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An ‘American at Heart’ Becomes a US Citizen

Kelly Oliveira, during her naturalization ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo: A. Barros / VOA) WVNTR – BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — (VOA) – When Brazilian native Kelly Oliveira signed up for the U.S. Army through a program that offered her citizenship for her service, she thought she had it made. But it took two years for the […]

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U.S. Redesigns Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

USCIS Naturalization Ceremony, Denver Field Office, Friday November 18 2016. WVNTR – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began issuing redesigned Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization today, following a successful pilot in four USCIS field offices and one service center. The redesign of these eight certificates is one of the many ways USCIS is working […]

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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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Estonia issues three large investor residence permits in 2017

Euros. Source: (Benoit Tessier/Illustration/Reuters/Scanpix) WVN – Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) issued three large investor residence permits, to qualify for which individuals had to invest at least €1 million in Estonia. All three recipients were Russian citizens, daily Eesti Päevaleht reports. As only three large investor residence permits were applied for last year, […]

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17 Russian citizens seek asylum in Estonia in 2017

WVN – “Last year, 17 citizens of the Russian Federation filed an application for international protection,” PPA spokespeople told BNS on Friday. “During the first three months of this year, three applications were filed.” Altogether 17 citizens of the Russian Federation sought political asylum in Estonia last year, spokespeople for the Police and Border Guard […]

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Portugal launches new investment fund path to golden visa

WVN – As real estate demand in Portugal outstrips supply, the government has introduced a new investment route to its golden visa programme. For high net worth individuals, a golden visa is a gateway to freedom. It’s not about relocating – but about creating future opportunities for their families. They may want an improved quality […]

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Trump: No more DACA deal

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrives with first lady Melania Trump for the Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Florida, Apr. 1, 2018. WVN – According to the VOA: The U.S. President Donald Trump called for tougher immigration laws Sunday, vowing that there would be no deal for DACA recipients. […]

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