Citizenship

Citizenship Day Reminds Us Why Being an American Matters

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Why Women are Important in Immigration Reform

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Happy Birthday DACA! [Infographic]

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New Immigration Rules Will Help American Families, But Need to Be More Inclusive

January 3, 2013

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U.S. Citizen Sues FBI and DHS for Unlawful Imprisonment Due to Secure Communities

July 3, 2012

A U.S. citizen wrongly imprisoned for two months as a result of the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program filed a lawsuit today against the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for violating his rights under the Privacy Act.

Obama's Proposed Visa Policy Change Will Help American Families Stay Together; Should be Expanded

January 13, 2012

Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center welcomes the Obama administration’s proposed changes to the green card application process, which would reduce family separation for thousands of U.S. citizens with family members applying for permanent residence.

The proposed regulation would allow immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to apply for waivers to reentry earlier in the process, reducing the time which they must spend waiting abroad while seeking to legally immigrate to the United States.

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Celebrating the Birth of a Nation of Immigrants

As we celebrate our country’s independence and founding principles, we must be mindful of the continuing struggle to ensure that the United States honors the cherished rights established in our Declaration of Independence. Several of the Declaration’s signers were immigrants. From the very start, our nation welcomed people fleeing persecution and seeking liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and access to justice enshrined in our founding document.

NIJC Applauds House Vote for DREAM Act, Calls on Senate to Uphold Rights for Immigrant Youth and Make it Law

December 10, 2010

Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

CHICAGO (December 9, 2010) – Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives for its historic vote in support of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act on Wednesday night.

Senate’s DREAM Act Failure is an Affront to American Values

December 20, 2010

President Obama Must Take Immediate Steps to Protect the Rights of Immigrant Youth

Statement of Mary Meg McCarthy,m Executive Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center

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