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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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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 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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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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To support biometrics expansion, Canada is opening new Visa Application Centres and offering interim services at some missions

WVNTR – In 2018, Canada will expand its biometrics program. Expanding biometrics will strengthen Canada’s immigration programs through effective screening and will also facilitate application processing and travel – while maintaining public confidence in our immigration system. Canada currently collects biometrics from in-Canada refugee claimants and overseas refugee resettlement applicants, individuals ordered removed from the […]

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