The Bureaucracy of Immigration


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About 700,000 people a year take the first steps toward gaining a US Passport, but the path to citizenship can be a bureaucratic nightmare.



Almost all Americans have foreign family origins; our country’s been described as a melting pot, an ethnic stew and a chopped salad. And yet, becoming a citizen through legal channels can be a bureaucratic nightmare. This hour we’ll look at who’s coming to the country, what it’s like to immigrate, and what propels 700,000 people toward citizenship every year.


  • Randy Wallace, reporter for FOX news Houston
  • Dennis Muchnicki, immigration lawyer at the firm Muchnicki and Bittner
  • Gifty Ako-Adounvo, Director of International Students and Scholars at Ohio State

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