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Ins and outs of immigrants defined the U.S. since 1787

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By John Bartlit

The legal trails of immigration comprise many parts, to deal with persistent concerns. Since its inception, the nation has dealt with these concerns repeatedly in varying guises and combinations.

Immigration issues that recur deal with jobs in one way or other and with the nature and quantity of immigrants and new citizens. Laws change as parties change course and populations grow.

The two parts that are most distinctive are immigration and naturalization. The former refers to living and working here.

The latter is a path to U.S. citizenship. Only citizens can vote and hold elective office.

Today, becoming a citizen requires correctly answering six of 10 questions similar to these three:

• What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

• There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

• Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.

These questions are three of the 100 questions on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization test. The full list is online at “civics questions for naturalization test.” Take in the stirring naturalization ceremony nearby at Bandelier held every Fourth of July.


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