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US Vows to Find, Punish Citizenship Cheaters

FILE – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Dec. 12, 2017. The U.S. government agency that oversees immigrants’ applications to become citizens is starting an office tasked with stripping naturalized Americans of their citizenship if they cheated to get […]

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U.S. Redesigns Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

USCIS Naturalization Ceremony, Denver Field Office, Friday November 18 2016. WVNTR – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization today, following a successful pilot in four USCIS field offices and one service center. The redesign of these eight certificates is one of the many ways USCIS is working […]

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VOA Speaks to Malian Migrant Who Rescued Child from Paris Balcony

Malian migrant Mamoudou Gassama, center, with his older brother at right, holds his temporary residence permit after receiving it at the Prefecture of Bobigny, northeast of Paris, May 29, 2018. WVNTR – (VOA) – A Malian migrant who came to France illegally is being dubbed “Spider-Man” and hailed as a hero after scaling a Paris […]

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Russia’s Abramovich obtains Israeli citizenship to become Israel’s wealthiest man

WVNTR – (TASS) – Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday and left in several hours after obtaining an Israeli domestic passport, a source in the Israeli authorities told TASS. “He arrived to obtain citizenship, stayed in the country for several hours and has already left Israel,” he source said. The Times of […]

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Republic of Guyana to start granting UAE citizens visa on arrival

WVNTR – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced that citizens of the United Arab Emirates with diplomatic, private and regular passports can obtain a visa to Guyana upon arrival at the airports. Ahmed Alham Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said […]

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VIDEO – Malian immigrant granted French citizenship for rescuing a toddler dangling from a fourth-floor balcony

WVNTR – Mamoudou Gassama, 22, an immigrant from Mali dubbed the “Spider-Man of Paris” has been invited to apply for French citizenship by the French president, Emmanuel Macron after staging a remarkable rescue over the weekend in France. Mamoudou who scaled a four-story Paris apartment bloc with his bare hands to rescue a child was also […]

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Japan Now Has the Most Powerful Passport in the World Visa-free Access to a Record Total of 189 Countries

WVNTR – Japan has consolidated its spot at the top of the Henley Passport Index, now offering its citizens visa-free access to a record total of 189 destinations. Following closely behind are Singapore and Germany in joint second place. Third place is shared by six countries: one Asian (South Korea) and the rest European (Finland, France, […]

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