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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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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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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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Emirates encourages customers to arrive early to airport during busy summer season starting today

WVNTR – Emirates expects high passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend, starting from Friday 29 June as travellers journey out for their summer holidays and long breaks. Over 220,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3 during the upcoming two weekends. The busiest weekend day for the airline is expected to be […]

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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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