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Minnesota Vikings draft Nigerian-born Ade Aruna

Minnesota Vikings draft Nigerian-born Ade Aruna

The Vikings had the final pick of the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft on and used the 218th overall selection on Ade Aruna. Aruna played four seasons at…

New restrictions on F-1 students after graduation

New restrictions on F-1 students after graduation

A new revision by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expected to dampen international students’ prospects of getting a job in the US after graduating. USCIS has reinterpreted…

2017 Remittances: Nigeria tops in Africa at US$22 billion

2017 Remittances: Nigeria tops in Africa at US$22 billion

Remittances to low- and middle-income countries rebounded to a record level in 2017 after two consecutive years of decline, says the World Bank’s latest Migration and Development Brief. The Bank…

Know your rights when immigration agents show up

Know your rights when immigration agents show up

On Feb. 27, 2017, a man sits, sipping tea at the dining room table in his Pennsylvania home when federal immigration officers arrive at his door. Once inside, they demand his  ID,…

Winnie Mandela, South Africa’s “Mother of the Nation” dies at 81

Winnie Mandela, South Africa’s “Mother of the Nation” dies at 81

She was known in South Africa as the ‘Mother of the Nation’ . She spent the majority of her life campaigning against apartheid – the violent white rule of the…

Spotify lands in Africa, South Africa to be exact

Spotify lands in Africa, South Africa to be exact

The music streaming company Spotify has launched in South Africa, its first entry into Africa. The company is making its services available at a time when smartphone use is becoming…

Expedited H-1B visa processing suspended

Expedited H-1B visa processing suspended

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday that it will temporarily suspend fast processing for H-1B visa applications from for-profit companies until Sept. 10. This means the agency…

Tenured Kenyan professor at Augsburg University faces deportation

Tenured Kenyan professor at Augsburg University faces deportation

Nearly 46 million people tuned in to Donald Trump’s State of the Union in January, when he announced his vision for “merit-based” immigration reform, a system that would welcome only…

Those in the military with DACA won’t face deportation, Defense Secretary Mattis says

Those in the military with DACA won’t face deportation, Defense Secretary Mattis says

The nearly 850 immigrants currently serving in the military or waiting to start basic training won’t face deportation despite the ongoing federal wrangling over the fate of people who came…

Will DACA parents be forced to leave their U.S.-Citizen children behind?

Will DACA parents be forced to leave their U.S.-Citizen children behind?

With the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 200,000 children are at risk of losing their parents. In September, the Trump administration announced it was…

Somalia’s new president is an American citizen. How did that happen?

Somalia’s new president is an American citizen. How did that happen?

In an electoral surprise, a man from New York recently became president. No, not that man, and not from that slice of New York—Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed, a long-time resident of a Buffalo suburb…

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