• Biden administration rolls back Trump-era citizenship civics test

    The Biden administration is rolling back the controversial Trump-era naturalization civics test, reverting to a prior version of the exam, according to a policy alert published Monday. US Citizenship and Immigration Services, which administers the test, announced it will go back to using a 2008 version. The agency had received thousands of comments on the Trump administration’s […]

  • White House announces Immigration Bill

    The White House announced an immigration bill Thursday that would create an eight-year path to citizenship for millions of immigrants already in the country and provide a faster track for undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. The legislation faces an uphill climb in a narrowly divided Congress, where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just a five-vote […]

  • CVUSD and DSUSD to Offer Citizenship Classes

    Coachella Valley Unified School District and Desert Sands Unified School District have partnered to offer Citizenship classes starting on November 6th via Zoom distance learning. “The citizenship class gives you that extra help you need to stay motivated and do well with the interview. Professor Lawrence Salas has been teaching for many years and does […]

  • Judge says Ken Cuccinelli unlawfully appointed to lead US immigration agency

    (CNN) — A federal judge on Sunday ruled that it was unlawful to appoint Ken Cuccinelli, an immigration hardliner chosen by President Donald Trump, to lead the agency responsible for processing US immigration requests. Cuccinelli’s appointment violated a statute that governs how most federal vacancies are filled, according to the ruling. As a result, the judge […]

  • Deported veteran Miguel Perez, back in US, makes his case for citizenship

    Army veteran Miguel Perez lost his green card because of a felony drug conviction. Despite his military service and having family members who are US citizens, his application for citizenship was denied and he was deported to Mexico last year. He still has hope, though, and Wednesday he got one more chance at moving toward US […]

  • Justice: Census to Be Printed Without Citizenship Question

    The Justice Department says the 2020 Census is moving ahead without a question about citizenship. Kristen Clarke, an attorney for a civil rights group that helped fight the addition of the question, says Trump administration attorneys notified parties in lawsuits that the printing of the hundreds of millions of documents for the 2020 counts would […]

  • Supreme Court tosses citizenship question from 2020 census forms

    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census form that goes to every U.S. household, giving a win to mostly Democratic populous states that said the question would discourage legal and illegal immigrants from responding and make the population count less accurate. The court […]

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