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August 2012 Archives

Immigration debate sparks debate about the 'i-word'

Immigrants in New York and throughout the country are all too familiar with the "i-word." The i-word isn't "immigrant," which is a word many people are comfortable enough identifying with on their way to obtaining legal citizenship. The i-word is "illegal," and with the media's increased attention to immigration reform, a concern on many people's minds is how the word "illegal" affects immigrant children's development.

Immigration snafu may cost state a million

A one-in-a-million mistake by employees of the state department of human services may cost the state $1 million in restitution. In a family immigration nightmare, a 21-year-old Mexico-born woman who was officially adopted by an American couple when she was 8 years of age was assured that she became a U.S. citizen at the time of her adoption. It wasn't true.

U.S. silver medalist born in Mexico celebrates with two flags

A Dream Act Olympian made his dreams come true by achieving his permanent residency and representing America at the London games. Leo Manzano earned the U.S. its first medal in the 1,500-meter race last week for the first time since 1968.

Citizenship and naturalization: A man's triumph

New York readers might be interested in the recent immigration victory of a Muslim man. The citizenship and naturalization process can be full of red tape, and one man has experienced success after a lengthy legal battle against authorities. A judge has ruled that authorities drew the wrong conclusions about the man's faith, and he is now set to become a citizen of this country.

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