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Advocacy group says Dominican government annulling citizenship for people of Haitian descent
CITIZENSHIP:PRESIDENTIAL candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon has said she has a document which shows she did not become an American citizen until October 1999.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican government has confiscated or annulled nearly 1,600 birth certificates belonging to residents of Haitian descent, a migrant advocacy group charged Tuesday. A government official denied anyone had been wrongly denied a birth certificate. Sonia Adames, director of Jesuit Refugee and Migrant Services, told reporters the group’s investigation found ...
Legal permanent residents and anyone else interested in U.S. citizenship is invited. A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will outline how to become an American citizen, and will explain and the preparation for application and interview.
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NEW BRITAIN — The New Britain Public Library and Literacy Volunteers of Central CT are co-sponsoring a free program on citizenship for legal permanent residents, or green card holders, and anyone interested in U.S. citizenship
On Sunday, Oct. 9 volunteer attorneys will provide free legal assistance to lower income immigrants eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 714 DeKalb St., Norristown.
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After winning accolades from the Israeli parliament for academic achievement and gaining 10 years of experience in building mission-critical systems for the Israel Defense Forces, Amit Aharoni came to Stanford to complete an MBA. Then, like many of his Stanford peers, Aharoni caught the entrepreneurial bug. Last July, he founded a start-up, which is building a shopping engine for buying cruises ...
WASHINGTON D.C. – The US Citizenship and Immigration Service has warned of some private websites that charge to prepare immigration forms mimic the look and feel of official government sites, leading them to mistakenly believe they are dealing directly with the government and paying USCIS fees. Many copycat sites add to the confusion by charging [...]
As a result of public input during recent outreach sessions in the CNMI, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued Thursday the procedures and requirements that will now allow foreign workers applying for H-1B and other nonimmigrant classification to remain in the CNMI and continue working while awaiting a decision on their application.
Catapult Technology, Ltd., a leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Information Technology (IT) contractor to the federal government, has won a contract to provide U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with executive coaching services. The contract, won under the GSA MOBIS contract vehicle, is valued at $247,000 over three years. An agency within the Department of Homeland ...
On Sept. 21, 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the award of $9 million in grants to 42 organizations to expand citizenship preparation programs for permanent residents.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the award of $9 million in grants to expand citizenship preparation programs for permanent residents. Forty-two organizations from 27 states and the District of Columbia will receive funding.
Hundreds of employers and employees swamped the first day of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' outreach program yesterday, with so many people crowding the indoor auditorium of the American Memorial Park for the 2pm session that the USCIS was forced to set an unscheduled session later at 4pm.
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A shackled US citizen pleaded guilty Monday to charges of defaming Thailand's royal family, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in jail in the south-east Asian kingdom.
In a case that reads like a spy novel, a US-Iranian citizen was charged in New York Tuesday for allegedly plotting with an Iranian special operations officer to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
A US citizen pleaded guilty in a Thai court on Monday to charges of insulting the monarchy, an offence punishable by up to 15 years in prison under controversial lese majeste laws.
BANGKOK - A US citizen pleaded guilty on Monday to insulting Thailand's monarchy, an offence that carries up to 15 years in prison, but he called on Washington to help release him to support freedom of expression.
A US citizen pleaded guilty in a Thai court on Monday to charges of insulting the monarchy, an offence in theory punishable by up to 15 years in prison under the controversial 'lese majeste' laws.
DANA ROSEMARY Scallon became a US citizen prior to putting her name forward for the 1997 presidential election but a decision was taken not to inform the electorate, her sister told a court in Iowa in 2008.
WASHINGTON -- Two men have been charged in connection with a $1.5 million plot directed by elements of the Iranian government to assassinate Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the US, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. Manssor Arbabsiar, a naturalized US citizen who holds both Iranian and...
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A family who fled Ethiopia for Canada four years ago say they are frustrated with Canada's immigration rules, after the father and three of his children gained citizenship but the mother was denied over a failed language test.
Almost a quarter of a million adults living in Denmark can’t vote in the September 15 election. Jelena Bundalovic is one of them. Born at Hvidovre Hospital, she went to Danish primary school at Ryparken Lilleskole and completed high school at Ørestad Gymnasium last year.
Do you know the first three words of the Constitution? Or the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment? The Denver Center Theatre Company's "American Night" sheds a satirical light on our accepted notions of American history.
Every person who comes to this country and wishes to become a citizen of the United States must pass a test about our nation's founding principles, history and governmental structure. Would your knowledge of civics be enough to pass that test?
Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-LedgerKatherine Bravo Alava, left, and Maria Bermejo, both natives of Ecuador, take the oath of allegiance with Roen Barak , who is a native of Israel, during the their citizenship swearing in ceremony. Montclair State University celebrates Constitution...
Foreign nationals could soon have to take a test on British history before they are granted a UK passport after David Cameron set out moves to toughen up requirements for citizenship.
Foreign nationals could soon have to take a test on British history before they are granted a UK passport after David Cameron set out moves to toughen up requirements for citizenship. Related Stories ‘Halt housing benefit cuts’ Sinn Fein’s stance on Queen ‘laughable’ Alex Salmond to let 16-year-olds vote in bid to secure Scottish independence Ministers gamble on new £6bn nuclear fuel plant at ...
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The fair is this Saturday by appointment by Derechos Humanos.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a free two-hour information session on Tuesday.
Naturalization ceremony held in Pensacola brings 97 new citizens to U.S.
Dear PAO, My mother cannot apply for a passport because her citizenship is Chinese. My lolo is pure Chinese but he was born here in the Philippines. My mother’s birth certificate shows that both her parents are Chinese. I would like to know how she could acquire a passport. Is there any other way to change her citizenship other than naturalization? If there is none, what is the process and where ...
History was made Friday, Sept. 16, when 49 new American citizens took an oath of allegiance at the National Archives on Trapelo Road, marking the first time a naturalization ceremony was held in Waltham.
A work group to consist of city leaders, park board members and Lansing residents will evaluate a contentious pilot "naturalization" program in municipal parks that began this season and recommend a process for choosing parks in the future.
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum will celebrate the opening of its new visitor center by hosting a naturalization ceremony for 18 New York City residents as they become U.S. citizens.
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Three envoys accredited to Rwanda, yesterday, presented their credentials to President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro.
The US Ambassador to Manila, Harry K. Thomas, cracked down on the Philippines. The US official expressed his concerns about the development of sex tourism in the country.
Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say. Please click here if you are interested in contributing. Pakistan has taken hits in recent reports, being depicted as supporting terror.
The United States Embassy in Windhoek has warned Namibians against the many forms of fraud schemes disguised as correspondence from the US government.
Gunmen who attacked the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday have all been killed, the Afghan National Directorate of Security said.
The conflict between the U.S. and Pakistan continues to evolve.
The USA's top military officer has accused Pakistan's spy agency of supporting the terrorists behind a string of high-profile attacks on US targets in Afghanistan.
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The unmatched news resource for legal professionals. Free ! Join 35,000+ readers Comment: Gary Endelman on DOMA - Following New York’s enactment of a statute guaranteeing equal rights to same sex partners who wish to marry, opponents of the Defense of Marriage Act (or DOMA, defining marriage as between one man and one woman, and the basis of I-130 denials by the USCIS for same sex couples) are ...
In a decision released on September 28, US District Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the Central District of California ruled that Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals precedent binding on that district court requires him to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Customs and Immigration Service's refusal to recognize a same-sex marriage between an American citizen and an Indonesian man.
The DHS has commendably issued policies urging prosecutorial discretion in recent months recognizing its inability to deport all undocumented immigrants, and designating certain deportable deserving discretion immigrants under a low priority status . Especially noteworthy is the June 17 Morton Memo on prosecutorial discretion, which urges against enforcement of individuals who came to the US as ...
USCIS issued guidance on INA §204(1) in December 2010, but very little additional public information is available.
THE Child Status Protection Act, enacted in 2002, was intended to address the adverse impact of a child’s reaching the age of 21 on his/her eligibility for an immigrant visa. It prevents the lengthy separation of families that results when the child “ages out”.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials announced yesterday an extension of parole for certain foreign workers in the CNMI up to Jan. 31, 2012, and a grant of parole for students turning 18 “this school year” whose parents will be applied for a transitional worker status.
A man who is currently serving a prison term for sexually abusing a minor girl is facing a new criminal case in federal court for the alleged filing in 2009 of a false statement before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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The Philadelphia office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - gateway to America for thousands of immigrants - will move from its longtime home at 16th and Callowhill Streets to a new, environmentally friendly, $30 million building in West Philadelphia at the end of 2012.
Latino leaders say the administration hasn't done enough to push for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, while deporting too many immigrants. Still, the administration has sued to overturn tough immigration laws in two states, and is weighing challenges in others. For the president, it's a difficult political balancing act.
The Progressive Conservative government is hoping changes to its Provincial Nominee Program will start generating more interest in the immigration program, which was criticized by the auditor general earlier this year.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Grimes is looking at becoming home to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility, which has drawn resistance in the Des Moines area.
Alabama asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to allow the state to enforce much of its strict law targeting illegal immigration, and state officials tried to clear up confusion over the crackdown among court officials and police.
As Alabama and Arizona embrace harsh new immigration laws, the state of Rhode Island is quietly going the other way. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, who took office in January, has dismantled Rhode Island's vigorous campaign against illegal immigration in recent months, ditching E-verify, revoking the State Police's authority to enforce federal immigration laws, and most recently, leading the charge ...
There are thousands of people in Canada waiting for their citizenship applications to be completed, and the Canada Employment Immigration Union says more workers are needed to clear the backlog.
Citizenship
Advocacy group says Dominican government annulling citizenship for people of Haitian descent
CITIZENSHIP:PRESIDENTIAL candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon has said she has a document which shows she did not become an American citizen until October 1999.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican government has confiscated or annulled nearly 1,600 birth certificates belonging to residents of Haitian descent, a migrant advocacy group charged Tuesday. A government official denied anyone had been wrongly denied a birth certificate. Sonia Adames, director of Jesuit Refugee and Migrant Services, told reporters the group’s investigation found ...
Legal permanent residents and anyone else interested in U.S. citizenship is invited. A representative from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will outline how to become an American citizen, and will explain and the preparation for application and interview.
/taxonomy/term/142 read more
NEW BRITAIN — The New Britain Public Library and Literacy Volunteers of Central CT are co-sponsoring a free program on citizenship for legal permanent residents, or green card holders, and anyone interested in U.S. citizenship
On Sunday, Oct. 9 volunteer attorneys will provide free legal assistance to lower income immigrants eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 714 DeKalb St., Norristown.
Share your thoughts! AMES — Iowa 4-H’ers have two opportunities to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus, a national 4-H leadership program for high school youth, says Jeff Macomber, a 4-H youth development program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Freedmen, the descendants of slaves who also claim Cherokee roots, think Bill John Baker is sympathetic to their long struggle for tribal citizenship. But a court ruling could hurt their efforts. A longtime Cherokee tribal councilman has won the race for chief of the Oklahoma-based tribe, according to unofficial results released Tuesday — an encouraging development for so-called Cherokee ...
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