Post Tagged with: "visas"

Friends of SIronka Dance Troupe have run into Homeland Security red tape threatening their October performance at the Brooklyn Museum for the Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (Photo courtesy of BSMAA via Our Time Press)

Visa Woes for Bed-Stuy African Art Museum

African, Brooklyn, Culture August 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm

The executive director of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Museum of African Art describes to Our Time Press the difficulties in applying for a visa for a Kenyan dance troupe.

Fortunata Kasege at home in the Bronx. (Photo by Amy Lieberman via Women's eNews)

Plenty of Hurdles Remain 3 Years After Repeal of HIV Entry Ban

Government, Health, Immigration May 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

While the ban on HIV-positive entrants to the U.S. has been lifted, it hasn’t eased the lives of immigrants with the virus, including the two profiled by Women’s eNews.

John Chen, an undocumented immigrant, shared his experiences at an immigration reform briefing on immigration reform at the Museum of Chinese in America in Chinatown. (Photo by Ai Xiang Wang via World Journal)

Chinese Weigh In on Reform: Family or Employment-based Visas?

East Asian, Government, Immigration, In the News May 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

When it comes to immigration reform, World Journal reports that the Chinese community is divided between supporting an increase in visas for high-tech immigrant workers or maintaining the number of visas allotted for overseas family members of Americans.

Brighton Beach (Photo by Kevin Harber, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Doors Closing on Russian Immigration

Eastern European, Immigration, Opinion April 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

A Russian Bazaar opinion column looks at reasons behind the steady drop in the number of immigrants from nations of the former Soviet Union, much of which has to do with American reluctance to issue visas to citizens of those countries for a myriad of reasons.

Igor Golubovsky, Consul General of the Russian Federation in New York, talks about the work of the consulate. (Photo by Marques Stewart via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Russian Consul General on Israel, Visas and Adoptions

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Politics April 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

In an interview with RUNYweb, Igor Golubovsky, the consul general of the Russian Federation, talks about visas, the contrast between the media coverage of Russia back home and here, as well as the controversial Dima Yakovlev adoption law.

Ahlam with her newborn daughter on the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo courtesy of Ahlam, via F2W)

Syrian Mom Caught Between War And Peace

Immigration, In the News, Middle Eastern March 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A pregnant Alham fled the violence in her native Syria to come to the U.S. to give birth. Three months later she is determined to rejoin her husband despite family pressure that she should not go back, reports Feet in 2 Worlds.

Photo via News India Times

Skilled Worker Visas: Practical or Exploitative?

Immigration, South Asian May 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

An investigation into alleged visa fraud at the Indian technology giant Infosys has stirred a debate on skilled worker visas. Some say that big companies are using these visas to bring in foreign workers at below-market rates, while others argue that companies are adjusting to the needs of doing business in a competitive globalized economy.

Two Views on Visa Situation for Indian Immigrants to U.S.

Two Views on Visa Situation for Indian Immigrants to U.S.

Caribbean, Immigration, South Asian March 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The Carib News reported on complaints from the Caribbean community that a proposed change to immigration rules would unfairly favor Indian and Chinese migrants, while News India Times aired concerns that Indians are being denied visas in increasing numbers.

A publicity still from "The Help."

Voices in Focus: Muslim Students React to News of NYPD Spying

Crime, Culture, Immigration, Labor February 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Muslim students expressed shock at news that the NYPD has spied on their organizations; a proposed measure that would allow Irish immigrants special work visas causes controversy; and a domestic workers’ advocacy group takes advantage of Oscar buzz around “The Help.”

Filipino slams US cash for visas plan

Immigration, In the News, Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian January 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

Applications for EB-5 visas have quadrupled over the last four years. The visa grants two year green cards to investors who fork over $500,000 to $1M to create or maintain 10 jobs. Although New York area developers have raised more than a Billion dollars from this visa over the pastRead More