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California woman's citizenship and naturalization efforts denied

When someone is applying to be a United States citizen, they retain the right to express their views on war and other topics that might be seen by some as controversial. If they feel it is immoral or unethical to participate in a military effort, it should not affect their citizenship and naturalization efforts. For one California woman that is directly the opposite of what happened.

Citizenship and naturalization issues no more for California man

California readers are likely well aware of the difficulties that many immigrants to the United States face after first entering our borders. For many people, citizenship and naturalization can take months or even years to process and be applied to them. For one California man, more than two decades have passed since his father submitted a petition for a visa for him. A backlog of such applications resulted in the man never receiving a visa. Fortunately, the law has been on this man's side, as he recently has achieved his dream of practicing law in the United States.

City Council passes citizenship and naturalization resolution

The City Council for San Diego, California recently passed a proposed immigration reform resolution on a unanimous basis. The resolution apparently represents a call to action showing the Council's support for 'reasonable' steps to allow citizenship and naturalization for the millions of immigrants already living in our nation. It was a stepped-down version of an earlier draft that barely made it past the City Council's Rules Committee last month.

Path to citizenship and naturalization could come to some

Readers in California may not be surprised to hear that one authority asserts that legal immigration into our country can be an economic boon to our nation's economy. In fact, a recent report indicates that if a path to citizenship and naturalization was made available to people in our state and across the nation, the economy could grow by as much as $11.5 trillion over the next 10 years. In addition, there would be a significant increase in the tax revenue collected from these individuals.

California citizenship: Help sought after lengthy separations

California families and others across the nation are appealing to Congress to ease the restrictions on bars that keep their loved ones out of the country. Bars occur when someone undocumented is going through the citizenship process, but gets caught crossing the border from their country back into the United States. One representative has called the punishments cruel because it separates families and forces one parent to raise the children alone.

California setback for those moving family members to the U.S.

The current presidential administration has made strides in immigration reform, but a potential downside to the current proposed reform bars immigrants from receiving healthcare benefits under the new Affordable Care Act. While there are positive aspects to the immigration plan, California immigrants currently moving family members to the U.S. may have to come up with another way to obtain health insurance. The new plan would offer several million undocumented immigrants the opportunity to receive probationary legal status in this country, allowing them to stay here legally and offer them the possibility of earning eventual citizenship. Unfortunately those immigrants would be barred from receiving medical benefits under the Act, but they would also be exempt from the requirement to carry insurance, at least while they are seeking citizenship.

Citizenship and naturalization easier for Asians in California?

Newest census numbers in California show rising numbers of Asian immigration within the state. Over the past decade, there has been an immigration shift, leading to their numbers overtaking other ethnicities entering the state. The citizenship and naturalization process may be full of red tape, but for them, the wait seems to be worth it, especially because of the current job market. The sharp rise in immigration is linked to their educational backgrounds and desire to work. Others come into California searching for investment opportunities.

California representation for detainees: Witnesses deported

California immigrants accused of a crime may have to wait a lengthy period of time before receiving any legal assistance. Sometimes an immigrant could be deported before ever receiving the help they need and in other cases they may have been involved in a crime and could serve as a witness to help in a criminal trial. Either way, many of these people are deported by the United States government before they ever receive the chance to testify or defend their own innocence. Representation for detainees is a right, and now defense lawyers across the country are crying foul at what they perceive to be a grave injustice.

California bill: Closer to easier citizenship and naturalization?

The state of California has taken one more step in securing rights for immigrants. A new bill has recently passed allowing young immigrants living illegally in the country to obtain driver's licenses. This move could appeal heavily to Hispanic voters within the region and could also eventually lean toward easing citizenship and naturalization for immigrants.

Judge grants Muslim man citizenship after USCIS rejected him

San Diego readers might be interested in the immigration victory of a Muslim man. The citizenship and naturalization process can be full of red tape, and one man has experienced that after a lengthy legal battle against immigration authorities. A judge has since ruled that authorities drew the wrong conclusions about the man's faith, and he is now set to become a citizen of this country.

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