CITIZENSHIP - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CITIZENSHIP News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Poll: Immigration concerns rise with the tide of children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238693-68/percent-immigration-border-illegally.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238693-68/percent-immigration-border-illegally.html.csp">Poll: Immigration concerns rise with the tide of children</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JENNIFER AGIESTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T19:56:02.626-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 07:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">McAllen, Texas • For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, up 14 points since May and on par with ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582386932014-07-29T19:56:02.626-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T19:56:02.626-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238693@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:56:02 MDT New rules help Utah snag immigrants’ illegal driver licenses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207665-78/driver-license-utah-licenses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207665-78/driver-license-utah-licenses.html.csp">New rules help Utah snag immigrants’ illegal driver licenses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T14:28:49.116-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 02:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Forcing Utah drivers to prove their citizenship and identity for a license may have seemed like torture at times during the past five years, initially causing lines with waits that averaged more than three hours. But it has brought some results expected by lawmakers during heated immigration debates. Since the program started in 2010, the state found that 5,923 undocumented immigrants illegally had full driver licenses, obtained largely through use of Social Security numbers they should not hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207665@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:49 MDT Iraqi interpreter takes oath as a U.S. citizen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58175001-78/kadhim-lake-salt-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58175001-78/kadhim-lake-salt-family.html.csp">Iraqi interpreter takes oath as a U.S. citizen</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T13:16:41.273-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 01:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hussein-Jake Jawad Kadhim was called a traitor and survived three murder attempts while working as a translator for the U.S. Army in his native Iraq. The danger didn’t deter him and he stuck with the job for five years. “I feel God sent me to help the Americans and the Iraqis,” said Kadhim, who is now a Salt Lake City resident — and a U.S. citizen. The 32-year-old took the oath of citizenship along with 48 other immigrants on Friday at the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. Many were emotion...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58175001@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:16:41 MDT Letter: How can children foil our border security? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58060542-82/border-cross-able-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58060542-82/border-cross-able-security.html.csp">Letter: How can children foil our border security?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T17:20:57.923-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What kind of security do we have on our southern border when 40,000 children were able to cross into the U.S.? Can you imagine children being able to cross our border without being caught? Where is the security? Now these 40,000 children will be able to claim U.S. citizenship or some kind of hardship to citizenship. Are our protected borders that easy to cross? Is it that easy for a child to cross the border, or do we have a policy that lets these children into the US.? I would love to have...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58060542@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:20:57 MDT Editorial: Cantor loses his seat and millions lose hope http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58061031-82/reform-immigration-utah-cantor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58061031-82/reform-immigration-utah-cantor.html.csp">Editorial: Cantor loses his seat and millions lose hope</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T17:20:57.938-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">America needs immigration reform. Polls show a large majority of Americans want immigration reform. That reform, to be worthy of the name, must include a clear path to citizenship — or, at the very least, legal status — for the more than 11 million human beings who now live in this country without benefit of proper paperwork. A recent Pew Research Center poll puts the number of Americans who favor a path to full citizenship at 76 percent. But because he was considered insufficiently hostile to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58061031@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:20:57 MDT Letter: If you don’t like it here, move back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58052321-82/citizenship-june-kohlschein-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58052321-82/citizenship-june-kohlschein-letter.html.csp">Letter: If you don’t like it here, move back</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T07:33:04.713-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In regards to the letter from Frans J. Kohlschein (“Citizenship not what it used to be,” June 6): I am tired of Mr. Kohlschein’s bitter letters always complaining about our country. We are not perfect, and we do have problems, but if you hate it so much why not go back to the Netherlands? They are a country that has become a symbol of progressiveness and secularism. They are far more radical than any other country in applying the progressive philosophy with abortion, prostitution, legalization ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58052321@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:33:04 MDT Pentagon delays plan to aid young immigrants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58012982-68/immigrants-hagel-pentagon-youths.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58012982-68/immigrants-hagel-pentagon-youths.html.csp">Pentagon delays plan to aid young immigrants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIA PRESTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T21:42:02.308-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Pentagon plan to allow a small number of young immigrants who grew up in the United States without legal status to enlist in the military has been delayed by the White House, senior officials there said Saturday, to avoid any conflict with House Republicans considering whether to move on immigration legislation. The Pentagon proposal would create a first but very limited pathway to citizenship for those who call themselves Dreamers. In a letter to a number of senators drafted Wednesday, Defens...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58012982@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 21:42:02 MDT