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Hundreds Arrested Protesting Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies

Women hold signs as they protest the separation of immigrant families inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jacquelyn Martin/AP WVNTR – (NPR) – Women hold signs as they protest the separation of immigrant families inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nearly 600 women were arrested […]

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Tech giant Tencent and Tourism Vancouver launch China marketing partnership

Tourism Vancouver’s new mobile city app is available to 1 billion users on WeChat, China’s largest social media network WVNTR – Tech giant Tencent and Tourism Vancouver launched a marketing partnership today to promote Vancouver to Chinese travellers. The multi-year partnership will see Tourism Vancouver gain preferred access to mobile tech, big data insights and […]

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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. Supreme Court Upholds Trump Travel Ban on Muslim Majority Countries

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court while the justices heard arguments on the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban.Yuri Gripas / Reuters WVNTR – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favour of President Donald Trump administration’s travel ban targeting people from several Muslim majority countries. The latest presidential proclamation maintains limits on […]

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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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