Citizenship

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Dozens Of Immigrants Sworn In As U.S. Citizens At Daley Plaza Ceremony

Wednesday is Constitution Day and dozens of Chicagoans will be celebrating the birth of our nation for the first time as U.S. citizens as they were sworn in today in a special ceremony at Daley Plaza.

09/16/2014

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