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Controversial Visa Lottery Back in the News

Uzbekistan, the country of origin of the “truck terrorist,” received 2,378 diversity visas in 2016; in 2010, when Sayfullo Saipov entered, his country of origin received the most diversity visas of all countries: 3,596.

Diplomatic Encounters: Japan

Nobuko’s winning smile and welcoming personality, along with the ambassador’s charm and sense of humor, have made Ken (short for Kenichiro) and Nobuko Sasae...

Immigration Agency Stepping Up Employer Sanctions

Thomas Homan, the new acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced that he would be placing a new emphasis on sanctioning employers who knowingly employ workers without legal work permits.

Skipping the Game for an Embassy Evening

The Oct. 12 event was organized by the Charities Aid Foundation of America and Diaspora Gives Bangladesh, as well as by the Embassy Series, an international concert series in D.C.

Negotiations on DREAMers Begin

For more than a decade, DREAMers have been used (a) by Democrats as a legislative bait-and-switch bargaining chip to drive comprehensive immigration reform and (b) by Republicans as a reason to enhance border security.

Diplomatic Encounters

A doorway to America and a window on the world, Meridian International Center welcomes Washington’s many diplomats to life in Washington while, at the...

Celebrating Turkish Culture on Pennsylvania Ave. (photos)

The family-friendly festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, featured a Turkish bazaar and a rich variety of live musical and folk-dance performances.