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Can the census ask if you’re a citizen? Here’s what’s at stake in the Supreme Court battle over the 2020 census

For the first time in decades, the 2020 census might include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen.... Read more»

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Election-year spike in citizenship requests higher than expected

Federal officials who typically see an increase in citizenship applications during presidential election years said that applications in this heated election season appear likely to surpass expectations.... Read more»

How I passed my U.S. citizenship test

Last month, I became an American citizen, a tremendous honor and no easy accomplishment, even for a Canadian. After living here for 12 years, I thought I knew everything. Then I learned how we mint Americans.... Read more»

Immigration reform advocates open to piecemeal approach

Although U.S. House members are back in their districts after leaving the issue of immigration reform untouched, advocates for change — including members of the business community — have a clear message: We’re not going anywhere.... Read more»

A little-known policy helps military spouses stay in U.S. legally

Maria Quiring’s son was just months old the day the deportation notice arrived at her El Mirage home. Despite her marriage of five years to a U.S. Air Force serviceman, Quiring was ordered back to her native Mexico. Had a Department of Homeland Security policy called Parole in Place not found her a loophole, Maria Quiring would not be where she is today, watching her now 5-year-old son J.J. assemble a Hungry Hungry Hippos game on the floor.... Read more»

Bachmann cries wolf

Rep. Michele Bachmann ginned up a bogus doomsday scenario for Republicans in 2014, falsely warning that President Obama would “wave his magic wand” to grant voting rights to newly legalized immigrants if Congress passes an immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship.... Read more»

Analysis

The top 5 things the Senate immigration reform bill accomplishes

Today the Senate passed S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” with a strong bipartisan vote, 68-32. As amended in the Judiciary Committee and on the floor of the Senate, the bill is a strategic overhaul of our nation’s immigration laws.... Read more»

Senate passes comprehensive immigration reform bill; House next

"It's landmark legislation that will secure our borders and help 11 million people get right with the law," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said of the bill. ... Read more»

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Citizens without obligations?

If American corporations are, as the Supreme Court ruled in 2010, citizens entitled to free speech and other rights from the nation, what corresponding obligations to the nation do these corporations have?... Read more»

The top 5 reasons why immigration reform in 2013 Is different than in 1986

The specter of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, or IRCA, has haunted every immigration-reform effort over the past few decades and continues to influence the 2013 reform debates.... Read more»4

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Immigration reform: ‘Here we go again,’ Latin Americans say

Excitement, or anxiety, is rising fast in the United States — depending on which side of the immigration debate you take the pulse.... Read more»

Immigration officials to hold Douglas office hours

Southeastern Arizona residents with immigration and citizenship questions will have a shorter trip beginning later this month. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials will be in Douglas on July 25 and 26.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Farley and Horne on Supreme Court actions

State Rep. Steve Farley, Attorney General Tom Horne, and TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith broke down this week's Supreme Court rulings on SB 1070, health care reform, and Arizona's attempt to require citizenship papers to register to vote.... Read more»

High court declines to let Az require citizenship proof from voters

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for a lower court ruling that would stop Arizona election officials from rejecting voter registration forms that do not have evidence of citizenship.... Read more»2

Ala.'s immigration law on mobile homes blocked

A controversial immigration law that would require Alabama residents to prove their citizenship when registering a mobile home has been blocked.... Read more»

Analysis

78% of Arizonans favor path to citizenship for undocumented

Arizonans overwhelmingly favor a comprehensive approach to immigration policies – secure borders and enforcement, coupled with a possible pathway to citizenship for undocumented residents, according to a new statewide poll.... Read more»6

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