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Tucson Woman's Campaign to Get U.S. to Recognize Haitian Siblingsnew

One day in 1984, Jean Berrier Ciceron put his three young children and his pregnant wife on a plane from New York City to his home country of Haiti. He then severed all contact with his family. Nanette Longchamp first heard about the three siblings in 2003.
Tucson Weekly  |  Mari Herreras  |  03-17-2010  |  International

The Birther Theory: Welcome to the Bizarro Nationnew

A recent survey indicates that nearly 60 percent of registered Republicans openly question whether or not the President of the United States is a natural born citizen. Pennsylvania attorney Phil Berg, a lifelong Democrat, joins them.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Jonathan Valania  |  08-24-2009  |  Politics

Rep. Eric Swafford's Bid to Make Tennessee a Laughingstocknew

Swafford has proudly become America's first state legislator to join the wacky legal action challenging Barack Obama's status as a U.S. citizen, an issue that's become an obsession of the far-right fringe.
Nashville Scene  |  Jeff Woods  |  02-20-2009  |  Politics

Election '08: The Can't Votersnew

Millions of people who will be greatly affected by the outcome of next week's election, but won't be able to cast a vote in it. And yet, some of these same people -- those who don't meet citizenship requirements, the incarcerated and the underaged -- are more invested in the political process than many eligible Americans.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Tom Namako  |  10-30-2008  |  Politics

Midwived Texans Cast into Citizenship 'Black Hole'new

A trio of recently filed federal lawsuits allege that the State Department is blacklisting kids born the ol'-fashioned way.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  09-17-2008  |  Children & Families

Ask a Mexican: Legal Mexicans Who Can Become American Citizens But Don'tnew

"What would you calculate to be the percentage of illegal Mexicans in the United States who actually want the whole enchilada of American goodness, with all its obligations, rights and privileges, when those privileges seem to be reduced nowadays to taking it in the ass from the American government in the name of some shady interest God-knows-where?"
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  09-09-2008  |  Comedy

The Varieties of American Experiencenew

The rights and duties of the American citizen are wobbly -- these essays reflect on what it means to be an American now.
San Antonio Current  |  Staff  |  10-11-2006  |  Immigration

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