Lawsuit Challenges Secretive Policy Allegedly Used Against Muslim Immigrants to Deny Citizenship

By: Friday August 1, 2014 9:35 am

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of five Muslims allegedly denied American citizenship because of a secretive policy a Homeland Security Department’s immigration agency operates. The program grants the government broad discretion to designate those applying for citizenship as “national security concerns.”

According to the ACLU’s filed complaint [PDF], the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has engaged in the “unlawful delay and denial of plaintiffs’ applications for citizenship and lawful permanent residence [LPR] under a secretive policy” known as the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CAARP).

 

Podcast: Why Is British Government Stripping Individuals of Their Citizenship & How Is US Responsible?

By: Sunday March 23, 2014 8:20 am

In the United Kingdom, dual citizens are having their citizenship revoked. They typically are not being notified about it, and some times they are outside of the UK when this happens. There are also a few cases where individuals who have had their citizenship revoked were subsequently targeted in United States drone strikes or they were kidnapped, interrogated and wound up in a US prison.

Americans Overwhelmingly Think Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Allowed to Stay

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Americans overwhelmingly think undocumented immigrants currently in this country should be given a way to legally stay. According to a Pew Research poll, an incredible 71 percent think they should be granted some form of legal status, while only 27 percent oppose allowing them to stay.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Pilar Marrero, Killing The American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying The Nation

By: Sunday December 16, 2012 1:59 pm

The people Marrero views as extremists to the right in the immigration debate of recent years have both crushed the ability of many immigrants to progress and hamstrung the country’s ability to harness the energy and labor of this generally younger immigrant class that is essential to the country’s long-term economic health.

These ideas would seem particularly relevant these days, as an incoming Congress is expected to take up the issue of immigration reform.

A Little Speechwriting Help for the State of the Union

By: Saturday January 22, 2011 9:00 am

Next week is the State of the Union address, and I thought I’d offer a little last minute, unsolicited advice to the president and the White House speechwriters. Some may think it presumptuous, but as one of “we, the people,” I think it’s allowable. It’s not like they have to take the advice, after all . . . but it sure would be nice to see and hear something like this.

Late Night: Lieberman Citizen Stripping Proposal Lays Bare True Glories of Lady Liberty

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 8:00 pm

I realize that what I have to say in this post may be controversial. I recognize that I will attract the terrible wrath of the Liberal Blogosphere. But as I am a Man of Principle, I must, as they say, “let it all hang out.” I must expose everything. And the raw, naked truth is, [...]

Lieberman’s Revocation of Citizenship Law Wasn’t Idle Talk

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 1:30 pm

Senator Joe Lieberman really does advocate overreacting to terrorism by setting up a clumsy way to revoke American citizenship.

Sleeping with a Secessionist …

By: Saturday September 13, 2008 9:30 am

With Todd Palin, with Sarah Palin, the question must be asked:

How can someone who could possibly be in line to become President of the United States be associated with a group that advocates secession from the United States?

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