Obama's name still on welcome letters to new citizens - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Obama's name still on welcome letters to new citizens

Barack Obama, shown here, is no longer president despite what welcomes letters to naturalized citizens may say. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) Barack Obama, shown here, is no longer president despite what welcomes letters to naturalized citizens may say. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

(RNN) - New U.S. citizens are still being welcomed by former President Barack Obama.

Letters of welcome and congratulations on becoming a newly naturalized citizen still carry Obama's signature and not that of President Donald Trump.

According to a spokeswoman for Citizenship and Immigration quoted by The Arizona Republic, it's not uncommon for a new president to take a few months to get their own paperwork finalized, but generally during that time no letters are sent rather than one bearing the predecessor's name.

Trump has been president for three days shy of six months and has yet to nominate candidates for hundreds of government positions.

Trump's anti-immigration statements have led to an increase in citizenship applications, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

But for some, the lingering Obama signatures aren't a problem and are preferable to a Trump-signed document.

Copyright 2017 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Government shutdown endNational politicsMore>>

  • Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

    Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:12 AM EST2018-02-20 07:12:04 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:46 AM EST2018-02-20 13:46:41 GMT

    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

  • Donald Trump Jr. visits India to help sell apartments

    Donald Trump Jr. visits India to help sell apartments

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:21 AM EST2018-02-20 05:21:37 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:45 AM EST2018-02-20 13:45:35 GMT
    The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments.
    The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments.
  • Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

    Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:21 PM EST2018-02-19 17:21:19 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:35 AM EST2018-02-20 13:35:23 GMT
    The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence.
    The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence.
Powered by Frankly