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Diplomats in the Trenches: Getting 'Beaten Up' for 'Doing Things Right'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Virginia Blas...

Norwu, Rise Up Girl Leader, Loses Right to Speak at UN

Let Girls Lead | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

This week, the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) commenced in New York City to focus on the linkages between ...

The Immigration Game -- Visas and the Mexican Border

ADST | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
ADST

Illegal immigration remains a hotly contested issue within the United States, as evidenced by the subject's repeated appearance in American political discourse over the years.

How to Screw an Afghan

Tamar Halpern | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Tamar Halpern

What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.

Shortsighted Changes To Visa Waiver Program Affecting The Wrong People

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the rush to present a legislative response to last year's terrorist attacks in Paris, lawmakers passed a bill in December denying vis...

Perfect Friendships

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Senator Charles Grassley and others have long urged that the program be overhauled because of abuses in how it operates. That didn't happen. Instead, towards the end of December, before Congress went on vacation for the holidays, it acted to extend the EB-5 program until September 30, 2016.

The San Bernardino Shooting Doesn't Prove the U.S. Immigration System Is too Lax

American Anthropological Association | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

The experiences of Ghanaians migrating to the United States suggest that our family reunification policies are not at fault for the San Bernardino shootings. Family reunification is already too expensive and takes too long.

The Tragicomedy of Immigration Politics: Of Fiancé Visas and the Visa Waiver Program

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

In short, singling out fiancé visas makes no sense. If Obama had announced that security measures would be tightened across all types of visas, we could have grasped the logic. But to focus on this small piece of the puzzle is reminiscent of the post-shoe-bomber requirement to remove toddlers' slippers in airport security lines.

My Family Came to This Country Legally, But We Were Almost Deported

Ben Huh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Ben Huh

Our immigration system is an immoral mess that throws obstacle after barricade in front of the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. It doesn't prevent terrorists from entering the U.S. And it certainly doesn't excel at making America more competitive or innovative.

The Argument Against Accepting Refugees Has Almost No Basis In Reality

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.23.2015 | Media

If history is any indication, the United States refugee program has hardly been a welcome mat for would-be terrorists. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. ...

Extinguishing Liberty's Flame on Refugees

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.

As an Undocumented Immigrant, It's Easier to Get My MD-PhD Than a U.S. Visa

Cesar Montelongo | Posted 11.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Cesar Montelongo

The fundamental reason that I was accepted into an MD-PhD program is because I was given a chance. And yet at one point in my visa application process, the chance of obtaining legal residence became non-existent.

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Chris Christie Expands On His Idea To Track Immigrants More Closely

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Wednesday offered some more details about his proposal to more closely track immigrants with U.S. ...

Donald Trump Empire Sought Visas For At Least 1,100 Foreign Workers

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business

Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-La...

Keep the Future Here: Reverse the Brain Drain

OpedSpace | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
OpedSpace

President Obama's executive actions are a first step for helping F-1 students like me. The actions will allow students to extend their time in the U.S. and keep contributing to this country after we earn our degrees.

How Can Iran and the United States Normalize Their Relationship After 36 Years of Mutual Satanization?

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Bahman Baktiari

After thirty-six years of mutual satanization, it is easy to advance pessimistic arguments and to be doubtful about a future in which Iran and the United States will no longer be enemies. However, the nuclear negotiations and the prospect of a final nuclear accord demonstrate the fiction of the idea of permanent enemies destined to be in conflict with each other.

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Walmart Finds Another Way To Keep Wages Low

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

Walmart is famous for keeping labor costs down inside its more than 5,000 brick-and-mortar U.S. stores. According to a new report from the AFL-CIO, th...

6 Important Things Australian Businesses Should Know About the 457 Visa

Sharon Swift | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Sharon Swift

The growing skills gap is causing more employers to search for talent overseas but they'll need to be prepared for a minefield of legalities and liability.

My Husband Is About To Be Deported

Arlita McNamee | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Arlita McNamee

Immigration enforcement officials, or ICE, took my husband, after having overstayed his visa by 20 days. He was caught going ten miles over the speed limit, and now awaits deportation after a month-long incarceration.

Ukraine Still Lives in a Man's World, Bans All Single Russian Men From Entry

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Unlike the bloodless annexation of Crimea earlier this spring, a Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine may lead to a full-blown war between the countries, which neither Kyiv nor Moscow can afford to wage.

10 Photos That Will Make You Absolutely Hate Tourist Visas

Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel

You've booked your dirt-cheap flight on a cheapo airline, and you've shoved all four T-shirts into a tiny carry-on so you won't have to check bags. ...

Do Not Enter: 5 Countries That Don't Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Budget Travel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Some tourist visa applications are easy -- an Australian visa, for example, can be acquired in a few minutes via the Internet. Others, however, can take weeks, if not months, to procure.

What Valentine's Day Means When You're a Multinational Couple

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

We have both spent years away from our family and homelands, been on the other side of the world when loved ones passed away, missed our best friends and mama's cooking and native language. To be together, we had to fight.

Yet Another American Dream Left Unfulfilled

Ketaki Desai | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Ketaki Desai

Every year thousands of students from all over the world make their way to American universities. Most of them come with the hope of achieving the American dream. Our story started out on a similar note.