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  • Caught In Custody Fight, 5-Year-Old Boy Sent To Ireland

    07/11/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 39 replies
    chicago.cbslocal.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | no byline
    Updated 07/10/12 – 9:06 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) — A 5-year-old Orland Park boy at the center of an international custody battle was sent to Ireland on Tuesday to live with his father, even though he was born in the U.S. and has lived most of his life here. Jack Redmond was born in south suburban Blue Island, and has spent all but a few months of his life in the United States. His mother, Mary Redmond, says the Chicago area is all the boy has ever known. His school, his doctor, his dentist, his friends — they’re all here. Custody...
  • Trump and Birthright Citizenship

    09/16/2018 6:26:00 AM PDT · by libstripper · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept. 15, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    I once supported Ted Cruz over Donald Trump in the primaries, largely due to the fact that Trump seemed a bull who carried around his own china shop and campaigned like Sherman marching through Atlanta with matches. But he won me over, and I repented my political sins and saw the method in his madness as he overturned the tables at which the elitist moneychangers sat along with the status quo they cherished. * * * Sadly, some persist in their unbelief, most notably the #NeverTrumps over at the increasingly irrelevant National Review, who have published a piece taking the...
  • Senator Kamala Harris Not a Natural Born Citizen of USA to Constitutional Standards

    09/08/2018 10:23:35 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 156 replies
    Scribd ^ | 8/11/2018 | Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.
    Senator Kamala Harris’s staff has refused to answer any questions regarding the citizenship status of her parents when she was born. The normal path to becoming a naturalized U.S. Citizen takes five years. Kamala Harris was born in 1964. Her father emigrated from Jamaica to the USA in 1961. Her mother emigrated from India to the USA in 1960. Thus there was not sufficient time for either of Kamala’s parents to become naturalized U.S. Citizens. Kamala’s father eventually became a naturalized U.S. Citizen per his bio. It is not known at this time if Kamala’s mother ever became a naturalized...
  • Muslim Couple Bites Swiss Helping Hand: Refused citizenship after refusing to shake hands

    08/18/2018 4:52:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/18/2018 | Michael Walsh
    For centuries the Swiss -- whether German, French, or Italian -- have been proudly insular in their mountain fastness, resolutely avoiding European conflicts. While hospitable to tourists, they're happy to see them spend their money and then get the hell out, and don't hand out citizenship lightly. Especially not when the prospective citizens bite the hand that's offered them: A Muslim couple have been refused Swiss citizenship after refusing to shake hands with people of the opposite sex, officials said. The couple were interviewed for citizenship several months ago in the city of Lausanne, and also “showed great difficulty in answering...
  • They came to America as adoptees but were never made US citizens

    07/25/2018 11:23:45 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 54 replies
    PRI News ^ | December 31, 2015 · 11:45 AM EST | Kaomi Goetz
    Since 2001, children adopted overseas by American parents automatically become US citizens. Before that, it was up to adoptive parents to take the legal steps to make sure their children became US citizens. But some adoptive children — now well into adulthood — are finding out that their parents never took the steps to make them US citizens. That's the situation Ella Purkiss finds herself in. She was adopted from South Korea in 1956 when she was 2. “My Korean name is Kim Yang Ai,” she says, sitting in her trailer home in Pahrump, Nevada. Her Korean name is about...
  • Obama Judge: Al Qaeda Membership Not Incompatible With US Citizenship

    07/23/2018 12:52:59 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Front Page ^ | July 23, 201 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hope. Change. Jihad. Iyman Faris, 49, was sentenced in 2003 for aiding and abetting al-Qaida by scoping out the iconic New York bridge as a part of a plot to cut through the cables supporting the structure. He had met with Osam bin Laden in Afghanistan and worked with 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Faris is set to be released on Dec. 23, 2020, but a court filing last year in a U.S. District Court argued that Faris lied on immigration papers and that his terrorist affiliations demonstrated a lack of commitment to the Constitution.
  • Obama says he's from Kenya, again

    07/23/2018 5:35:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    World News Daily ^ | July 22, 2018
    Why do so many Americans still believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya? Maybe because he keeps insisting it's so. He did again last week, while visiting his ancestral homeland of Kogelo. Participating in the opening of Sauti Kuu Resource Center, a youth facility built by his half-sister, Auma Obama, he said: "Now, three years ago, I visited Kenya as the first sitting American president to come from Kenya. When I was president it was a little bit harder to get up here cause my plane didn't fit the tarmac up here." "While three years ago my sister Auma introduced...
  • Birthright Citizenship: A Response to My Critics

    07/22/2018 8:53:20 PM PDT · by lasereye · 32 replies
    Claremont Institute ^ | July 22, 2018 | Michael Anton
    I expected the reaction to a recent op-ed I published calling for the end of birthright citizenship to be cantankerous. I even expected it to be hysterical—from the Left. I did not expect self-described “conservatives” to be just as hysterical as the Left, and to use precisely the same terms. “Nativist.” “Xenophobe.” “Bigot.” “Racist.” “White nationalist.” “White supremacist.” One point I’ve been making for a while is that one faction of “conservatism”—let’s call it the anti-Trump wing, although the phenomenon long predates Trump—sounds and acts with every passing year more like a “conservative” subdivision of the Left. Like the Left,...
  • Father 'stunned' citizenship won't pass on to children[Canada]

    07/05/2018 12:40:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 31 replies
    CTV News ^ | 03 July 2018 | Nick Wells
    A B.C. father is blaming Canada's citizenship rules for keeping his kids separated from him and his home country. Patrick Chandler was stunned to learn despite being a Canadian citizen, he wasn’t able to pass on his citizenship to his four-year-old and nine-year-old children, who were born in China while he was working there. He attempted to bring his kids to Canada but was stopped at the last minute by Canadian officials. “(The worker) starts stamping the documents and says at the very last second, ‘Oh wait a second. You weren’t born in Canada and neither was your daughter. We...
  • On Fourth of July, US cities celebrate America’s newest citizens

    07/04/2018 7:17:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 4, 2018 | MEENA VENKATAR
    This Fourth of July, nearly 14,000 immigrants become America’s newest citizens, swearing the oath of allegiance at 27 naturalization ceremonies across the nation that coincide with the country’s 242nd birthday and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. “When oath ceremonies are tied to the Fourth of July, it’s a message that immigrants believe in this country. It’s a beautiful and emotional thing,” Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the National Partnership for New Americans, said. “United nations, from Albania to Yemen, are represented in the ceremonies.” Hoyt added that NPNA believes “naturalization is good for the immigrants, their...
  • 20 lb. Bags of Poop, Pelosi, Feinstein, and Harris – What do These Things Have in Common?

    07/03/2018 4:33:50 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 22 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) CNN and MSNBC will demonize him for violating traffic laws.: Eric Trump caused panic among his Secret Service security detail on Monday when he rushed into New York City rush hour traffic to wave down a passing ambulance. He took this action in an attempt to aid a woman who had passed out near a train station. No word yet if Maxine Waters will now urge New York City’s drivers to run down anyone named Trump who rushes into a street to save a potentially dying woman, but it seems only a...
  • Eric Holder, California to Sue Trump Admin Over Reinstating Citizenship To Census

    03/27/2018 6:21:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Blunt Force Truth via GP ^ | 03/27/18 | Kristinn Taylor
    The Trump administration announced Monday night it will be reinstating a citizenship question to the decennial census in 2020, prompting threats of lawsuits by prominent Democrats. Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra separately announced they will file respective lawsuits to stop the citizenship question from being asked during the census. Holder’s statement called the move by the Trump administration a “direct attack on our representative democracy.” Becerra called the decision, “illegal.” The Commerce Department, which oversees the census, issued a statement announcing the decision: Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that a question...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano: Can Immigrants Be Deported Without A Trial?

    06/28/2018 9:44:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/28/2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Last weekend, President Donald Trump argued that those foreigners who enter the United States unlawfully should simply be taken to the border, escorted across it and let go. According to the president, this would save precious government resources, avoid the business of separating children from their parents and free up the Border Patrol and other federal assets to do their jobs. He is undoubtedly correct on the beneficial consequences to the government of forced deportation without due process. Yet deportation without a trial is profoundly unconstitutional. Here is the back story. The nation has been torn apart by the images...
  • Kansas officials told to keep enforcing voter ID law that was ruled unconstitutional

    06/20/2018 12:54:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Kansas officials are continuing to enforce a proof of citizenship law that a federal judge recently deemed unconstitutional. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Wednesday that staff for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has directed county clerks to continue requiring voters to present documentary proof of citizenship. One county clerk said she was instructed to continue enforcing the policy "as we have been." Danedri Herbert, a spokeswoman for Kobach, told the news outlet that state officials still need time to fully understand the court’s ruling on the law. She argued that the judge did not provide a clear timeline for when...
  • Judge strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote

    06/18/2018 4:28:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge has ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, a setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a case with national implications for voting rights. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson sided with voters...
  • American Samoa Congressional Delegate Proposes Easier Path To Citizenship For AMERICAN Samoans

    04/19/2018 8:25:32 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 34 replies
    In response to a recent The Hill article that covered the latest lawsuit for birthright citizenship, the Hon. Delegate to Congress for AMERICAN SAMOA, Amata Radewagen, wrote “the Hill’s headline ‘American Samoa residents sue for citizenship’ is not accurate”.
  • Census citizenship question sparks firestorm of protest

    03/31/2018 7:50:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2018 | Steve Kurtz
    Are you a citizen of the United States? It seems like a simple enough question. But the Trump administration’s plan to add it to the 2020 census has caused a firestorm of protest. A multi-state lawsuit, led by New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is being brought to prevent the question from appearing on the census. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a separate lawsuit over the same issue. Opponents claim the citizenship question will keep people from filling out the census, especially those not legally residing in the U.S. As Schneiderman put it in a release, the Trump...
  • Trump Census Citizenship Question Helps Black Americans

    03/30/2018 12:34:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 30, 2018 | J. Christian Adams
    After the Commerce Department decided to ask if people filling out the census are citizens, the crazed racial Left mobilized and called the change the return of Jim Crow. The change to the Census was a plot against minorities. To them, Jim Crow keeps returning again and again. His return has more sequels than Rocky. Jim Crow first came back as Voter ID. Jim Crow returned as keeping voter rolls clean. Then Jim Crow rode into town, again, when Kansas sought to ensure that only citizens are registering to vote. Jim Crow also appeared when the federal Election Assistance Commission...
  • 24 million could skip Census because of citizenship question: Report

    03/30/2018 9:24:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The man who ran the 2000 census for the Clinton administration predicted Friday that more than 24 million people may refuse to take part in the 2020 count now that the survey is going to ask about citizenship status. Robert Shapiro, who was under secretary at the Commerce Department during the 2000 count, called the decision to ask about citizenship “dangerous.” He predicted 6.8 million illegal immigrants will duck the count altogether, as would about half of the 8.8 million legal residents who live in a household with an illegal immigrant present. The other half, he said, will likely lie...
  • Democrats Hasten to Challenge Citizenship Question on Census

    03/27/2018 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 27, 2018 | Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg
    Democratic lawmakers and state officials lined up swiftly to try to block a Trump administration plan to ask 2020 Census respondents whether they are U.S. citizens, setting up a battle over the decennial population count. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the administration from adding the question to the next census after the administration announced its intention to do so late Monday night. Last month he and 18 other attorneys general and one governor wrote to Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, urging him not to proceed...