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Legion: 'If children can cross our borders, what about terrorists?’

Legion: 'If children can cross our borders, what about terrorists?’

National commander calls on the president to secure the borders, remove economic benefits that incentivize and exacerbate the problem.

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Americanism chairman: Let’s remember the preamble

Americanism chairman: Let’s remember the preamble

New head of Americanism Commission, Richard W. Anderson, says ‘100 percent Americanism’ is responsibility of Legionnaires, citizens everywhere.

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U.S. military helps naturalize non-citizens

U.S. military helps naturalize non-citizens

The U.S. military offers a path to citizenship for its 35,000 non-citizen recruits.

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Legion to Congress: Reject amnesty

Legion to Congress: Reject amnesty

American Legion opposes President Obama’s proposal to grant amnesty to people who are in the United States illegally.

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Koutz: Troops shouldn’t be denied vote

Koutz: Troops shouldn’t be denied vote

In an election year that may decide the future of defense budget cuts, our troops are making fewer absentee ballot requests.

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Head to the polls Nov. 6

Head to the polls Nov. 6

The Legion’s “Get out the Vote 2012” brochure helps Legionnaires and posts empower eligible citizens to vote.

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Identity Crisis

The movement to adopt the national popular vote raises a question: are we one big democracy or a republic of 50 states?

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Exercise your right to vote in 2012

Exercise your right to vote in 2012

The American Legion’s "Get Out The Vote" brochure aids Legionnaires on ways to run a successful voting campaign.

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Foster to DHS: No amnesty for illegals

Foster to DHS: No amnesty for illegals

American Legion Commander says the backlog of VA claims should come before the concerns of those who violated the law to enter the United States.

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Illegal immigration strategy guide available

Illegal immigration strategy guide available

‘A Strategy to Address Illegal Immigration in the United States’ can be downloaded from website at no cost.

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Legion opposes DREAM Act

Legion opposes DREAM Act

Legion opposes passage of the bill that will provide amnesty to children of illegal immigrants.

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The military's right to vote

The military's right to vote

Congress made an effort last year, but problems persist for active-duty troops stationed overseas.

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Head to the voting polls Nov. 2

Head to the voting polls Nov. 2

As 2010 midterm elections draw near, Legionnaires need to exercise their right to vote and motivate others to do the same.

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'Building and preparing future citizens'

'Building and preparing future citizens'

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services representative believes partnerships with Legion at local level are key to citizenship efforts.

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Amnesty won't work: Secure our borders

Amnesty won't work: Secure our borders

National Commander Clarence Hill: The U.S. government has an obligation to fix what is a broken immigration policy.

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'Get Out The Vote'

'Get Out The Vote'

Legionnaires, support your country by encouraging citizens to cast their ballot in their local, state and federal elections.

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Hill praises 9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Hill praises  9th Circuit Pledge ruling

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional is "a great victory for common sense."

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An easier path to citizenship

An easier path to citizenship

American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., recently organized an official naturalization class.

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Georgia post to host naturalization class

Georgia post to host naturalization class

American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., will host an official U.S. Citizenship Class for legal aliens and people interested in the naturalization process.

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Marines naturalized at Corps' birthday ceremony

Marines naturalized at Corps' birthday ceremony

Following the Marine Corps’ 234th birthday uniform pageant and cake cutting ceremony on the station parade field Nov. 6, two Marines earned another title – U.S. citizen.

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Ellis Island Museum expands

 Ellis Island Museum expands

The United States has welcomed newcomers since its founding. Ellis Island's Peopling of America Center chronicles archetypal families' journey through the stages of immigration.

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Post assists in citizenship efforts

Post assists in citizenship efforts

Horace Orr Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., met with officials from the office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on May 20, in an effort to involve Legionnaires in the local naturalization process.

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Georgia post to train legal immigrants

Members of American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., will receive training May 20 from the Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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