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Undocumented Mother Begins Quest to Reunite With Children

WVNTR – ELOY, ARIZONA — Guatemalan Yeni Gonzalez crossed the border into the United States illegally and was separated from her children. VOA is following her quest to overcome legal barriers and get her children back from distant detention centers. This is one case among the 2,000 children of undocumented migrants separated from their families. After […]

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US Deports 84 Somalis to Home Country

FILE – A general view of Aden Adde airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct. 24, 2017. WVNTR – (VOA) — Somali officials say the United States has deported 84 Somalis, including four women, back to their home country. Two planes carrying the Somalis arrived at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport on Friday. A spokesman for Somalia’s […]

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U.S. operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration violators nets 40 arrests in New York state

WVNTR – New York – A Canadian national convicted of felony sexual assault is among the 40 aliens taken into custody last week during a four-day enforcement operation that ended June 21, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, immigration fugitives, and other immigration violators. This operation targeted public […]

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Trump: Deport Illegal Immigrants Immediately, No Court Hearings

FILE – A Border patrol agent Sergio Ramirez talks with migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into the U.S., in the Rio Grande Valley sector, near McAllen, Texas, April 2, 2018. WVNTR – U.S. President Donald Trump called Sunday for immediately deporting illegal immigrants entering the United States with “no Judges or Court […]

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The United States has threatened to impose visa restrictions on Ghanaian citizens

WVNTR – The United States government has threatened to impose visa restrictions on Ghanaian citizens for not complying with international obligations regarding the issuance of travel documents to Ghanaians awaiting deportation from the U.S. In a statement issued Wednesday by the United States embassy in Accra, the U.S. government stated that they will be forced […]

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Deportation of Pizza Worker

Legal Aid Society lawyer Jennifer Williams, who represents Ecuadorean restaurant worker Pablo Villavicencio, shows the Application for Stay of Deportation or Removal she filed at the offices of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in New York, June 8, 2018. WVNTR – (VOA) – A federal judge on Saturday temporarily blocked the deportation of a New […]

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Haitian National Indicted for Visa Fraud Scheme Involving More Than 100 Fraudulent Visa Applications

WVNTR – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EMMANUEL PRIVA, age 37, a citizen of Haiti, was charged today in a two-count conspiracy indictment.  As alleged in the indictment, PRIVA ran a visa fraud scheme from his home in Harvey, Louisiana and other locations.  In exchange for money, PRIVA would agree to assist Haitian […]

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