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U.S. Citizen Evacuation in South Sudan

Press Statement Jen Psaki Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 22, 2013 This morning, the United States — in coordination with the United Nations and in consultation with the South Sudanese government — safely evacuated American citizens from Bor, South Sudan. U.S. citizens and citizens from our partner nations were flown from Bor to Juba on UN and U.S. civilian helicopters. ...

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Libya Deports Hundreds of African Immigrants: State News Agency

by Reuters Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, state news agency Lana said, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle an influx of refugees and Islamist militants. Western powers fear Libya has become a safe haven for al-Qaida fighters as its government struggles to rein in militias and former rebels who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi two ...

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Can You Be Kicked Out of a Country for Being Overweight?

  Source:kitchendaily.com There are many things one can do to be deported from a country but the latest deportation case in New Zealand may surprise you: a man is facing deportation due to his weight. According to the Daily Mail, in May, Albert Buitenhuis, a 50-year-old chef who moved to New Zealand six years ago, was told that his 286 pound ...

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US Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Bill

CAPITOL HILL — The U.S. Senate has approved a landmark overhaul of immigration laws by a 68 to 32 vote. The bill is a top item on President Barack Obama’s agenda, but faces an uncertain future in the House of Representatives. The Senate’s comprehensive reform bill provides a long and arduous path to residency and eventual U.S. citizenship for millions ...

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Ghanaians to pay £3,000 cash bond before entering UK

Diasporian News of Monday, 24 June 2013 Source: Dailymail.co.uk Tens of thousands of visitors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria will be forced to pay a £3,000 bond to be allowed to enter Britain. They will only get the money back once they leave the country in a bid to end abuse of the visa system. Home Secretary Theresa May ...

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Immigration Bill Authors Scramble To Find Border Alternatives

WASHINGTON — Members of the Senate immigration reform “gang of eight” worked furiously behind the scenes on Wednesday to come up with an amendment that would assuage Republican concerns about border security without driving away Democrats, a difficult balance that will prove pivotal to the success of the bill. A potential vote on a contentious immigration reform amendment from Sen. ...

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Immigration bill could cut deficits by $175 billion – CBO

……A bipartisan Senate bill that would create a path to legal status for many of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could reduce deficits by $175 billion over the first 10 years and by at least $700 billion in the second decade. The CBO, working with the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, estimates that 8 million unauthorized ...

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A Spelling Bee Veteran Finally Wins With Knaidel

By Krishnadev Calamur May 30, 201311:00 PM Fourth time’s the charm: After finishing third two years in a row and ninth in 2010, Arvind Mahankali of New York won the Scripps National Spelling bee on Thursday night. His winning word: Knaidel (that’s a type of dumpling — in case you’re wondering). Mahankali’s victory in the 86th Spelling bee nets him ...

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