Apparently Abandoned ‘Maternity Hotel’ in Southern California Would…

The alleged maternity hotel looming like Castle Frankenstein over the wary villagers in Chino Hills has been apparently abandoned, and all the grumpy neighbors who protested its defiant existence back in early December were all, "It's about goddamn time." » 1/06/13 1:30pm 1/06/13 1:30pm

Congrats, Europe: Michele Bachmann Is Officially Your Problem, Too

There is exactly one thing Michele Bachmann is an expert in, and that is keeping things interesting. To that end, it was announced yesterday that she has recently become a citizen of Switzerland. Whaaa? Why would Congresswoman Bachmann want to forsake her beloved America that she loves precisely because it is filled… » 5/09/12 10:00am 5/09/12 10:00am

Prospect of Boring Paperwork Keeps Chicago Mother from Obtaining U.S.…

Chicago native Ellie Lavi's attempts to obtain citizenship for her twin daughters has gotten caught on the snaggle-tooth of America's bureaucracy, with the U.S. State Department refusing to grant the children citizenship because Lavi, who used donor sperm and egg from an Israeli clinic, can't prove that either of the… » 4/17/12 9:35pm 4/17/12 9:35pm

Unrealized DREAM

Los Angeles, December 18: Undocumented UCLA students Martha Vasquez, Jessica Ortiz, and Miriam Vasquez hold hands as they follow the Senate's cloture vote on the DREAM act. The measure fell five votes short of the 60 needed to move forward. » 12/19/10 10:55am 12/19/10 10:55am

The Foreign Celebrities You Must Know To Be Naturalized

You'd think weapons scientists and surgically altered actresses had nothing in common, right? You'd be wrong about that. But perhaps the only way to discover the connection is, as I did, to become an American citizen. » 8/17/10 1:20pm 8/17/10 1:20pm

Does The Struggle For Women's Rights Extend To Citizenship?

Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute thinks so. After the jump, we discuss disenfranchisement, global citizenship, and cultural conflicts. » 8/21/09 5:30pm 8/21/09 5:30pm