Passports and visas

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, walks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the minority whip, as lawmakers continue negotiating on a deal that would include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 11, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican and three Democratic senators said Thursday they'd reached an election-year accord to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and to bolster border security. But the White House and several GOP lawmakers said they'd not accepted the...
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In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, chief-of-staff of the Serbian Armed Forces Ljubisa Dikovic, left, reviews the honour guard during a bilateral Serbian and U.S. airborne exercise at Lisicji jarak airport, some 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia's Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin says the rejection of a U.S. visa application for the army chief of staff will have consequences for military relations between the two countries. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 11, 2018 - 9:27 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The U.S.'s rejection of a visa application for the Serbian army chief of staff will have consequences for military relations between the two countries, Serbia's defense minister warned Thursday. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said that it was unclear why the U.S. Embassy...
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December 15, 2017 - 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is adding new requirements for countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program as part of the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to tighten border and travel security. DHS announced Friday that the 38 countries participating in the...
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December 15, 2017 - 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security is demanding tougher security measures from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. DHS announced Friday that participating countries are now being asked to fully comply with a program in which they use U.S. counterterrorism...
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December 01, 2017 - 11:17 am
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — A delegation of European Union lawmakers on a fact-finding mission to Malta has slammed the country for its "perception of impunity." The delegation's two-day visit to Malta that ended Friday was prompted by the Oct. 16 bombing death of a Maltese journalist who investigated...
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Attorney Robert Blume speaks to reporters outside federal court in Santa Ana, Calif., after an Afghan family of five who had traveled to the United States on special visas were detained on arrival, but were ordered released from custody Monday, March 6, 2017. The mother, father and their three young sons, including a baby, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday. "The government swung and missed on this one, and they just got it wrong," said Blume, one of the family's attorneys. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
March 06, 2017 - 9:06 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Afghan family of five who traveled to the United States on special visas and were detained by immigration officials at the Los Angeles airport were released from custody Monday, according to the U.S. government and the family's attorneys. The mother, father and their...
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Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson smiles during a news conference about President Trump's new executive order Monday, March 6, 2017, in Seattle. Trump signed an executive order Monday ordering new travel restrictions for residents of six Muslim-majority countries as well as a temporary ban on refugees from around the world, retooling a directive issued five weeks ago that stoked chaos at airports and drew international condemnation and a rebuke in the federal courts. The new ban, which takes effect March 16, halts travel for 90 days for residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 06, 2017 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's revised travel ban eases some of the legal questions surrounding the previous order, but critics said it does not answer all of them, including accusations that the measure is a thinly veiled attempt to discriminate against Muslims. Opponents promised to...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, Monday, March 6, 2017, at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 06, 2017 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Without fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and outrage while fulfilling a central campaign promise. His order still bars new visas for people from six...
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President Donald Trump salutes as he stands on the tarmac after disembarking Air Force One as he arrives Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is returning from Mar-a-Largo, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 06, 2017 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's new travel ban order (all times local): 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump's new travel ban order will temporarily halt entries to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority countries who are seeking new visas. That's according to a...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:15 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. rapper known for his hit song "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" has had his passport seized by authorities in the United Arab Emirates over a business dispute. State-owned daily The National first reported on the case, saying a court in the city of Al Ain imposed...
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