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  • Patrick Stewart applying to be US citizen to oppose Trump

    March 3, 2017 10:26 AM

    NEW YORK - Patrick Stewart says he's applying for U.S. citizenship in order to fight and oppose President Donald Trump. The British actor said on Thursday's episode of "The View" that he and his wife went to Washington last month to visit friends and to ask them what they could... more »
  • Obama urges public to embrace the 'work of citizenship'

    January 14, 2017 11:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on all Americans to "throw ourselves into the work of citizenship," regardless of party. In the final radio and internet address of his presidency, Obama says the country's success depends on everyone participating - not just at election time, but during the course... more »
  • Workshop helps those looking to gain U.S. Citizenship

    April 18, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge offered a helping hand to those immigrants looking to pledge their allegiance to the United States. It's the fourth year the organization has hosted a workshop to assist legal immigrants in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. Citizenship. Volunteers were... more »
  • 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 »

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