Tag : Visas
title : Christian Syrian Family With US Visas Turned Back at Philadelphia Airport After Trump Ban
summary : Two Christian families from Syria who had been working for nearly 15 years to join relatives in the United States were stopped Saturday at the Philadelphia airport and told to return to Doha, Qatar, due to the immigration travel-related executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Friday. Syria was one of seven countries on Trump's list for short-term banning of entry into the U.S., along with Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. These two families are not refugees, but Christian Syrians, who according to US relatives, had paid for and had earned their visas.
date : Jan 29, 2017 03:29 PM EST
title : U.S. Congress Cuts Trillion Dollar Deal to Avoid Government Shutdown: Obamacare Taxes, Oil Exports, Visa-Visitors from Syria, Iraq All Affected
summary : Agreement on a substantial $1.1 trillion bill to fund the U.S. government through September 2016 reportedly was reached this week among congressional leaders, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan and reported by CNN. Votes that would avert a Dec. 23 government shutdown are predicted to occur before lawmakers to leave Washington, D.C., for the holidays, according to multiple representatives who attended a closed door session with the speaker.
date : Dec 18, 2015 10:40 AM EST