Monday, January 17, 2011

Bill would allow immigrant high school graduates to apply for citizenship

One Democratic representative introduced legislation on Friday that would begin President Barack Obama’s commitment to push forward with comprehensive immigration reform.

San Bernardino County Democratic Rep. Joe Baca of Rialto introduced the People Resolved to Obtain an Understanding of Democracy Act, which would amend the Nationality Act to allow exemplary non-citizen high school graduates to apply for citizenship. Under the PROUD Act, graduates would need to provide the necessary academic transcripts; show an understanding of United States history, government and civics; and prove they are of good moral character...

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