New citizens stand during the National Anthem at a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony at the New York Public Library in Manhattan, New York, on July 3, 2018.
Applicants are experiencing more vetting, a proposed spike in the application fee and prolonged processing times — waits that could keep thousands of would-be US citizens from voting in the 2020 general election.
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America faces a shortage of early childhood teachers. One program in Portland, Oregon, is trying to address it while helping immigrants overcome challenges in moving up the workforce.
DACA plaintiffs walk arm-in-arm down from the US Supreme Court.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments that will determine the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The World explores which way the justices could rule — and what the outcomes could mean for DACA recipients.
A woman stands on a mountain overlook.
As the Supreme Court hears arguments around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, some DACA recipients are not waiting to see how the justices will rule. One woman moved to Canada in search of stability.
Ramlo Ali Noor, whose immediate family is affected by the Trump administration's cap on refugee numbers, poses at her apartment with her daughter Sumayo in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 27, 2019.
Under the terms of an executive order, refugees may not be able to keep arriving without affirmative consent from cities and states.
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Muslim American candidates across the country are celebrating wins in races for city councils, school boards and state legislatures — a few in traditionally Republican areas. But the candidates often pay a price.
A black and white image of a newspaper titled "La Amérika"
The Trump administration's immigration policies harken back to the origins of immigration restriction a century ago that sought to keep “undesirables” — like my family — out. 
"Ghee Happy" creator
A new animated show that reimagines Hindu gods as preschoolers has been greenlighted by Netflix.
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The lawsuit concerns a “safe-third country” agreement that the US and Canada signed shortly after 9/11, in 2002.
People hold bright yellow signs reading "Defend TPS" in front of the White House in Washington, DC.
Jose Palma, a Salvadoran TPS holder in Boston, said the news was “bittersweet.”

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