If left unchanged, the country’s first law regulating the naturalization of foreign-born Americans would have made it illegal for nearly all of today’s immigrants to become American citizens. Here’s how that changed.
Ella Purkiss will be sworn in as a US citizen next week. Advocates say as many as 15,000 people who were adopted from abroad but never naturalized are waiting for legislation that would give them the chance to get documented too.
Many Puerto Ricans are calling a new debt rescue bill passed by US Congress a form of neocolonialism. It's an interesting time on the island for sure, a time when many are questioning their collective identity.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused huge devastation in Nepal in April, 2015. Many Nepalis in America at the time were allowed to stay — and now they want to continue to live in America to help support their families who are still recovering.
Hiking was never fun for Van Pol when he was a child: It brought back fearful memories of his family's escape from Cambodia and into refugee camps. It wasn't until a high school field trip to a New Hampshire peak that hiking became Van's salvation.
A court ruling in the Dominican Republic means thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent are losing their citizenship — some of whom can trace their roots in the Dominican Republic as far back as 1929.
Archaeologists have just discovered the remains of a Spanish fort from 16th century explorers. University of Michigan archaeologist Robin Beck says Fort San Juan represents the earliest known European fort in the interior of what is now the United States.
The Tsarnaevs trained at the mixed martial arts gym under reporter Andrea Crossan's home. And, it turns out, that some of the best fighters in MMA come from the Caucasus region that also produced the Tsarnaevs.
Turbaned and proud. That's Vishavjit Singh who responded to the hate directed at him after 9/11 by drawing political cartoons about being Sikh in America. Then he got really bold and dressed up as Captain America and took to the streets of New York City.