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  • Ceremony honors new US citizens Play Video

    November 7, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A number of people were honored at the federal courthouse after earning their U.S. citizenship. Twenty-eight individuals from more than 20 different countries were sworn in to received their certificate of citizenship. Anthony Howard is from Brazil but has been living in Louisiana for more... more »
  • Obama to pitch immigration at citizenship ceremony

    July 4, 2014 2:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizenship ceremony for service members who are legal U.S. residents. Twenty-five service members will become U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony Friday. The group represents 15 countries... more »
  • Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

    June 17, 2013 10:21 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona's voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use... more »
  • Senate moves toward votes on immigration bill

    June 10, 2013 4:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate is preparing to cast its first votes on a landmark immigration bill to remake the system and offer citizenship to millions. Two votes are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon on moving forward with the bill. Ahead of that action, senators are appearing on the Senate floor to... more »
  • Debate on immigration to get under way

    April 8, 2013 7:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week. Their plan is sure to open a raucous public debate over measures to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant eventual citizenship to the estimated 11... more »
  • Obama seeking immigration deal within 6 months

    January 30, 2013 6:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's looking for immigration reform to be completed within six months. He tells the Spanish-language TV network Telemundo that a deal should be attainable this year, but he wants it done even sooner. He says that politics, not technical issues, are standing in the... more »
  • Obama on immigration overhaul: 'Now is the time'

    January 29, 2013 4:05 PM

    LAS VEGAS - President Barack Obama says "now is the time" to fix broken immigration laws. And he says Congress is showing "a genuine desire to get this done soon." At a campaign-style event in Las Vegas, the president applauded a rare show of bipartisanship between the White House and... more »
  • Republicans stepping in own way on immigration

    November 29, 2012 1:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - After Mitt Romney's presidential election loss, Republicans quickly identified one of their mistakes as the party's dysfunctional relationship with Hispanic voters, who overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama. But early GOP immigration reform efforts on Capitol Hill seem to miss the mark. A pair of bills offered by... more »
  • Man sues for proof of Obama's eligibility

    July 27, 2012 11:02 AM

    JUNEAU, Alaska - A Juneau man has filed a lawsuit trying to compel the state of Alaska to prove that President Obama is qualified to be on the ballot. Gordon Warren Epperly claims in the lawsuit that Obama's citizenship status is unknown, and that Obama was illegally inaugurated in 2009.... more »
  • 'Birther' bill scrapped in La. legislative session

    June 14, 2011 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to require presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can be included on Louisiana's ballot has been shelved for this session, after running into opposition from lawmakers. Rep. Alan Seabaugh, R-Shreveport, said Tuesday he didn't press for the measure because he... more »
  • Naturalization ceremony in Baton Rouge

    March 25, 2011 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - American citizenship is something many people given by birth, but today it was something earned. A naturalization ceremony took place Friday morning at the Baton Rouge River Center. 21 people, from 17 different countries became members of the United States. Many said it was a... more »

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