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Immigration

Border surge brings shift in migrant countries, challenges to U.S. policy – Cronkite News

Photo: Migrants walk past Guatemalan and U.S flags set in the Suchiate River, which separates Mexico and Guatemala (File photo by Drake Presto/Cronkite Borderlands Project) The surge of migrants at the southern border has included skyrocketing numbers from countries that were barely represented in previous years, presenting a challenge that experts say the U.S. is

Travel Troubleshooter

The Travel Troubleshooter – Christopher Elliott

[Editor’s Note: This is a new column on travel problems and solutions from Christopher Elliott. Christopher writes for USA Today, Forbes, and a number of other publications.] Melissa Crespo receives a $2,060 ticket credit when she cancels her flights to Frankfurt, Germany. But now her online agency has told her she can only use 25%

National

USCIS delays furloughs with ‘drastic cuts’ that sharply reduce service

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it is making “drastic cuts” that will affect all agency services, including naturalizations, in order to avoid furloughs of nearly 70% of its workforce at the end of this month. Immigration advocates worried Wednesday that the cuts would add to an already large backlog of cases and that

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