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Canada adds New payment option and other changes to benefit Chinese travellers

WVNTR – To make applying online more convenient and accessible for Chinese travellers, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has added UnionPay as a new payment option. UnionPay is the largest and most popular payment provider in China. Today IRCC Minister Ahmed Hussen highlighted this initiative on the eve of a federal, provincial, territorial tourism […]

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U.S. Completes Lottery for Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap

WVNTR – On May 31, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began receiving H-2B petitions under the temporary final rule increasing the numerical limit, or cap, on H-2B nonimmigrant visas by up to 15,000 additional visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2018. In the first five business days of filing, USCIS received petitions […]

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U.S. Announces Additional Visas for Foreign Workers to Assist American Businesses at Risk of Failing

WVNTR – On May 25, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be available for Fiscal Year 2018. In this determination, Secretary Nielsen determined there are not sufficient, qualified, U.S. workers available to perform temporary non-agriculture labor to satisfy the needs of American businesses […]

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U.S could Deport 310,000 People over the Next 18 Months They may lose their ability to live and work legally in the country

FILE – Demonstrators march in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs in Miami, Jan. 17, 2018. WVNTR – The Trump administration has concluded plans to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for several nations that have seen the effects of armed conflict and natural disasters improve […]

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Russia’s Abramovich obtains Israeli citizenship to become Israel’s wealthiest man

WVNTR – (TASS) – Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich arrived in Israel on Monday and left in several hours after obtaining an Israeli domestic passport, a source in the Israeli authorities told TASS. “He arrived to obtain citizenship, stayed in the country for several hours and has already left Israel,” he source said. The Times of […]

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VIDEO – Malian immigrant granted French citizenship for rescuing a toddler dangling from a fourth-floor balcony

WVNTR – Mamoudou Gassama, 22, an immigrant from Mali dubbed the “Spider-Man of Paris” has been invited to apply for French citizenship by the French president, Emmanuel Macron after staging a remarkable rescue over the weekend in France. Mamoudou who scaled a four-story Paris apartment bloc with his bare hands to rescue a child was also […]

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