If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
Many of the men and women who left homes in the West to join ISIS or similar terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq as fighters or supporters now want to come home. Should they be allowed back?
What the law says about stripping people of their British citizenship.
Liberian President George Weah believes the current citizenship regulations in the country are unnecessarily "racist" and restrictive.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in Australian politics.
Scott Morrison believes local councils are "playing politics" with Australia Day. But they're simply reflecting the views of their community, and these views will only get stronger over time.
The federal government's proposed changes to how and when citizenship can be stripped need close scrutiny.
The Constitution's guarantee of due process means this effort should not be taken lightly, legal scholars argue.
The extent to which schools foster political deliberation, engagement, understanding and empathy has far-reaching implications for our democracy.
There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding EU citizens' rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
One of the largest concentrations of poverty in the US exists in communities at the US-Mexico border called 'colonias.' These informal settlements lack access to basic infrastructure.
More than two dozen states and cities are suing over a controversial new citizenship question.
Shifting parameters for citizenship are at risk of excluding millions from Indian citizenship.
Last month's epic cave rescue has drawn attention to the issue of statelessness in Thailand - a crisis the country is trying to resolve urgently, especially for stateless children.
Solving homelessness doesn't just mean finding someone a physical home. A program run in New Haven, Connecticut, focuses on helping people see themselves as members of their communities – as citizens.
Citizenship is increasingly becoming something that must be 'earned', but this undermines basic rights.
Politics Podcast: Peter Dutton on balancing interests in Home Affairs.
Peter Dutton says there is no basis to concerns about the excess power of the home affairs department.
The Department of Justice wants to add a citizenship question to the next census. That could mess up the Census Bureau's data and damage public trust in the system.
A Dutch court has asked the European Court of Justice for clarification on whether British citizens should be allowed to keep their citizenship after Brexit.