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January 2018 Archives

Birthright citizenship denied to son of lesbian couple

Ordinarily, there would be no question about it. When one of the spouses in a married couple is a U.S. citizen, their legal children are birthright citizens. The U.S. government, however, has denied that the legal child of a U.S. citizen is a birthright citizen, essentially because the parents are a lesbian couple.

When can the government revoke your naturalized citizenship?

Citizenship in the U.S. is priceless. People all around the world overcome enormous obstacles to obtain it. Once granted, citizenship is permanent and cannot be revoked for subsequent misdeeds.

Federal judge orders DACA program reinstated into law

When President Trump chose to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program last year, his legal team claimed that the administration needed to end the program. It was under threat of legal challenges brought by ten states, they said. A federal judge has just ruled that reasoning was in error.

DHS chief: Citizenship on the table in current DACA negotiations

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said recently that the Trump administration may support a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. President Trump had previously said that he did not support citizenship as an option. Secretary Nielsen emphasized that no decision has yet been made -- and that building a border wall remains the administration's top priority.