Weekend Round Up November 16, 2017
The French Embassy will celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau, the National Gallery will launch its Anne Truitt show and American University will welcome Women in Film & Video.
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 one of the most popular diplomatic […]
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: Meridian’s Stuart Holliday
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 same time, offering Washingtonians a unique […]
Celebrating Turkish Culture on Pennsylvania Ave. (photos)
Jeff Malet • September 27, 2017
The family-friendly festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, featured a Turkish bazaar and a rich variety of live musical and folk-dance performances.