Tag: Citizenship and Naturalization

Fight Over Census Documents Centers on Motive for a Citizenship Question

The fight between Congress and President Trump over census documents revolves around one crucial issue: discerning the true motive of the Trump administration when it made a historic decision to ask all residents in the country if they were an American citizen. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, has long claimed that […]

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Ginsburg Hints at Sharp Divisions Ahead as Supreme Court Term Nears End

WASHINGTON — In 2012, as the Supreme Court was mulling the fate of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg addressed the American Constitution Society, a liberal group. “This term has been more than usually taxing,” she said. Two weeks later, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined Justice Ginsburg and the […]

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The Racial Reckoning Comes

When I was a boy I was taught a certain story about America. This was the land of opportunity. Immigrants came to this land and found an open field and a fair chance to pursue their dreams. In this story Benjamin Franklin could be held up as the quintessential American — the young hustler, who […]

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Democrats Urge Pompeo to End Policy Used to Deny Citizenship to Children of Gay Couples

Nearly 20 Democratic senators and 80 members of the House of Representatives signed sharply worded letters that were sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday, calling on his department to reverse a policy that has been used to deny citizenship to children of Americans born abroad through assisted reproductive technology. The two letters, […]

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Will the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court Survive the Census Case?

The Supreme Court is poised to decide one of its most divisive cases since litigation around the travel ban: the challenge to the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Even as the justices deliberate on this case, shocking new reporting offers critical support to opponents of the administration’s position. […]

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Looks Like the Trump Administration Lied About the Census

A trove of documents brought to the attention of the Supreme Court on Thursday makes it hard to see the Trump administration’s efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census as anything but a partisan power grab. The court will decide before the end of June whether Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, was […]

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Beto O’Rourke Proposes Immigration Overhaul That Would Undo Trump Policies

Beto O’Rourke released a broad immigration plan on Wednesday, pledging that as president he would immediately end several Trump administration border policies through executive action, offer protection from deportation to thousands of immigrants whose status in the United States is in limbo, and pass legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 […]

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David Whitley, Texas Secretary of State, Resigns After Questioning Voters’ Citizenship

David Whitley, who served as the Texas secretary of state for about five months and was the face of a failed attempt to review the citizenship status of nearly 100,000 registered voters, resigned from his post Monday. Mr. Whitley was appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, in December, but he was never officially […]

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