Citizenship

WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

WASHINGTON— Former first lady Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, writing how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.” She also denounces Trump’s “birther” campaign questioning her husband’s citizenship, calling it bigoted and dangerous, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book

WASHINGTON | Trump: Number of troops sent to border could reach 15,000

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could go as high as 15,000 as he draws a hard line on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections. With his eyes squarely on next Tuesday’s contests, Trump has rushed a series of immigration declarations, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: Number of troops sent to border could reach 15,000

WASHINGTON | Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States. Trump made the comments to “Axios on HBO” ahead of midterm elections that he has sought to focus on his hardline immigration policies. Trump, seeking to energize his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies

Playing Trump’s game in culture war a losing Dems’ strategy

More than seven years after President Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning then-President Barack Obama’s citizenship, Democrats are still struggling to find the right strategy to fight back against his racially-charged rhetoric. After years of taunting from Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren revealed her DNA results this week proving her Native American roots. If … Continue reading Playing Trump’s game in culture war a losing Dems’ strategy

SEATTLE | Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen

SEATTLE  — Mariners teammates stood and applauded and “God Bless America” played on speakers when Felix Hernandez entered Seattle’s clubhouse after becoming a U.S. citizen. A native of Venezuela, the 32-year-old pitcher passed his citizenship interview Monday and was among 74 people from 36 countries who became naturalized U.S. citizens during a ceremony in downtown … Continue reading SEATTLE | Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez becomes US citizen

WARSAW, Poland | Poland asks to see US documents on deported ex-Nazi guard

WARSAW, Poland — Poland has asked the U.S. to share all the documents gathered on a deported former Nazi concentration camp guard in the hope they may provide grounds for charging the 95-year-old with World War II-era crimes, a prosecutor said Friday. Jakiw Palij, an ethnic Ukrainian, was deported to Germany on Aug. 21 for … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland asks to see US documents on deported ex-Nazi guard

BERLIN | US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

BERLIN — The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts to remove him from the United States. The deportation of the 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators … Continue reading BERLIN | US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany