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American Citizenship

What Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Means to an Immigrant

Merima Trako | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

My recent trip to Washington, D.C. had me thinking about how I fit into the fabric of American life. Ever since the fatal date of September 11th, 2001 I have been at odds about whether I feel truly at home living in America.

Watch U.S. Citizens Try (And Fail) To Become U.S. Citizens

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Becoming a U.S. citizen isn’t as easy as apple pie. There are lines to wait in, documents to obtain and government-created worksheets to do that are...

Cinderella, A Hot Dog And A Mini-Donald Trump Just Became U.S. Citizens

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

Anna from "Frozen" and Captain Phasma from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" are now U.S. citizens. So are a hot dog, a butterfly, a SWAT team officer an...

Emily Blunt Told To 'Leave Hollywood' By 'Fox And Friends' Hosts

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment

They say the British have a different sense of humor, and it may have been lost on the hosts of "Fox and Friends." Actress Emily Blunt recently becam...

Revoking 14th Amendment Birthright Citizenship: The Ultimate in Voter Suppression

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Presidential candidate Donald Trump and several of his Republican competitors have now endorsed the notion of doing away with the very first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

With Green Card Lottery At Risk, Refugee Defends Its Merits

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

More than 8 million would-be American citizens enter the Green Card Lottery every year, but only 50,000 lucky winners are chosen. Now, the program is ...

The Real Debate Over American Citizenship

Robert Reich | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

All these issues are pieces of the same larger debate: Are we more fearful of "them" out there, or more confident about "us"? Is our goal to constrain and limit citizenship, or to enlarge and fulfill its promise?

The American Dream

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

On June 14, I spoke at a naturalization ceremony. In that brief moment, and since, I have been able to reflect on what the oath that was taken by those people from 33 different nations means to me, someone that was lucky enough to be born an American citizen.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: What Does 'American' Mean To You?

Posted 07.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Happy Fourth of July! Wherever you are, we hope you are commemorating the spirit of independence that has served the United States and its citizens...

Arab American Visitors Facing New Invasive Measures By Israeli Authorities

Omar Baddar | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Omar Baddar

The U.S. government has a serious responsibility here to tell Israel, a country that draws unprecedented (indeed, too much) military aid and diplomatic support from the U.S., that they must treat all our citizens with respect, regardless of their ethnic origin.

Why Record Number Of U.S. Citizens Are Turning In Their Passports

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 04.19.2012 | Money

This year almost 1,800 people renounced their American citizenship and Green Cards as published in the Federal Register, thanks to a costly and timely...

Nari Ward Takes 'Liberty and Orders' Seriously

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.08.2012 | Arts

Nari Ward is an artist concerned with how materials can give an object adding meaning. In his piece, “We the People,” Ward uses old shoelaces to m...

Time to End Birthright Citizenship?

Howard Foster | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Howard Foster

Some legal scholars believe Congress cannot make this change by statute because of the Wong Kim Ark decision. I disagree, because that case did not concern the child of an illegal immigrant.

WATCH: Can Conan Pass A U.S. Citizenship Test?

Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy

It's no secret that the United States citizenship test is tough. After all, it's designed to ensure applicants have a firm understanding of how Americ...

Proud to Be An American

Raj Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raj Patel

In San Francisco yesterday, I was one of 1,245 people who put our hands on our hearts and with one voice betrothed ourselves to a flag. There was something faintly cultish about it all.

World to Obama: Thanks for Giving Us Back Our America

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

It's the immigrants who really know the fragility of liberty; how it can be won and lost, and won and lost again. For them freedom is not a parade. It's a flower in a storm.

Obama the Movement Redefines Patriotism

Harriet Gordon Getzels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harriet Gordon Getzels

Like Reverend Wright, I have felt outrage at this country. But watching a latte-colored man with a whacky sounding name become the new face of America has derailed the America I thought I knew.