IS Claim for NYC Attack Raises Questions

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Jeff Seldin

Key differences between Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the New York City truck attack and claims for previous terror attacks have caught the eye of counterterror officials, who are trying to determine what it might mean
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Your Diversity Visa Questions Answered

The Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program provides a limited number of visas each year for immigrants from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. The diversity visas are distributed among six geographic regions, and no single country may receive more than 7 percent of
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ICYMI: Philadelphia’s Legal Community Partners to Form ‘Take Action Philly’

The Philadelphia Bar Association, with the support of the City of Philadelphia and a number of prominent non-profit legal aid organizations, announced last week that it has formed Take Action Philly (TAP) – an initiative uniting lawyers, government, community organizations and residents to protect and assist some of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable residents.  The (more...)

Donald Trump’s Family Roots

ShareAmerica By Mark Trainer Dec 12, 2016 The story of America is the story of immigrants chasing their dreams in a land of opportunity. It’s the story of Google founder Sergey Brin and business magnate Elon Musk. It’s also the story of (more...)

Texas Aims to Withdraw from US Refugee Resettlement Program

Texas gave notice on Wednesday that it was withdrawing from participating in the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement program, citing security concerns after failing in federal court to halt the inflow of Syrian refugees into the state. The Texas State Refugee Coordinator sent a letter to the agency, giving 120 days’ (more...)

Elections Make Americans Google ‘Moving to Canada’ (They Won’t)

VOA Chris Hannas It is 2016, a presidential election year in the United States, and that means it’s time for Americans to research about and threaten to move to Canada. Whether it’s a Democrat or Republican in the White House seeking another term, or an open race like this one, each cycle brings (more...)

US Senate to Vote on Syrian, Iraqi Refugees

VOA Michael Bowman The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a test vote later Wednesday on whether to severely restrict America's acceptance of refugees from Syria and Iraq, because of continuing fears that the Islamic State group and other terrorist infiltrators could be among the millions who have fled horrific violence and (more...)

Officials Spell Out K-1 Visa Guidelines, Following Attack

VOA Pamela Dockins STATE DEPARTMENT— Senior U.S. administration officials have shed more light on the K-1 visa application process, which has come under scrutiny following this month’s mass shooting in California. In a background briefing Thursday, the officials said a review of the multi-agency program is under way and working groups have been established (more...)

US Responds to Blowback on Syrian Refugees

VOA Pamela Dockins, Nike Ching President Barack Obama’s administration is defending plans to admit thousands of Syrian refugees to the United States this year, in the wake of blowback from lawmakers, governors and presidential candidates who say the plan carries too much of a security risk. In a briefing Tuesday, senior administration officials (more...)

Columbus Day Still Generates Controversy as US Holiday

VOA Adrianna Zhang In the United States, October 12 is significant as the date explorer Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas.The achievement, which is commemorated on the second Monday of October, is a source of pride, particularly within the Italian-American community because Columbus was Italian. But for some the holiday is marked (more...)

Migrant Toddler Found on Turkish Beach Identified

VOA News The 3-year-old migrant Syrian boy whose dead body was found on a Turkish beach when his boat sank was identified Thursday as Aylan Kurdi. The heartbreaking photograph of Aylan, dressed in a red T-shirt and sneakers and lying face down in the surf, ran on front pages around the globe (more...)

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Family From Reuniting

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 24-Year Ohio Resident & Father of Two U.S. Citizens for Trying to Reunite with His Family US Attorney, David J. Hickton, Uses Limited Dept. Resources to Prosecute Non-Criminal Immigrant Father, Who’s Been Model Citizen for 20 Years Part of the Obama Administration’s “get tough” strategy (more...)

U.S. Welcomes Record Number of Refugees

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The United States welcomed a record number of refugees in fiscal year 2013. The 69,930 refugees who found safe haven this year in the United States represent the Obama administration’s commitment to creating a refugee admissions program that meets important security screening standards as well (more...)

Diversity Visa Program Registration 2015

The 2015 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015) will open at 12:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 1, 2013, and will close at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Saturday, November 2, 2013. Applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration period using the electronic DV entry form (E-DV) at (more...)

Thousands of New Citizens Help U.S. Celebrate Birthday

In celebration of its 237th birthday, the United States is welcoming more than 7,800 new citizens in more than 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country and overseas from July 1 to July 5. “The United States has a long and proud tradition as a welcoming nation, and we (more...)

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