Tag: Visas

Judge Blocks Trump Policy That Favors Wealthy Immigrants

A federal judge in New York issued a nationwide injunction on Friday blocking implementation of a new federal policy that would deny legal residency to immigrants who are likely to depend on public welfare. Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York said those potentially affected […]

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Hard Times Have Pakistani Hindus Looking to India, Where Some Find Only Disappointment

JODHPUR, India — By the time an angry Muslim mob stormed the local Hindu school and ransacked an adjacent temple a few weeks ago, many members of Pakistan’s dwindling Hindu minority had already been wondering whether it was worth trying to stay in a country where they felt increasingly unsafe. In April, an angry mob […]

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Trump Will Deny Immigrant Visas to Those Who Can’t Pay for Health Care

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will deny visas to immigrants who cannot prove they will have health insurance or the ability to pay for medical costs once they become permanent residents of the United States, the White House announced Friday in the latest move by President Trump to undermine legal immigration. Mr. Trump issued a […]

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They Risked All for America. Don’t Betray Them.

David Petraeus, a retired general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and more than 25 American generals and admirals recently wrote to President Trump supporting a robust refugee resettlement program — especially for people who have served American military and intelligence agencies in their native countries. But the Trump administration has decided to […]

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Iranian Students Set to Start at U.S. Universities Are Barred From Country

At least a dozen Iranian students who were set to begin graduate programs in engineering and computer science say their visas were abruptly canceled and they were barred from their flights to the United States this month. The sudden batch of visa cancellations, which came at a time of heightened tensions between the United States […]

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Partnership on AI: Governments should give AI researchers special visas to attend conferences

Governments around the world should create visa classifications especially for the international AI and machine learning community, the Partnership on AI said today in a newly released report. Such visa classifications should be made both for working professionals as well as students and interns in AI and ML in order for them to more easily […]

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Sick Migrants Undergoing Lifesaving Care Can Now Be Deported

LOS ANGELES — Maria Isabel Bueso was 7 years old when she came to the United States from Guatemala at the invitation of doctors who were conducting a clinical trial for the treatment of her rare, disfiguring genetic disease. The trial was short on participants, and thanks to her enrollment, the Federal Drug Administration eventually […]

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International Students Face Hurdles Under Trump Administration Policy

Cottey College, a women’s college in Nevada, Mo., accepted six students from Ethiopia this year, and officials were disappointed when two of them were denied visas. They were puzzled by the reason: The students, the State Department said, did not have strong enough ties to their home country and might not return. “At the age […]

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Harvard Freshman Says He Was Barred From U.S. Over His Friends’ Social Media Posts

A Palestinian student from Lebanon who was set to begin his freshman year at Harvard was denied entry to the United States after immigration officials objected to his friends’ social media posts, he said this week, prompting furor among free-speech advocates. The student, Ismail B. Ajjawi, 17, landed at Logan International Airport in Boston on […]

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Rashida Tlaib Says She Won’t Visit West Bank Under Israel’s Conditions

JERUSALEM — A day after barring Representative Rashida Tlaib under pressure from President Trump, Israel said on Friday that she could visit her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank, but only after she agreed in writing not to “promote boycotts against Israel” during her trip. But after being criticized by some Palestinians […]

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Israel Says Rashida Tlaib Can Visit to See Her Grandmother

JERUSALEM — A day after Israel, egged on by President Trump, refused entry to two members of Congress, the Israeli government said on Friday that it would allow one of the lawmakers, Representative Rashida Tlaib, to enter on humanitarian grounds so that she could see her 90-year-old grandmother, who lives in the occupied West Bank. […]

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Trump Urges Israel to Block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

JERUSALEM — President Trump called on Thursday for Israel to bar the entry of two American congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, taking an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home. It was reported last week that Mr. Trump was pressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Trump Presses Israel to Block Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

JERUSALEM — President Trump called on Thursday for Israel to bar the entry of two American congresswomen who had planned to visit the West Bank, in an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home. It had been reported last week that Mr. Trump was pressuring Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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Israel Weighs Blocking Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from West Bank Visit

JERUSALEM — Israel is weighing whether to deny entry to two United States congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, for a planned visit to the West Bank, Israeli officials said on Thursday. Both women have been vocal in their support of the Palestinians and the boycott-Israel movement. An Israeli official said there was a possibility […]

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Love and Visas

Op-Docs Can a marriage made of video chats and airplane tickets survive? Video Can a marriage made of video chats and airplane tickets survive?CreditCreditJayme Gershen By Jayme Gershen Ms. Gershen is a filmmaker. Jul 30, 2019 I’ve been trying to come to terms with my “American-ness” ever since I was a kid, but I’ve never […]

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A Muslim Family Sought Help at the Belgian Embassy in Beijing. The Police Dragged Them Out.

The last time Abdulhamid Tursun spoke to his wife, she was huddled in a Beijing hotel room with their four children, frightened after being evicted from the Belgian Embassy in the dead of night. Suddenly, plainclothes police officers burst into the room, cutting off the couple’s video call. Mr. Tursun says he has not heard […]

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Visa Delays at Backlogged Immigration Service Strand International Students

WASHINGTON — The visa applications of hundreds of international students seeking to work in the United States this summer are languishing at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, where increased processing times have left students stranded and university leaders struggling with the fallout. Students have written petitions and panicked letters to leaders of some […]

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U.S. Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants

Visa applicants to the United States are required to submit any information about social media accounts they have used in the past five years under a State Department policy that started on Friday. Such account information would give the government access to photos, locations, dates of birth, dates of milestones and other personal data commonly […]

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