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An ‘American at Heart’ Becomes a US Citizen

Kelly Oliveira, during her naturalization ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo: A. Barros / VOA) WVNTR – BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — (VOA) – When Brazilian native Kelly Oliveira signed up for the U.S. Army through a program that offered her citizenship for her service, she thought she had it made. But it took two years for the […]

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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. Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

WVNTR – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking public comments on a proposed rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE Final Rule). Read the notice […]

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2019 US Diversity Visa ‘Green Card’ Lottery Result Now Available Online

WVNTR – The United States Department of State has released the 2019 diversity visa lottery result on its database online. Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they did not count as a duplicate entry. A new full entry period began at noon, Eastern Daylight Time on […]

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U.S. to Recall Incorrectly Dated Green Cards

WVNTR – Beginning from May 14, USCIS will begin recalling approximately 8,543 Permanent Resident Cards (also known as Green Cards) due to a production error. The Green Cards were for approved Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence for spouses of U.S. citizens. The cards were printed with an incorrect “Resident Since” date and mailed between […]

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Indians flock to America’s ‘golden visa’ as H-1B route closes

WVN – Facing a crackdown on their favorite visa to enter the United States, hundreds of wealthy Indians are turning to another program that fast tracks immigrants to a green card. Applications from India for EB-5 visas — which give immigrants a green card if they invest $500,000 and create 10 jobs in the United […]

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Report: Melania Trump Received US Residency Through ‘Einstein Visa’

FILE – First lady Melania Trump watches as children form objects from Play-Doh at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 10, 2017. WVN – First lady Melania Trump reportedly gained permanent residence in the United States through a visa program specifically for people with “extraordinary ability.” The Washington Post reported Thursday that President Donald Trump’s wife […]

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