Impact of Foreign-born Workers on American Jobs a Contentious Issue in US

6 months ago

Many Americans struggle to separate objective economic analysis from passions surrounding larger immigration debate, one of America’s thorniest hot-button issues

Nearly 90 Human Traffickers Arrested in International Sweep

6 months ago

Interpol says it also arrested 63 migrant smugglers in the operation that spanned 24 countries

White House Border Coordinator Jacobson Leaving Role at End of Month

6 months ago

Move solidifies Vice President Kamala Harris' control over US diplomatic efforts in Central America

Biden Names Trump Critics to Two Key Immigration Posts

6 months ago

President picks Chris Magnus, police chief in Tucson, Arizona, to lead US Customs and Border Protection agency, and Ur Jaddou as director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services

US Vice President to Visit Mexico, Guatemala 

6 months ago

Kamala Harris says trips are part of her plan to use diplomatic efforts to slow migration to the US-Mexico border

UNHCR to Help Mexico Deal with Rising Tide of Asylum Claims  

6 months ago

Registered asylum claims soared between 2014 to 2019 to 70,000 per year 

Biden Administration, in Response to Criticism, Says It Will Lift Refugee Cap Next Month

6 months ago

President initially retained historically low 15,000-person limit set by Trump administration

Biden OKs More Foreign Seasonal Workers as Economy Improves

6 months ago

Department of Homeland Security says US will approve an additional 22,000 H2-B seasonal, non-agricultural worker visas on top of annual limit of 66,000 set by Congress

US Employment Authorization Logjam Broken With New Filing Process for Foreign Students

6 months ago

Delays in visa extension fixed by online filing, a US immigration agency says

Iraqi Kurds Say Major IS Attack on Capital Was Foiled

6 months ago

The Kurdistan Regional Government released televised confessions of five Islamic State suspects who said they had crossed into the autonomous region from Syria to carry out explosions and assassinations

LGBT People Fleeing Harassment in Iran Find Life No Easier in Turkey

6 months ago

LGBT Iranians who cross into Turkey endure discrimination again

US-Backed Syrian Forces Hand Over 34 Children of IS Fighters to Russia 

6 months ago

Handover of children, between ages of three and 14, took place after meeting in city of Qamishli between local officials and Russian government delegation  

How Arab Spring Changed Culture of Journalist Safety

6 months ago

High toll of journalists killed covering the Arab Spring and its aftermath in the past decade has resulted in important conversations about freelancer safety and training

Deby's Death Seen as Blow to Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa's Sahel

6 months ago

Deby and his military had become a major actor in counterterrorism efforts in the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin, where Boko Haram and other Islamist extremist groups have been active in several countries

Queen Elizabeth Expresses Thanks for 'Support and Kindness'

6 months ago

Monarch says has been 'a comfort' to 'see and to hear all the tributes to my husband'

US Olympian Slams Call for China Winter Games Boycott

6 months ago

Biathlete Clare Egan sees games as opportunity for athletes to call attention to China’s alleged human rights abuses of its Uyghur citizens, a Muslim minority 

Greta Thunberg Docuseries Amplifies Her Climate Change Fight

6 months ago

Her activism and message is brought to life in a new docuseries, ‘Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World’

National Football Leagues Ponder Next Moves After Super League Collapses 

6 months ago

One league considers sanctions; others say they will not punish the breakaway teams

Russians to be Serenaded by Tchaikovsky Music at Olympics After Anthem Ban

6 months ago

The decision was designed to punish Moscow for providing global anti-doping authorities with doctored laboratory data that could have helped identify drug cheats.

As World Isolates Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, New Zealand Band Plays to 50,000 Fans

6 months ago

While much of the world remains hunkered down, the band Six60 has been playing to huge crowds in New Zealand, where social distancing isn't required after the nation stamped out the coronavirus

Prototype of 1st US Dollar Coins Auctioned for $840,000

6 months ago

Piece of copper that was struck by the US Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation's money was auctioned off for $840,000, considerably more than expected, official says

Muslims in US Feel 'Blessed' Mosques Are Open During Ramadan

6 months ago

With coronavirus infections declining across the country and millions of Americans getting the vaccine, mosques are open for Islam’s holiest month

Canada Top Court Rules US-based First Nation has Cross-border Rights

6 months ago

Decision opens the door to other groups with similar ties to assert their rights on matters from hunting to environmental concerns

US Government Funds Mental Health Crisis Teams to Stand In for Police

6 months ago

The effort to reinvent policing after the death of George Floyd in police custody is getting an assist through a federal-state health insurance program

Rocky US-Pakistan Ties Scrutinized as Foreign Troops Set to Exit Afghanistan

6 months ago

Officials in Pakistan appear upset over US military assessments warning of a possible resurgence of terrorism in the South Asian country and calling into question Islamabad’s commitment to peace in Afghanistan

Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide a Century Ago

6 months ago

He's first US president to recognize genocide committed against Armenians

US Armenians Welcome 'Little Step' After Genocide Recognition

6 months ago

Some want to see more pressure against Turkey

From Scarcity to Abundance: US Faces Calls to Share Vaccines

6 months ago

There are calls across the world for the US to start shipping vaccine supplies to poorer countries

Gold-Medal Project: Judo Seeks Solutions in Police Training

6 months ago

The stakes were clear to two dozen police officers who gathered for workshop with ambitious and increasingly urgent mission — recalibrating the way police interact with public in America

Turkey Summons US Ambassador over Biden’s Armenian Genocide Declaration 

6 months ago

Biden is first US president to recognize genocide committed against Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I 


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