Month: February 2011

53 soldiers in Iraq get US citizenship in special ceremony

On President’s Day at Camp Victory in Iraq, 53 US Army soldiers received their US citizenship during a naturalization ceremony. The ceremony took place at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad and included soldiers who were born in many different places around the globe, including troops from American Samoa and one from Vietnam. “For over 200 …

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Arizona Senate committee approves another strict immigration bill

Arizona continues to be at the center of the nation-wide immigration debate as a committee in its state Senate recently passed a bill that would further crack down on undocumented immigrants. Senate Bill 1611 was passed by the Senate’s Appropriations Committee and would make it illegal for undocumented workers to drive a vehicle and it …

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Immigration information classes to be held in Massachusetts

Classes intended to help lawful residents attain their US citizenship will begin soon in western Massachusetts. The Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts is sponsoring the classes that will help immigrants through the naturalization process, according to The Republican. Participants will get assistance with studying for the US citizenship test and preparing for naturalization interviews, …

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Oklahoma Senate committee approves two hard-line immigration proposals

The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved bills aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration. These two pieces of legislation would allow authorities to seize property from people not in the country legally and deny citizenship in the Sooner State to babies born in the U.S. to unlawful residents, respectively, according to Fox News Latino. …

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Tennessee lawmakers propose Arizona-like laws

Two Republican state Congressmen from Tennessee recently introduced a bill that would allow law enforcement agents to inquire about a suspect’s legal status. State Representative Joe Carr and state Senator Bill Ketron introduced the bill, which is similar to a provision in the controversial Arizona immigration legislation that was introduced last year, according to The …

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