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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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U.S. to Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming 14,000 New Citizens

The Oath of Allegiance Swearing-In Ceremony WVNTR – This year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming more than 14,000 new citizens in nearly 175 naturalization ceremonies between June 28 and July 10. The Independence Day activities will kick off […]

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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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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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Mother, Son Reunited After Separation at US Border

Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, second from left, rubs her son Darwin Micheal Mejia’s chin as she speaks at a news conference following their reunion at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, in Linthicum, Maryland, June 22, 2018. WVNTR – (VOA) – A migrant mother from Guatemala and her seven-year-old son were reunited early Friday after being separated […]

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Australia to Introduce Tougher English Language Tests for Migrants

FILE – In this file photo made from Australia Broadcasting Corporation video taken shows asylum seekers protesting the possible closure of their detention center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, Oct. 31, 2017. WVNTR – SYDNEY — Australia is planning to bring in tougher English language tests for migrants and new citizens. The center-right government says […]

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