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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting requests Wednesday for consideration of deferred action for young undocumented immigrants who arrived in America as children.

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Report: Federal workers 'pressured' to approve citizenship papersupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 10:49:00

Some U.S. immigration officers charged with reviewing citizenship applications believe federal policy favors promoting immigration over protecting national security, according to a draft report by an agency watchdog.

Obama proposes rule to ease immigration for some updated: Fri Jan 06 2012 22:37:00

The administration of President Barack Obama proposed Friday a change to immigration rules meant to cut the time undocumented spouses and children of U.S. citizens are separated from their families while they seek legal status.

Woman, 101, to become U.S. citizen with help of 69-year-old documentupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 22:26:00

Eulalia Garcia Maturey has outlived two husbands, her two children and decades of bygone immigration laws. At 101, Maturey will become a U.S. citizen on the 101st anniversary of her crossing into the United States from Mexico.

Senate Republicans say memo seeks 'amnesty'updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 18:54:00

Senate Republicans have an internal memo from the Department of Homeland Security that they say shows the Obama administration "conspiring" and "scheming" to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States.

Feds extend registration for Haitian program for 6 monthsupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 20:18:00

Registration for the temporary protected status program to help Haitians living in the United States has been extended for six months, a federal official announced Monday.

Haiti orphan, six months laterupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 20:18:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on how a Haitian orphan is adjusting to her new home in the U.S.

For wounded soldier, citizenship is 'icing on the cake'updated: Fri Apr 10 2009 21:40:00

Sgt. Juan Luis Alcivar raised his right hand and pledged allegiance to the Constitution, swearing to protect it against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

War veteran now American citizenupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 21:40:00

Sgt. Juan Luis Alcivar, who lost his arm fighting for the U.S. in Iraq, becomes an American citizen.

2008 sees most new U.S. citizens in more than 100 yearsupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 16:59:00

More than 1 million people took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during fiscal 2008, the largest number in the 100 years the government has been keeping records, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Could you pass the new citizenship test?updated: Wed Oct 01 2008 12:13:00

James Yarsiah listened to his college classmates discuss whether the civics component of the new U.S. naturalization test -- which prospective citizens can start taking Wednesday -- is more challenging than its predecessor. Steep Drop in Citizenship Filingsupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 10:00:00

Immigrants aren't seeking U.S. citizenship as often these days -- not since the American dream became more expensive

Iwo Jima flag-raiser posthumously gets citizenship documentupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 22:56:00

One of the Marines shown in a famous World War II photograph raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima was posthumously awarded a certificate of U.S. citizenship on Tuesday.

After 2 Iraq tours, Marine gets U.S. citizenship updated: Mon Mar 31 2008 10:41:00

U.S. Marine Cpl. Mario Ramos-Villalta put on his freshly pressed uniform early Thursday as a citizen of El Salvador. By the end of the day, he would be a citizen of the United States of America.

Marine gets U.S. citizenshipupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 10:41:00

Marine Cpl. Mario Ramos-Villalta of El Salvador became a U.S. citizen Thursday, a week after CNN profiled him.

Officer charged with demanding sex for green card updated: Fri Mar 21 2008 21:38:00

A U.S. immigration screening officer faces felony charges for allegedly demanding and receiving oral sex from a woman seeking a green card, according to authorities and court documents.

Life of a 'green-card' Marineupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 13:15:00

Mario Ramos-Villalta, a citizen of El Salvador, describes his experiences in Iraq as a U.S. Marine.

'Green-card Marine' prepares for 3rd deploymentupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 13:15:00

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Mario Ramos-Villalta flashes a broad smile from beneath his camouflage cap as he talks about the country he loves and why he became a Marine.

Tonight's facts updated: Thu Aug 02 2007 01:48:00

Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. DANGEROUS IMPORTS New USDA regulations would allow poultry raised and processed in the US to be shipped to China, processed further and packaged for resale in the U.S. (applies to "cooked" poultry only -- not raw product). Chicken Export 1st 5 months of 2007 265 Thousand metric tons exported to China / Hong Kong market ($204 million) 1st 5 months of 2006 185 Thousand metric tons exported to China / Hong Kong market ($139 million) 47% increase Source: USA Poultry & Egg Export Council According to Jim Sumner, President USAPEEC, there is no Chinese poultry in U.S. for human consumption. Chicken Imports We currently import no poultry from China. Source: Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics TRASH AND ILLEGAL ALIENS REPORT ON TRASH AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS LEGALIZED IMMIGRANTS According to Citizenship and Immigration U.S. Does U-Turn on Green Cardsupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 17:25:00

The government did an about-face Tuesday and announced it is accepting applications for green cards filed by skilled immigrant workers

Dobbs: Give it a rest, Mr. Presidentupdated: Tue Jun 12 2007 17:03:00

President Bush is building his legacy, adding another unfortunate line of hollow bravado to his rhetorical repertoire. To "Mission accomplished," "Bring it on," "Wanted: Dead or alive," and of course, "I earned ... political capital, and now I intend to spend it," he has added "I'll see you at the bill signing," referring to his own ill-considered push for so-called comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

Tonight's facts: Immigration statisticsupdated: Fri Jun 01 2007 18:23:00

These are some of the facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. H1-B visas

Dobbs: A peculiar day for immigration ralliesupdated: Tue May 01 2007 16:43:00

What a spectacle, what a mess. What a day for thousands and thousands of illegal aliens and their supporters to march through the streets of many of our biggest cities demanding amnesty for illegally entering the country.

'Too soon' for Tsunami adoptionsupdated: Thu Jan 06 2005 09:32:00

Government and aid agencies say it is too early to consider adopting children who may have been orphaned by the tsunami disaster.

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