Record number of Americans renounce citizenship

According to IRS data published in the Federal Register on Monday, 1,426 Americans expatriated in the third quarter of 2015, bringing this year’s total to 3,221 so far. The figure is 25 percent higher than the same period last year, when 2,585 renounced their citizenship. Continue reading

Army already enlisting ‘Dreamers’ as Congress debates immigration

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The Army has already allowed almost 50 illegal immigrants to enlist as members of Congress debate whether to allow them to seek citizenship through military service.

Since January, the Army has accepted into the ranks 46 so-called “Dreamers,” or people who have immigrated to the U.S. as children and qualify for President Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) program, according to retired Army Lt. Col. Margaret Stock.

And there are thousands more waiting to enlist, she said.  Continue reading