United Airlines gets direct flight approval to Cuba

United Airlines gets direct flight approval to Cuba

United Airlines customers will have a historic opportunity to board one of the first commercial flights to Havana, Cuba in more than a half century as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively awarded the airline nonstop flights to the Cuban capital from its global gateways in New York/Newark and Houston. United’s president and CEO […]

U. S Labor Dept. awards $81m aids to seasonal farmworkers

U. S Labor Dept. awards $81m aids to seasonal farmworkers

 The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the award of $81 million in grants through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to provide additional employment, training and housing assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. Recipients include 63 organizations in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers often experience chronic unemployment and underemployment due […]

7,000 new Americans’ naturalization ceremonies by July 4

7,000 new Americans’ naturalization ceremonies by July 4

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 240th  anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and the nation’s birthday, by welcoming more than 7,000 new U.S. citizens during nearly 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country between June 30 and July 4. “As we celebrate the birth of our country on July Fourth, more […]

Immigration: Obama laments Supreme Court judgement

Immigration: Obama laments Supreme Court judgement

It was a somber-looking President Barack Obama as he addressed White House correspondents Thursday  on the Supreme Court even-judgement on the Presidential executive act on Immigration describing it as “disappointing” and “frustrating.” The eight judges of the Supreme Court were even in their decisions on whether to block or unblock the Presidency from going ahead […]

Kenyan Diaspora holds Gotabgaa Ohio June 30

Kenyan Diaspora holds Gotabgaa Ohio June 30

An international conference of Kenyan Diaspora, Gotabgaa Ohio 2016, will hold June 30 to July 3, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. The organizing committee said that four-day event with the theme “Unlocking Potential; Harnessing Opportunities” will feature conference on trade and investment, 5Km race and a beauty pageant. According to the organizers, “with more than 700 […]

Nigerian Passport processing holds in Columbus, July 29/30

Nigerian Passport processing holds in Columbus, July 29/30

The Nigeria Immigration Special Task Force will be in Columbus, Ohio on Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30, 2016 to process the Nigerian International Passports for all Nigerians in Ohio and neighboring States. The exercise which is a collaboration of the Consulate General of Nigeria, New York and Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, NIDO, Ohio […]

Namibia/Ghana waive visa for African nationals

Namibia/Ghana waive visa for African nationals

Namibia government has waived visa requirements for all African nationals holding diplomatic and official passports. President Hage Geingob said that the gesture was in the true Harambee spirit, adding that “African brothers and sisters played critical role in the independence of Namibia”. “African nations offered refuge to our people, as they fled the brutality of […]

Honduras, Nicaragua get Temporary stay extension

Honduras, Nicaragua get Temporary stay extension

U. S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) and, for eligible nationals of Nicaragua (and those without nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) for an additional 18 months, effective July 6, 2016, through […]

American university seeks Nigerian engineering students

American university seeks Nigerian engineering students

The Nigeria USA Chamber of Commerce, NUSSAC has announced that a major American university is seeking agents to recruit qualified Nigerian engineering students. A statement sent to The Immigrant by Joshua Bias, Business Development Manager, Nigeria USA Chamber of Commerce NUSSAC at the end of a Business Summit in Atlanta, Georgia stated that “we are […]

U. S Social Security announces top 10 baby names

U. S Social Security announces top 10 baby names

– Noah tops male – Emma tops female The United States of America Social Security Administration has announced the top 10 baby names for 2015 based on requests for Social Security numbers for newborns. Noah, Liam and Mason are the first three leading names in ranking for male while Emma, Olivia and Sophia are the […]

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