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A New Citizenship Judge Welcomes New Canadians at Pier 21

– Citizenship Judge Joan Mahoney WVNTR – Halifax, NS – New Citizenship Judge Joan Mahoney will preside over her first citizenship ceremony on Canada Day, officiating at a special ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Judge Mahoney will welcome 70 new citizens into the Canadian family. Across […]

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Today is #CanadaDay – Canada’s 151st Birthday

New Canadians celebrating at Windsor-Essex community in Ontario WVNTR –  Today being July 1 2018 is #CanadaDay. Canada Day, observed on July 1st, is a national holiday marking the anniversary of Confederation in 1867, when the British North America Act came into effect. It was originally known as Dominion Day until it was renamed in […]

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US Accepts Record-High Percentage of Christian Refugees

FILE – Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump’s executive immigration ban at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Jan. 29, 2017. WVNTR – (VOA) — The United States is accepting an increasingly large share of Christian refugees, primarily from Africa, while the number of total arrivals remains on track for a historic low this fiscal year, federal […]

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10 Steps to Naturalization: Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen

People attending the Naturalization Ceremony at PPLD 21c Thursday morning, July 7, 2016, took an oath to the U. S. to become U.S. citizens. Image Credit: Colorado Springs Gazette WVNTR – The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. America values the contributions of immigrants who continue to […]

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António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino elected as new Director General of UN Migration Agency

WVNTR – On Friday 29 June 2018, the member states of the IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, elected Portugal’s António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino as the International Organization for Migration’s next Director General. Mr. Vitorino, 61 (DOB 12 January 1957), succeeds the United States’ William Lacy Swing, who is leaving IOM after serving […]

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EU leaders reach agreement on migration after late-night summit

EU leaders take part in a European Union summit in Brussels, June 28, 2018. WVNTR – (EuroNews) – European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after almost nine hours of talks in Brussels over the sensitive issue threatening their union and zone of free travel, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. […]

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Canada announces a change in Express Entry rules

WVNTR – Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced a change in Canada’s Express Entry rules. Effective today, June 26, 2018, intending immigrants who are in the Express Entry pool and have not yet been invited to apply through Express Entry will now have 60 days to submit their application for permanent residence after […]

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