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    Dolores Huerta to Bernie: ‘Shame on Your Supporters’ for Shouting ‘English Only’ at M

    It looks like Bernie supporters know that a person has to be a US CITIZEN to participate in a Federal election and the requirement for citizenship is still ENGLISH!

    Dolores Huerta to Bernie: ‘Shame on Your Supporters’ for Shouting ‘English Only’ at Me During Nev Caucuses



    by TONY LEE
    20 Feb 2016

    Latino activist and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta blasted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporters in Nevada for chanting “English only” at her while she tried to translate for Spanish-speaking caucus-goers.After Clinton’s win in the Nevada caucus on Saturday, Huerta Tweeted directly to Sanders, saying, “Shame on your supporters for depriving Spanish speaking caucus goers of info they need for full participation!”

    “I offered to translate & Bernie supporters chanted English only! We fought too long & hard to be silenced Si Se Puede!” Huerta Tweeted.

    Dolores Huerta ‎@DoloresHuerta

    @BernieSanders Shame on your supporters for depriving Spanish speaking caucus goers of info they need for full participation!#NVcaucus


    Dolores Huerta ‎@DoloresHuerta

    I offered to translate & Bernie supporters chanted English only! We fought too long & hard to be silenced Si Se Puede! #ImwithHer#NVcaucus

    5:33 PM - 20 Feb 2016

    Actress America Ferrera first publicized the incident, which was picked up by reporters.

    America Ferrera
    ‎@AmericaFerrera


    Harrah's casino site- Bernie supporters chant "English-only" to stop civil rights leader @DoloresHuerta from providing Spanish translation.
    4:07 PM - 20 Feb 2016



    DREAMer advocate Jose Antonio Vargas also Tweeted directly to Sanders: “You must address this. Asap.”
    Jose Antonio Vargas
    ‎@joseiswriting


    Dear @BernieSanders:
    You must address this. Asap. https://twitter.com/doloreshuerta/status/701184235315400705 …
    5:40 PM - 20 Feb 2016


    Clinton underperformed among Hispanics in Nevada as entrance polls had her losing the Latino vote to Sanders. Huerta campaigned for Clinton and Nevada and slammed Sanders for his opposition to amnesty legislation ahead of Saturday’s vote.

    “I like Bernie. He’s a nice guy. I have no doubt he means well. Latinos matter in this election, and he knows it. But my question for Bernie is, where the heck was he for the last 25 years? Where was he on immigration reform? On indefinite detentions? On vigilante justice against undocumented workers? He was nowhere. That’s where,” she wrote in a Medium post.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...02/20/3098251/



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    Volume 12 – Citizenship & Naturalization


    Volume 12 –
    Citizenship & Naturalization



    Part A – Citizenship and Naturalization Policies and Procedures

    Chapter 1 – Purpose and Background

    Chapter 2 – Becoming a U.S. Citizen

    A person may derive or acquire U.S. citizenship at birth. Persons who are born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States are citizens at birth. Persons who are born in certain territories of the United States also ​may be​ citizens at birth. In general​, but subject in some cases to other requirements, including residence requirements as of certain dates, ​this includes persons born in:​

    •Puerto Rico on or after April 11, 1899​;​ [1]

    •Canal Zone or the Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904​;​ [2]

    •Virgin Islands on or after January 17, 1917​;​ [3]

    •Guam born after April 11, 1899​;​ [4] or​

    •Commo​nwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on or after November 4, 1986​.​ [5]

    Persons born in American Samoa and Swain​s​ Island are ​generally ​considered nationals ​but not citizens ​of the ​United States.​ [6]

    In addition, persons who are born outside of the United States may be U.S. citizens at birth if one or both parents were U.S. citizens at their time of birth.​ ​Persons who are not U.S. citizens at birth may become U.S. citizens through naturalization.​ ​Naturalization is the conferring of U.S. citizenship after birth by any means whatsoever.​

    In general, an applicant files a naturalization application and then USCIS grants citizenship after adjudicating the application. ​In some cases, a person may be naturalized by operation of law. This is often referred to as deriving citizenship. In either instance, the foreign citizen or national must fulfill all of the requirements established by Congress. In most cases, a person may not be naturalized unless he or she has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.​

    Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is one of the most important decisions an immigrant can make. Naturalized ​U.S.​citizens share equally in the rights and privileges of ​U.S.​ citizenship. ​U.S.​ citizenship offers immigrants the ability to:​

    •Vote in Federal elections​;​

    •Travel with a U.S. Passport​;​

    •Run for elective office where citizenship is required​;​

    •Participate on a jury​;​

    •Become eligible for federal and certain law enforcement jobs​;​
    •Obtain certain State and Federal benefits not available to noncitizens​;​

    •Obtain citizenship for minor children born abroad​;​ and​

    •Expand and expedite their ability to bring family members to the United States​.​


    Chapter 3 – USCIS Authority to Naturalize

    Part B –
    Naturalization Examination

    Part C – Accommodations

    Part D – General Naturalization Requirements

    Chapter 1 – Purpose and Background

    Chapter 2 – LPR Admission for Naturalization

    Chapter 3 – Continuous Residence

    Chapter 4 – Physical Presence

    Chapter 5 – Modifications and Exceptions to Continuous Residence and Physical Presence

    Chapter 6 – Jurisdiction, Place of Residence, and Early Filing

    Chapter 7 – Attachment to the Constitution

    Chapter 8 – Educational Requirements

    In general, applicants for naturalization must demonstrate an understanding of the English language, including an ability to read, write, and speak words in ordinary usage. Applicants must also demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history and principles and form of government of the ​United States​ (civics). These are the English and civics requirements for naturalization.​


    An applicant may be eligible for an exception to the English requirements if he or she is a certain age and has been an LPR for a certain period of time. In addition, an applicant who has a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment may be eligible for a medical exception of both the English and civics requirements.​ [2]


    Chapter 9 – Good Moral Character
    Part E – English and Civics Testing and Exceptions

    Part F – Good Moral Character

    Part G – Spouses of U.S. Citizens

    Part H – Children of U.S. Citizens

    Part I – Military Members and their Families

    Part J – Oath of Allegiance

    Part K – Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization

    Part L – Revocation of Naturalization





    18 USC 611: Voting by aliensText contains those laws in effect on February 20, 2016From Title 18-CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDUREPART I-CRIMESCHAPTER 29-ELECTIONS AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
    Jump To:Source CreditPrior ProvisionsAmendmentsEffective Date

    §611. Voting by aliens

    (a) It shall be unlawful for any alien to vote in any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing a candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner, unless-
    (1) the election is held partly for some other purpose;
    (2) aliens are authorized to vote for such other purpose under a State constitution or statute or a local ordinance; and
    (3) voting for such other purpose is conducted independently of voting for a candidate for such Federal offices, in such a manner that an alien has the opportunity to vote for such other purpose, but not an opportunity to vote for a candidate for any one or more of such Federal offices.

    (b) Any person who violates this section shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
    (c) Subsection (a) does not apply to an alien if-
    (1) each natural parent of the alien (or, in the case of an adopted alien, each adoptive parent of the alien) is or was a citizen (whether by birth or naturalization);
    (2) the alien permanently resided in the United States prior to attaining the age of 16; and
    (3) the alien reasonably believed at the time of voting in violation of such subsection that he or she was a citizen of the United States.

    (Added
    Pub. L. 104–208, div. C, title II, §216(a), Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–572
    ; amended
    Pub. L. 106–395, title II, §201(d)(1), Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1635
    .)Prior Provisions


    A prior section 611, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 724 ; Feb. 7, 1972,
    Pub. L. 92–225, title II, §206, 86 Stat. 10
    ; Oct. 15, 1974,
    Pub. L. 93–443, title I, §§101(e)(2), 103, 88 Stat. 1267
    ,1272, prohibited campaign contributions by government contractors, prior to repeal by
    Pub. L. 94–283, title II, §201(a), May 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 496
    . See section 30119 of Title 52, Voting and Elections.Amendments


    2000-Subsec. (c).
    Pub. L. 106–395 added subsec. (c).Effective Date of 2000 Amendment



    Pub. L. 106–395, title II, §201(d)(3), Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1636
    , provided that: "The amendment made by paragraph (1) [amending this section] shall be effective as if included in the enactment of section 216 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (
    Public Law 104–208; 110 Stat. 3009–572). The amendment made by paragraph (2) [amendingsection 1015 of this title] shall be effective as if included in the enactment of section 215 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (
    Public Law 104–208; 110 Stat. 3009–572). The amendments made by paragraphs (1) and (2) shall apply to an alien prosecuted on or after September 30, 1996, except in the case of an alien whose criminal proceeding (including judicial review thereof) has been finally concluded before the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 30, 2000]."

    http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?r...=0&jumpTo=true


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    1. Unlawful Voting and False Claim to U.S. Citizenship​ for Voting​


    An applicant may fail to show GMC if he or she engaged in unlawful voting or falsely claimed U.S. citizenship​ for voting​.​[55] In September 1996, Congress enacted legislation to address ​unlawful voting and false claims to U.S. citizenship for purposes of registering to vote or voting.​ [56]

    •A noncitizen who is convicted of unlawful voting may be fined, imprisoned up to one year, or both, and subject to removal.​ [57]

    •A noncitizen who is convicted of making a false claim to U.S. citizenship​ to register to vote or vote ​may be fined, imprisoned up to five years, or both, and subject to removal.​ [58]

    The officer ​may​ ​request the applicant to provide a sworn statement ​regarding his or her​ testimony on​ illegal voting or false claim to citizenship ​for voting​. The officer ​may also require an applicant to ​obtain any relevant evidence, such as ​the​ voter registration card, applicable voter registration form, and voting record from the relevant board of elections commission.​

    The table below serves as a quick reference guide on the effect on GMC determinations by unlawful voting or for false claims to ​U.S.​ citizenship. Further guidance is provided below.​




    Effect on GMC by Unlawful Voting or​
    False Claim to ​U.S.​ Citizenship in Statutory Period​
    Offense​ Penalty​
    if Convicted​
    Effect on GMC ​
    If Convicted​ If Imprisoned​ If Not Convicted​
    False Claim to Citizenship​
    18 U.S.C. 1015(f)​]
    May be fined or imprisoned up to 5 ​yrs​, or both​ CIMT and will bar GMC (may be a felony)​



    Offenses without Convictions​

    An officer may find the applicant to lack GMC if the applicant was not convicted of unlawful voting or false claim to citizenship​ for voting​. The officer should consider the totality of the circumstances and weigh all favorable and unfavorable factors of each case, to include whether the applicant qualifies for an exception.​

    An applicant may only have engaged in unlawful voting if his or her conduct was unlawful under the relevant federal, state, or local election law. The officer should consider the controlling statutes in cases involving potential unlawful voting offenses, because some local municipalities permit ​[COLOR=#000000 !important]lawful permanent residents (LPRs) ​or other noncitizens to vote in municipal elections.​[/COLOR]

    The officer does not need to focus on the underlying election law for false claims to ​U.S.​ citizenship. An applicant may be considered to have made a false claim to U.S. citizenship if the following conditions have been met on or after September 30, 1996.​

    •The applicant actually falsely represented himself or herself as a U.S. citizen; and​

    •The applicant made such misrepresentation in order to register to vote or for voting. ​

    Convictions​

    A conviction for unlawful voting, by itself, generally should not bar an applicant from establishing GMC because the conviction is unlikely to be a CIMT.​ [59] On the other hand, making a false claim to ​U.S.​ citizenship in order to register to vote or to vote is a CIMT. An applicant who is convicted of a CIMT is generally precluded from establishing GMC.​

    A conviction for making a false claim to ​U.S.​ citizenship in order to register to vote or for voting is a felony and prevents an applicant from showing GMC unless an exception applies.​ [60]

    Imprisonment​

    Unless an applicant qualifies for an exception, the applicant is barred from establishing GMC if:​

    •The applicant was convicted and imprisoned for 180 days or more during the statutory period for unlawful voting or for making a false claim to U.S. citizenship;​ [61] or​

    •The applicant has multiple convictions with an aggregate sentence of five years or more, which include conviction(s) for unlawful voting or making a false claim to ​U.S.​ citizenship.​ [62]

    Exceptions​

    In 2000, Congress added exceptions for GMC determinations and removal of noncitizens for unlawful voting and false claims to ​U.S.​ citizenship.​ [63] The exceptions only apply to convictions that became final on or after October 30, 2000.​[64]

    An applicant qualifies for an exception if the following conditions are met:​

    •The applicant’s natural or adoptive parents are or were U.S. citizens at the time of the violation;​ [65]

    •The applicant permanently resided in the United States prior to reaching the age of 16 years; and​

    •The applicant “reasonably believed” at the time of the violation that he or she was a U.S. citizen.​

    [COLOR=#000000 !important]To assess whether the applicant “reasonably believed” that he or she was a ​[COLOR=#000000 !important]U.S.​[/COLOR][COLOR=#000000 !important] citizen at the time of the violation, the officer must consider the totality of the circumstances in the case, weighing such factors as the length of time the applicant resided in the ​[/COLOR][COLOR=#000000 !important]United States​[/COLOR][COLOR=#000000 !important] and the age when the applicant became an LPR.​[/COLOR][/COLOR]



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