A petition by 3 American Samoans calls on the court to overturn the 100-year-old Insular Cases that deemed people in newly acquired territories as "uncivilized."
Residents of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories have been denied equal rights, including the right to vote, because they were considered “uncivilized race[s].”
Activists want Democrats to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented people in the spending bill.
Dillingham has been accused of acceding to President Trump’s demand to produce citizenship information at the expense of data quality.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce the legislation on immigration on his first day in office.
Rep. Joaquin Castro and Sen.-designate Alex Padilla want immigrants working on the front lines of COVID-19 to get the chance to become U.S. citizens.
The swearing-in ceremonies have been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
A new law gives undocumented Hindus, Buddhists, Christian, and other religious minorities a pathway to citizenship, but excludes Muslims.
Delhi police fired tear gas and beat demonstrators on the third day of what had been peaceful protests against the new law granting citizenship based on religion.
A U.S. district judge in Utah said it was unconstitutional for people born in American Samoa to be considered U.S. “nationals” and not citizens with full rights.