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Qaisar Odeh is among the new citizens sworn in at Daley Plaza. (Credit: Steve Miller)

New Citizens Sworn In At Ceremony At Daley Plaza

Across the country, more than 18,000 people are becoming U-S citizens today – on Constitution Day, which is also Citizenship Day.

09/17/2013

67 Take Citizenship Oaths At Chicago Cultural Center

67 people from 32 countries took the oath of allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a ceremony at the Cultural Center.

07/03/2013

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Highwood Alderman Resigning Over Citizenship

Highwood Ald. Harvey Knapp is from Britain. He was appointed to the city council five months ago to fill a vacancy. At the time, neither he nor Highwood’s mayor realized state law requires municipal officials to be citizens.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2013

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Proposed Path To Citizenship Gives Hope To Undocumented Immigrants

CBS 2’s Jim Williams takes a look at how the new policy could be life-changing for one Chicago area man who has been living in fear.

01/28/2013

Adam Paluch (center) sits with his sister Ida Kersz, at a citizenship ceremony. Paluch, 73, a Holocaust survivor, became a U.S. citizen on Jan. 28, 2013. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

130 Immigrants Take Citizenship Oath In Chicago

More than 130 people – from 47 countries – became new citizens this afternoon in downtown Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–01/28/2013

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Woman Living In Israel: Kids Conceived In Vitro Can’t Be U.S. Citizens

A single mother from Chicago, now living full-time in Israel, says she’s given up on having her children become United States citizens.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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Daley Plaza Ceremony Honors 98 New U.S. Citizens

CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite a slight drizzle, a special naturalization ceremony in the Loop this afternoon bestowed American citizenship on people from 35 countries. The ceremony coincided with U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day. The keynote […]

09/14/2011

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Immigrants Fear Loss Of Opportunity If DREAM Act Fails

A vote on the “DREAM Act” in the U.S. Senate has been put off because Democrats don’t have the votes to get it passed right now.

12/09/2010

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Gutierrez Confident House Can Pass Citizenship Law

Congressman Luis Guiterrez told an extremely spirited crowd of some 150 immigrants rights activists that he believes he’ll get a House vote next week on the “DREAM” citizenship act.

12/03/2010