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Month: December 2012

Bill to Grant Federal Employees Citizenship Heads to the White House

Congressman Charlie Dent sponsored a bill which will make it easier for foreign born federal employees to gain U.S. citizenship, and it has passed the U.S. House and Senate. H.R. 6223 would allow certain employees who are legal permanent U.S. residents to count their employment abroad toward meeting residency requirements for naturalization as American citizens. …

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Oldest Illegal Immigrant Gets Fast-Track to Citizenship

Born in Limerick, Ireland, 90 years ago, Josephine Stout has been living in the United States since 1923, but has never gained U.S. citizenship. Stout was dubbed America's oldest illegal immigrant; however, she is now expected to gain her American citizenship on the fast-track. The great-grandmother currently resides in Chicago, has no accent and has …

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Second- and Third-Generation Changing the Face of Hispanic-American Traditions

Roughly 50 million people living in America are Hispanic, many of which have migrated from Mexico to seek a better life. When immigration rates were at their highest, the nation’s largest Spanish-speaking congregations began to prosper, and there are now many second- and third-generation Hispanics born from their immigrant parents, who automatically gain U.S. citizenship. …

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Record Number of Companies Audited for Illegal Workers

This past fiscal year, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached its highest amount of companies that were audited for having illegal immigrants on payroll, according to The Associated Press. Though the issue was placed on the back burner during his first term, President Obama's stance on immigration reform has not changed; however, he recently …

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Chinese Nationals Migrating to America in Unprecedented Numbers

More of China's best and brightest are choosing to migrate to America for a better life, according to the 2012 Annual Report of Chinese International Migration published on December 17. As the country with the world's largest population, China saw 45 million people flee the country because of pollution and safety concerns, an incredibly competitive …

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