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As We Look Back: a Retrospective of Some of the Cases That Make Us ProudIs This Man Responsible for the Murders of 5 American Nuns?Is This Man Responsible for the Murders of 5 American Nuns?Column: Noncitizens voting? It's only fairNoncitizens voting? It's only fairPush to increase immigrants' rights should include vote for noncitizensShould non-citizens be permitted to vote?Immigration: Let all noncitizens voteShould non-citizens vote?Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston - News, events & information (Dec.22)Give noncitizens the right to vote? It's only fairShould non-citizens in the US vote?Obama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizensObama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizensCitizenship After 70: Applying Was Easier Than I Thought

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Whitehouse.gov (press release)December 16, 2014

It would provide an expedited five-year path to earned citizenship for DREAMers, making them eligible for citizenship immediately after applying for green card status if they held RPI status for at least 5 years, were younger than 16 when they ...more »

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As We Look Back: a Retrospective of Some of the Cases That Make Us Proud
US Immigration SolutionsDecember 31, 2014

After obtaining a spousal-based green card for R a little over three years ago, we were now approaching the final stretch: U.S. citizenship. R's mother was arriving in the states for the holidays the following week and R was understandably anxious ...more »

Is This Man Responsible for the Murders of 5 American Nuns?
ProPublicaDecember 31, 2014

GARDNERSVILLE, Liberia — More than 20 years ago, a terrible crime bloodied this suburb of cinderblock homes, dirt-floor stores and lush green bush grass. ..... perceived adversaries, the execution of civilians, the killing of ECOMOG peacekeepers, the ...more »

Is This Man Responsible for the Murders of 5 American Nuns?
ProPublicaDecember 31, 2014

GARDNERSVILLE, Liberia — More than 20 years ago, a terrible crime bloodied this suburb of cinderblock homes, dirt-floor stores and lush green bush grass. ..... perceived adversaries, the execution of civilians, the killing of ECOMOG peacekeepers, the ...more »

Column: Noncitizens voting? It's only fair
Lincoln Journal StarDecember 29, 2014

Besides, many who are here legally are barred from pursuing citizenship by the terms of their visas; they are students or green card holders who are nonetheless members of their community who deserve a voice in its policies. And, of course, those who ...more »

Noncitizens voting? It's only fair
Arizona Daily StarDecember 28, 2014

Besides, many who are here legally are barred from pursuing citizenship by the terms of their visas; they are students or green card holders who are nonetheless members of their community who deserve a voice in its policies. And, of course, those who ...more »

Push to increase immigrants' rights should include vote for noncitizens
Press HeraldDecember 28, 2014

They pay billions in taxes each year, and make countless social and cultural contributions to their communities. They are subject to all the laws that govern citizens, serve in the military and even die defending the U.S. But most are without formal ...more »

Should non-citizens be permitted to vote?
Burlington County TimesDecember 28, 2014

1, 2012, an estimated 13.3 million lawful permanent residents lived in the United States, and 8.8 million of them were eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship but had not done so. In California, 2.48 million out of 3.4 million green-card holders were ...more »

Immigration: Let all noncitizens vote
Macro InsiderDecember 27, 2014

In addition to, numerous who are here legally are barred from pursuing citizenship by the terms of their visas they are students or green-card holders who are nonetheless members of their community who deserve a voice in its policies. And, of course ...more »

Should non-citizens vote?
The Keene SentinelDecember 24, 2014

1, 2012, an estimated 13.3 million lawful permanent residents lived in the United States, and 8.8 million of them were eligible to ap ply for U.S. citizenship but had not done so. In California, 2.48 million out of 3.4 million green-card holders were ...more »

Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston - News, events & information (Dec.22)
IrishCentralDecember 23, 2014

... naturalization application with the assistance of the IIIC immigration legal staff. He also signed up to take U.S. Citizenship preparation classes and his teachers report that Patrick was a hard-working and enthusiastic student who enjoyed the ...more »

Give noncitizens the right to vote? It's only fair
Los Angeles TimesDecember 23, 2014

Besides, many who are here legally are barred from pursuing citizenship by the terms of their visas; they are students or green card holders who are nonetheless members of their community who deserve a voice in its policies. And of course, those who ...more »

Should non-citizens in the US vote?
Los Angeles TimesDecember 21, 2014

As of Jan. 1, 2012, an estimated 13.3 million lawful permanent residents lived in the United States, and 8.8 million of them were eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship but had not done so. In California, 2.48 million out of 3.4 million green-card...more »

Obama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizens
Fox NewsDecember 20, 2014

"To have more people become citizens is good for our democracy and at the end of the day, whether a candidate is a Republican or a Democrat, they just have to make the best case possible to get that voter," Noorani said. "If Republican candidates ...more »

Obama administration accused of political motives in push for new citizens
Fox NewsDecember 19, 2014

In some states, the number of legal permanent residents eligible for citizenship far exceeds the margin of victory for candidates in the last election. About half the green-card holders are Hispanic, followed by Asians. In 2012, almost 70 percent of ...more »

Citizenship After 70: Applying Was Easier Than I Thought
New America MediaDecember 19, 2014

The good news for Jovel is that, at age 74, she won't have to worry anymore about renewing her green card, or about being questioned by immigration agents. On the contrary, she's now able to live a more peaceful life, enjoying the benefits that this ...more »

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