Post Tagged with: "naturalization"

Liu decision’s to join the U.S. Army is not supported by his family (Photo provided to World Journal)

Hopes for Chinese to Naturalize Via Military Dashed

East Asian, Government, Immigration July 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Chinese students are among the foreigners whose futures are left in limbo after the federal government halted the MAVNI program, which gives expedited naturalization to immigrants who join the U.S. Army, reports World Journal.

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer made the announcement accompanied by immigrants and other officials. (Photo via El Diario)

Comptroller Proposes Fund to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

Immigration, New York May 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Comptroller Scott Stringer proposed a new public-private citizenship fund that would fight back against President Trump’s immigration policies by helping 35,000 New York City immigrants become U.S. citizens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Poles, Others, Wait Longer for Citizenship

Eastern European, Immigration April 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Gaining citizenship is a longer process than it once was. Nowy Dziennik explores some of the reasons why.

Denny Chin addressing new citizens at a recent naturalization ceremony. (Photo via World Journal)

Denny Chin Encourages Naturalization

Asian, Brooklyn, East Asian, History, Immigration January 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Judge Denny Chin, speaking of the immigrant history of his family, urged young immigrants to naturalize, exercise the right to vote, and recognize the sacrifices made by their forebears, World Journal reports.

On Oct. 5, several immigrants joined a City Hall demonstration at which Public Advocate Letitia James demanded emergency funding from the federal government to expedite the naturalization of more than half a million people at risk of not being able to vote. (Photo via El Diario)

Would-be Voters Want Citizenship Expedited

Elections 2016, Immigration October 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

To work through a naturalization backlog at USCIS that could prevent hundreds of thousands of new citizens from voting this November – including some 60,000 New Yorkers – local activists demanded more resources, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado, announcing the state's new NaturalizeNY initiative (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

NaturalizeNY, a New State Program, Unveiled

Immigration, New York July 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm

New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado announced a new public-private initiative, NaturalizeNY, to promote more citizenship applications by immigrants in the state. Academic collaborators will help to assess what works best to encourage applications.

For Tribeca Doorman, Path to Citizenship Began on a Whim

For Tribeca Doorman, Path to Citizenship Began on a Whim

Immigration September 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

Tribeca doorman Limmy Lala had never planned to leave Albania or became an American citizen, the Tribeca Trib reported, but he applied for the citizenship lottery to humor a friend. Now he has built a life here.

Immigration Information Just Got Easier to Access

Communities, Immigration August 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Through its new Multilingual Resource Center, information and forms from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website will now be available in 22 languages, and questions from the naturalization test will be published in seven languages. These changes were reported by Russian Bazaar and Korea Daily.

Rosemarie Reyes (right, pictured with her family), was one of the children naturalized in a ceremony at the Bronx Zoo.(Photo by Candida Portuguese / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Man Arrested While Waiting for Ambulance Faces Deportation

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

A Long Island man whose diabetes seizure may have triggered his deportation; Comptroller John Liu’s campaign treasurer indicted; a survey shows that Latinos think well of Jews; Dominican business owners raise campaign money for one of their own; and a naturalization ceremony at the zoo.