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On Independence Day, Minting Thousands Of New Americans

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Elad Dvash-Banks (left) and his husband, Andrew, pose for photos with their twin sons, Ethan (right) and Aiden, in their Los Angeles apartment on Tuesday. Ethan is a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the State Department that seeks the same rights as his brother, who is a U.S. citizen. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Same-Sex Couples Sue U.S. Government For Kids' Citizenship

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The Supreme Court says a lower court erred in its guidance to a jury about the standard for stripping a refugee of her American citizenship. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Couples stand in line to obtain their marriage licenses in this photograph, taken sometime between 1915 and 1920. The 1907 Expatriation Act would have affected people trying to get married during this time period — though the couples depicted in this photo were not necessarily affected by the Expatriation Act. George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress hide caption

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The Capitol of Puerto Rico, Capitolio de Puerto Rico, in San Juan. Puerto Rico is under federal control, but isn't allowed voting representation in Congress, and residents can't vote for president. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Ricans Reflect On A Century Of (Limited) Citizenship

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Lines for citizenship and other immigration services have been forming as early as 6 a.m. outside the office of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Parker Yesko/NPR hide caption

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Green Card Holders Worry About Trump's Efforts To Curtail Immigration

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Lorenzo Palma (center) reviews family documents with his brother and mother in their home in El Paso, Texas. Palma served time for a parole violation and, just as he was being released, was sent before an immigration court to prove his U.S. citizenship. Bree Lamb for NPR hide caption

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