Tag Archives: Immigration


Earned Citizenship

Currently, people become U.S. citizens in three main ways: they are born in the states or territories, they derive their citizenship from their American parent(s) because they were born abroad, or they naturalize after immigrating. 

National History Center's Congressional Briefing

Historians Discuss Immigration Reform on Capitol Hill

Yesterday, a short distance from the AHA offices, supporters of immigration reform marched on the National Mall, as a bipartisan group of eight senators continue deliberations that have been alternately described as “stuck,” “close,” “virtually complete,” or “about to get serious.” The senators will likely reveal their plan for comprehensive immigration reform, if there is one, today.

In response to the flurry of activity on this previously languishing issue, the National History Center, a project of the American Historical Association, sponsored a congressional briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building last Friday.