Citizenship and naturalization

“Immigrant” Published: January 30, 2012

Although the United States was created through immigration and has absorbed a steady stream of newcomers from many lands throughout its history, the term “immigrant” remains an often unclear or ambiguous word for many Americans. . .

Green cards Published: December 20, 2011

Green cardsImmigrants without green cards have no legal right to reside permanently or to work in the United States.

Fedorenko v. United States Published: November 28, 2011

The Fedorenko decision established that the citizenship of a naturalized citizen may be revoked in cases when individuals intentionally provided false information to enter the country or to obtain materialization.

Dual citizenship Published: October 4, 2011

Since its founding, the United States has declared itself to be a country whose greatest strengths lie in its open-armed acceptance of immigrants; however, it has traditionally discouraged its citizens from forming or retaining ties to other nations, including the holding of dual citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Published: September 26, 2011

The mandate given to this federal bureau was to establish immigration services, policies, and priorities that preserve the United States as a nation of immigrants by ensuring that no one is admitted into the country who may threaten public safety.

Citizenship Published: September 26, 2011

Under the U.S. Constitution and laws of the United States, the status of citizenship entitles possessors, whether native born or naturalized, to all established civil rights and also includes the duty of rendering allegiance to the country.

Cable Act of 1922 Published: August 24, 2011

From the creation of the United States during the late eighteenth century, it was assumed that people would immigrate to the country. The first law setting standards and processes for immigration was passed in 1790.

Boutilier v. Immigration and Naturalization Service Published: August 9, 2011
Based on congressional intent combined with commonly accepted psychiatric ideas of the time, the Supreme Court approved the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s policy of classifying gays and lesbians as ineligible for immigration.
Afroyim v. Rusk Published: May 19, 2011
The Afroyim decision established that U.S. citizenship may not be revoked involuntarily for actions such as voting in a foreign country.