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

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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.

Wait For Immigrant Visas Is Over A Decade For Some

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Sergio Garcia, the Californian granted a law license despite being in the U.S. illegally, has been waiting in vain since 1994 to get...

Michael Calderone

China Foreign Press Crackdown Prompts Calls For Visa Retaliation

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- When Vice President Joe Biden recently addressed China’s crackdown on foreign press and the government’s refusal to renew journalist...

Need A Visa?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

They're complicated, and they change by the nation. Here are the basics of how to get a visa. What exactly is a visa? Essentially, a travel visa i...

Don't Let Entrepreneurs Become a Casualty of the Immigration Impasse

Iain Murray | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Iain Murray

It is not a stretch to say that immigrants are essential to America's entrepreneurial culture. Yet our immigration system makes no allowance for entrepreneurs.

LOOK: The World's Top 21 Residency Havens

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty

Most countries want to attract tourism dollars and so they make it easy for people to visit -- so long as they plan to leave again within a specific t...

Investing in the American Dream: Immigration and the EB-5 Program

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Preetam Kaushik

Lost in the doubtlessly shrill debate that will soon begin in the Senate is an existing, little known but highly innovative path for foreign nationals who want to contribute to the U.S. economy, and become permanent residents in return.

US Issued Record 8.9 Million Visas in 2012 (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Nicholas Kralev

The State Department issued a record 8.9 million non-immigrant visas in fiscal year 2012, out of 11.1 million applications, and more foreign student...

What U Need to Know About U-Visas

Amy Spies | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Amy Spies

We need to hold the Senate to its courageous promise. More U-visas for the criminally abused will mean more liberty, equality, and freedom from injustice for all.

Dave Jamieson

Warren Buffett: We Need Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Describing a sound immigration system as critical to economic growth, renowned investor Warren Buffett said Sunday that it's time lawmak...

Immigration Reform Vital to Healthy U.S. Economy

Greg Brown | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Greg Brown

Faced with a shortage of temporary high-skilled visas and 6- to 10-year waits for employment-based green cards, foreign graduates of U.S. universities are taking their talents elsewhere. Wouldn't it better to have them working for us rather than for our foreign competitors?

Demand For High-Skilled Visas Expected To Spike

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matte...

Numbers: The Hard Truth About Immigration Reform

Dan Kowalski | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

'Comprehensive Immigration Reform,' a.k.a. CIR, seems to be on a roll. The Gang of Eight in the Senate and a similar cabal in the House claim they will release bills in April. I hope they do.

The Number That Could Kill Immigration Reform

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Just weeks after the "Gang of 8" bi-partisan senators presented a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform, nasty political storm clouds are forming over Washington.

Endangered Afghan Interpreters: Washington Should Welcome its Friends

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Doug Bandow

In Iraq and Afghanistan the U.S. relied heavily on interpreters, most recruited from the local population. Yet the U.S. government has refused to welcome those who have done so much to help America.

Dave Jamieson

Unions Push For Visa Caps In Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As unions and the business lobby meet in talks over immigration reform, the head of the AFL-CIO union federation stressed Thursday that ...

Dave Jamieson

Foreign Workers Exploited In U.S. Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With immigration policy now a top priority of the Obama administration, advocates for comprehensive reform are urging lawmakers to impro...

Don't Fence Me in: The Need for Strategic Immigration Reform

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The evidence is overwhelming; talented and skilled immigrants have been a driving force in building the nation's intellectual, human and financial capital. But, our immigration system and policies are neither designed nor structured to magnify those contributions. They need to be.

A Visa Scavenger Hunt To Visit Myanmar

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 02.24.2013 | Travel
Lisa Niver Rajna

From September 23 to 28, 2012, we focused in Bangkok, Thailand on figuring out how to get a visa to Myanmar. We traveled by local boat (15B about 50 cents) and sky-train (15B one stop) from Koh San Road to the Silom area where the Myanmar embassy is located.

A Cynical 180 on Immigration: The STEM Jobs Act

Ryan Campbell | Posted 02.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

If Republicans want to win the White House again, whatever their stance, they have to at least be able to move far enough left on immigration to accept the DREAM Act; if not, they won't be able to win elections outside a dwindling number of places with a majority of old, white male voters.

Elise Foley

Democrats, Republicans Still Worlds Apart On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a Republican-led bill on Friday to increase visas for foreign nationals who earn advanced degrees in the U.S. for scien...