Citizenship in the News

How The U.S. Citizenship Oath Came To Be What It Is Today

How The U.S. Citizenship Oath Came To Be What It Is Today

Here’s something to think about on this Fourth of July: If you are born in the United States, citizenship is a birthright, but if you immigrate to this country, the work of the citizenship process culminates in the reciting of an oath. The U.S. citizenship oath...
Why you should naturalize–now, not later

Why you should naturalize–now, not later

By Xiao Wang and Anjana Prasad It’s no secret America thrives on tech-savvy immigrants who put down permanent roots: Three in five of the country’s biggest tech companies — Apple, Facebook, and Google among them — were founded by first- or second-generation...
Fourth of July holds special significance for new U.S. citizens

Fourth of July holds special significance for new U.S. citizens

By Eric Horng HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) — This year’s Fourth of July celebrations will have an extra special meaning for a group in Hammond, Indiana, who became U.S. citizens on Thursday. This annual Fourth of July tradition in Hammond began more than 40 years...