Nationality law

All Assam Students Union (AASU) activists hold hands together as they form a human chain to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act on a road in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Critics say the bill threatens the secular fabric of India. 

Citizen pain: Part I

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into how states determine citizenship, with a spotlight on Assam, India, as the case study.  

Yessika Godoy waits in line outside a government office in Bogotá, Colombia, where she's trying to get her ID card restored.

Amid immigration crackdown, Colombia revokes national IDs for thousands of Venezuelans without warning

Immigrants are sworn in as new US citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles, Aug. 22, 2019.

Immigration experts sound alarm over new federal office on denaturalizations

A close-up photo of two mothers holding their two sons.

How a US policy is tearing apart this same-sex couple and their children

The Oath of Allegiance is held next to an American flag during a naturalization ceremony for citizen candidates in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2013.

What does the US citizenship exam actually test?

Development & Education

Most Palestinians married to Israelis barred from receiving Israeli citizenship

A law passed by the Israeli legislature recently barred Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens from receiving their own Israeli citizenship. That means they can be forced to leave at any time, and cannot drive or work. Now Lana Khatib and her family are at risk.

Playboy Playmate Shera Bechard Gets ‘Genius’ Visa

Global Politics

Shera Bechard, a Playmate and actress, has made headlines for obtaining an O-1 work visa allowing her to come to the US from her native Canada.

The World

Nevada’s Latinos: A Dormant Voting Force

Global Politics

Latinos could be a force at the polls. There’s one problem though: Many don’t vote. That’s partially because many are eligible to become citizens, but aren’t bothering with the citizenship process.

The World

No Israeli Citizenship for Palestinian Spouses

Conflict & Justice

Israel’s Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that Palestinians married to Israelis will be blocked from getting Israeli citizenship.

The World

Why Taxes are Prompting Some Americans in Canada to Renounce their US Citizenship

Conflict & Justice

A small but growing numbers of Americans in Canada are renouncing their US citizenship. They’re doing it to avoid having to pay US taxes. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mark Wittgen. He lives in Canada and is in the process of renouncing his citizenship.