Skyrocketing citizenship backlog — politics at play?
In 1952, at the height of McCarthyism, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld legislation that rendered deportable former members of the Communist Party. The plaintiffs at the center of the case, Peter Harisiades, Luigi Mascitti and Dora Coleman, had lived as lawful permanent residents in the United States for over 30 years, and they challenged on due process and other grounds the notion that they could be kicked out of the United States on their political allegiance alone.
Skyrocketing citizenship backlog — politics at play?,
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