Month: September 2014

Almost 1,000 sworn in as citizens in Texas

A naturalization ceremony in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 29 saw nearly 1,000 people from 87 different countries sworn in as U.S. citizens. According to Austin CBS affiliate KEYE, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel presided over the hour-long ceremony. One of those to gain U.S. citizenship was Aracely Garcia-Granados, executive director of the nonprofit Mexicans and Americans …

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Portland residents support immigrant staying in church

Undocumented immigrant Francisco Aguirre is gaining the support of the Portland community after spending nearly a week in church. According to CBS News, the immigrant activist, who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 20 years, has been staying at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon, and has promised to stay there until his immigration case is …

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Biden promises action on immigration reform

Vice President Joe Biden assured Hispanic leaders that President Barack Obama will take action on immigration. According to the Associated Press, Biden added that the president is committed to establishing a solution for immigration reform. Biden made the statement at a Hispanic Heritage Month reception that he hosted with his wife, Jill. During the event, …

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