Mexico Bureau chief defends freedom of press at subcommittee hearing

Mexico Bureau chief defends freedom of press at subcommittee hearing
I was born in Mexico and grew up in the United States, earning along the way, a blue U.S. Passport. Today, I'm a binational citizen, holding both U.S. and Mexican citizenship. Yet, I believe that being American is the reason I report on stories that …
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Congress Votes to Take Your Passport Today
Which brings us to the matter of HR 237, a bill to “[t]o authorize the revocation or denial of passports and passport cards to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes,” coming to the Floor of the US House …
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US Passport/Visa System-Wide Glitch Impacts US Embassies Worldwide
U.S. Consulates are managing this problem in different ways. Some consulates have proactively notified impacted visa applicants to reschedule appointments and submit new DS-160 applications. Others have asked visa applicants to monitor websites for …
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Disillusioned Hongkongers press UK for escape route

Disillusioned Hongkongers press UK for escape route
Around 400,000 Hong Kong residents hold the BNO passport and some are now calling on Britain to allow them residency as they seek to escape rising tensions. “It is an extra option for Hong Kong people — it's a right they deserve,” says Sampson Noble, …
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Disillusioned Hong Kongers Press UK for Escape Route

Disillusioned Hong Kongers Press UK for Escape Route
Applying was only possible before the handover, but holders can renew their BNO every 10 years for around HK$ 1,000 (US$ 130). For 33-year-old Peter, a pilot, renewing his BNO passport is a desperate measure. "(It) is just like someone who is drowning …
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Fake passport to elude Syria lands man in jail
"A fraudster I met on social media networks duped me and sold me a forged Bulgarian passport," he said. "I was born in Syria. I came on a visit visa to the UAE and have been renewing it legally and periodically," said M.M. entering an innocent plea …
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Press Releases: Apply for Your U.S. Passport Before the Busy Winter Travel

Press Releases: Apply for Your U.S. Passport Before the Busy Winter Travel
The Department encourages potential U.S. citizen travelers to apply for or renew their U.S. passports now for winter travel. The Department's average processing time for U.S. passport applications is lower now than it will be during the busy winter …
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Two Minnesota men charged for alleged ISIS support ISIS, Iraqi forces battle
In an affidavit, FBI investigators pursued a report from a worker at a Minneapolis passport office, who became suspicious during an April interview about Yusef's application for an expedited passport for travel to Turkey. Why is ISIS so successful at …
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Navy may press P-8I aircraft into service to search for missing Malaysian

Navy may press P-8I aircraft into service to search for missing Malaysian
The P-8I is Boeing's Indian Navy variant of the US Navy's P-8A Posidon. It is a long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The first one joined the Indian Navy May 15, 2013. Several more of there aircraft are to join service …
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