Repealing Birthright Citizenship: The Unintended Consequences

Every few years, the issue of birthright citizenship flares briefly but brightly, unleashing a wave of news articles, pronouncements by politicians and pundits, and bills to repeal the guarantee of citizenship bestowed on virtually every single baby born on U.S. soil (those born to foreign diplomats being a notable exception). Thanks to Republican presidential candidate…

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Celebrating Independence Day with Naturalization Ceremonies

Release Date: June 29, 2015 On July 4, we celebrate Independence Day – the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Each year, USCIS celebrates this holiday with a week of special naturalization ceremonies across the country. This year, we will welcome more than 4,000 new citizens in over 50 Independence…

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USCIS Posts Updated L-1B Adjudications Policy for Public Feedback

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez today announced the release of an updated policy memorandum on the L-1B nonimmigrant visa classification for workers with specialized knowledge. The memorandum, which clarifies for USCIS officers how L-1B petitioners may demonstrate that an employee has specialized knowledge, will be posted on-line for a 45-day public feedback…

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Reminder for Requesting DACA

If you request either initial or renewal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), you must submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and required fees. USCIS will reject your request if you fail to submit Form I-765, the required filing fee, Form I-765 Worksheet, and Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. For…

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ACLU Obtains Judgment Against Arizona Sheriffs and Pinal County Based on Officers’ Use of SB 1070 “Show Me Your Papers” Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org PHOENIX – The ACLU obtained a judgment Wednesday against Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, two  sheriff’s deputies and Pinal County on behalf of an Arizona woman who unlawfully spent five days in the custody of immigration authorities. Following a traffic stop, Maria Cortes was “cited and released” by a sherrif’s…

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