Naturalization

Tom Hanks, winner of the Cecil B. deMille Award, poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 14, 2020 - 7:52 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government is extending its offer of citizenship to Tom Hanks to his wife and their two children, in recognition of the family's help in assisting victims of a deadly wildfire near Athens in 2018. Last month, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed an honorary...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, photo, sister of Mohsin Ahmad, a laborer who was shot and killed allegedly in police firing during protests against Citizenship Amendment Act, cries outside her residence in Meerut, India. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to oppose a new law that grants a path to citizenship for immigrants of every religion except Islam. Many say the law, passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist government, discriminates against Muslims and undermines the country's secular foundations. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
January 06, 2020 - 10:05 pm
MEERUT, India (AP) — Sometimes Arshad Hussain disappears. He will be sitting on the bed, watching relatives, neighbors and journalists pour into his house when suddenly scenes of his dead son wash over him. "I find myself on the street, staring at the concrete path where my son bled to death,” he...
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Indian students shout slogans during a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Critics have slammed the law as a violation of India's secular constitution and have called it the latest effort by the Modi government to marginalize the country's 200 million Muslims. Modi has defended the law as a humanitarian gesture. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
December 21, 2019 - 9:29 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nine people died Saturday during clashes between demonstrators and police in northern India, raising the nationwide death toll in protests against a new citizenship law to 23, police said. Uttar Pradesh state police spokesman Pravin Kumar said the nine fatalities increased the...
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Indian policemen stop protesters at a police barricade in New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have so far left more than 10 people dead and more than 4,000 others detained. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 21, 2019 - 2:03 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in the Indian capital charged more than a dozen people with rioting and the government asked broadcasters to refrain from using content that could inflame further violence as authorities grappled with growing opposition to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslim...
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Indian Hyderabad Central University (HCU) students shout slogans during a protest rally against a new citizenship law in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Dec.16, 2019. The new law gives citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India illegally to flee religious persecution in several neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
December 17, 2019 - 4:48 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian student protests that turned into violent clashes with police galvanized opposition nationwide on Tuesday to a new law that provides a path to citizenship for non-Muslim migrants who entered the country illegally from several neighboring countries. Police fired tear gas...
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In this Dec. 5, 2019 photo, workers — most of them from Mexico — load Christmas trees onto a truck at Hupp Farms in Silverton, Ore. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, the U.S. House passed a bill that would loosen restrictions on hiring foreign agricultural workers and create a path to citizenship for more than 1 million farm workers estimated to be in the country illegally. The bill's fate in the Senate is unclear, and the White House hasn't said if President Donald Trump would sign it. But the 260-165 vote was a rare stroke of bipartisanship on immigration. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
December 12, 2019 - 3:52 pm
GERVAIS, Ore. (AP) — It was nighttime when Pedro Lucas came home, clutching receipts showing he had paid a funeral home to have the bodies of three immigrant laborers returned to Guatemala from Oregon. The three, including two of Lucas' cousins, were killed when a pickup truck slammed into a van...
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October 24, 2019 - 11:49 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is checking whether foreign investors who were granted a so-called "golden passport" met the scheme's eligibility criteria, a Cypriot government official said Thursday. Government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said investors could lose their Cypriot passport if the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. speaks with reporters after a citizenship hearing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Chicago. Perez Jr., was deported to Mexico in 2018 after being released from prison on a drug conviction says he has become a U.S. citizen. A spokeswoman for Miguel Perez Jr. says he was informed he is now a U.S. citizen early Friday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 7:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran deported to Mexico after serving time in prison for a drug conviction became a U.S. citizen on Friday. Miguel Perez Jr. held up his citizenship certificate for the cameras after being sworn in, saying, "Here it is." "It took a whole lot of work and a whole lot of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 7:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage believes immigrants like him who lived in America illegally as children should automatically become U.S. citizens. The Grammy-nominated artist who this year was held in federal immigration detention told The Associated Press on Thursday night that such immigrants...
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Miguel Perez Jr. listens to a supporter speaking at a news conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Perez, an Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018 arrived back in Chicago Tuesday for a final chance at becoming a U.S. citizen and living in the city he has called home since boyhood. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
September 24, 2019 - 10:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018 arrived back in Chicago Tuesday for a final chance at becoming a U.S. citizen and living in the city he has called home since boyhood. Federal immigration authorities granted Miguel Perez Jr. a two-week parole into the U.S. for an...
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