a new deportation record. These large numbers mean that many cases in immigration courts are pending, in part because the courts cannot keep up with the demand to process cases. Currently, delays for these cases are setting new records. …

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US Immigration Law to be Reviewed by Supreme Court

Ever since a controversial immigration law was passed in Arizona, there has been legal opposition to the legislation. Now, the United States Supreme Court is reviewing that law, which requires police to check immigration status of people who are stopped during actions and which police believe may be undocumented immigrants. The law requires immigrants to …

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Mayor of LA links immigration with economy

Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, yesterday spoke at a Champions of Change event at the White House to honor those who have helped immigrants to navigate the often-complex process of naturalization. The mayor also called for the implementation of comprehensive immigration reform, according to Jon Baird of KNX 1070. The ceremony was held …

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Fewer minors cross border into US

The number of undocumented immigrant minors taken into custody after being caught trying to illegally cross the border into the United States has fallen for the second month in a row. 3,129 unaccompanied immigrant minors were detained by agents at the border between the US and Mexico in August, according to the Customs and Border …

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