Tag: Citizenship and Naturalization

Don’t Fall for Trump’s Census Bait-and-Switch

Last month, President Trump ordered the Commerce Department to do what it legally could to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count used to redraw congressional districts. Then on Monday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the constitutionally mandated 2020 census would end a month early. The obvious intention of both moves, and earlier efforts […]

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An Incomplete Census Hurts Everyone. Even Trump.

The Census Bureau hasn’t offered a clear explanation for its decision this week to bring an early end to the decennial enumeration of the nation’s population, but the reason is clear enough: The Trump administration doesn’t want a complete count, as the law requires. This is not a secret plot. Mr. Trump has been trying […]

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Judge Halts Trump’s Wealth Test for Green Cards Over Coronavirus Pandemic

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration on Wednesday from moving forward with plans to deny green cards to immigrants who have received Medicaid, food stamps or housing vouchers, even on a limited basis — a wealth test challenged by New York and other states in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The judge, George B. […]

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Shamima Begum, Who Joined ISIS in Syria, Can Return to U.K., Court Says

LONDON — Shamima Begum, a woman who traveled to Syria from London as a schoolgirl to join ISIS, should be allowed to return to appeal the government’s decision to strip her of her British citizenship, a court ruled on Thursday. The Court of Appeal ruled that the only way Ms. Begum would be able to […]

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