Passports and visas

FILE- In this Thursday, July 6, 2017, file photo, teenagers from the Afghanistan Robotic House, a private training institute, practice at the Better Idea Organization center, in Herat, Afghanistan. U.S. President Donald Trump intervened to allow the group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in a robotics competition. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the president’s intervention Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The six female students from Afghanistan had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition this month, but their visa applications to enter the U.S. were denied twice. (AP Photos/Ahmad Seir, File)
July 12, 2017 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday, ending a saga that had sparked international...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor Erik Gordon, left, helps passenger Ronan Pabhye navigate one of the new facial recognition kiosks at a United Airlines gate before boarding a flight to Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 12, 2017 - 6:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it's the only way to successfully expand a program...
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July 11, 2017 - 4:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — An Iranian cancer researcher arriving in the U.S. to start work at a prominent Boston hospital has been detained at Logan International Airport. Boston Children's Hospital said in a statement Tuesday that Dr. Mohsen Dehnavi was prevented from entering the country with his wife and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 6, 2017 file photo, Andrew Mannett, of Boston, holds a sign supporting President Donald Trump during a "Here to Stay" rally at the Irish Famine Memorial in Boston, where immigration activists and labor groups gathered to oppose the president's crackdown on illegal immigration. John Cunningham, a businessman and former chair of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Boston, was deported to Ireland the previous day. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data provided to The Associated Press show that more than 1,300 Europeans were deported through June 24. About 1,450 Europeans were deported in 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
July 11, 2017 - 1:22 am
BOSTON (AP) — Europeans often hid in plain sight as Latin Americans, Asians and others living illegally in America were sent packing. But now they're starting to realize they are not immune to President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, and they're worried. The number of Europeans...
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In this Thursday, July 6, 2017 photo, teenagers from the Afghanistan Robotic House, a private training institute, practice at the Better Idea Organization center, in Herat, Afghanistan. Six female students from war-torn Afghanistan who had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition July 16-18 in Washington D.C will have to watch via video link after the U.S. denied them visas -- not once, but twice. Of 162 teams participating, the Afghan girls are the only nation’s team to be denied visas. (AP Photos/Ahmad Seir)
July 10, 2017 - 7:09 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six female students from war-torn Afghanistan who had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition in the U.S. this month will have to watch via video link after their visa applications were denied — not once, but twice. The girls wanted to show the world...
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In this Thursday, July 6, 2017 photo, teenagers from the Afghanistan Robotic House, a private training institute, practice at the Better Idea Organization center, in Herat, Afghanistan. Six female students from war-torn Afghanistan who had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition July 16-18 in Washington D.C will have to watch via video link after the U.S. denied them visas -- not once, but twice. Of 162 teams participating, the Afghan girls are the only nation’s team to be denied visas. (AP Photos/Ahmad Seir)
July 10, 2017 - 2:19 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Six female students from war-torn Afghanistan who had hoped to participate in an international robotics competition in the U.S. this month will have to watch via video link after their visa applications were denied — not once, but twice. The girls wanted to show the world...
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July 04, 2017 - 12:32 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United States has denied visas to five teenage students from Gambia competing in a prestigious international robotics contest in Washington, the team's leader said Tuesday. The teens found the rejection "very disheartening," said Mucktarr M.Y. Darboe, who is also a...
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This August, 2015 self-portrait provided by Hesam Mostafavi shows him and his fiancee Mina Jafari on vacation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Jafari, a 28-year-old graphic designer in Washington, said that during Trump’s initial travel ban in Jan. 2017, her fiancee’s Iranian mother was in the process of obtaining a visa to travel to the couple’s wedding, but it was revoked because of the ban. That prompted Jafari to move the wedding to Iran so her soon-to-be mother-in-law could attend, but now her elder sister can't go due to her political activism. (Hesam Mostafavi via AP)
July 01, 2017 - 12:09 am
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Weddings have been moved and family visits delayed. The Trump administration's travel ban, while a shadow of its original self, has dealt a harsh blow to the Iranian-American community, where family ties run strong and friends and loved ones regularly shuttle between Los...
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Protestors of a travel ban gather in Union Square, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in New York. A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban takes effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 30, 2017 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Gottinger, who applied nearly a year ago to bring his Iranian fiancee to the United States so they could be married, went to bed feeling hopeless. The Trump administration's travel ban, as first outlined on Wednesday, required people from six mostly Muslim countries to have a...
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John Wider holds up a sign becoming Muslims in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
June 30, 2017 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of months of legal wrangling,...
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