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Salih Muslim, co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), speaks during an interview in Marseille, southern France, on December 1, 2013. PYD, the biggest Kurdish armed group, wants to establish an autonomous Kurdish state within a federal Syria and a commission is already writing the constitution of this …

U.S. Denies Syrian Kurdish Leader Visa Despite Arming Syrian Kurdish Militia

The head of Syria’s Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, says the United States has denied him a visa to enter the country for the first time during President Trump’s era, despite the Trump administration’s decision to provide the PYD’s armed forces with weapons to fight the Islamic State (ISIS).

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Clinton Foundation Donor Sues U.S.; Denied Entry over Alleged Terror Link

Major Clinton Foundation donor and Nigerian-Lebanese billionaire Gilbert Chagoury is suing seven United States federal agencies over being denied a visa to enter the U.S., and is claiming reputational damage after a story leaked about the reason — namely, reports that he aided in funneling money to Islamic terror group Hezbollah.

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EU May Require Visas From Americans and Canadians

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union executive is considering whether to make U.S. and Canadian citizens apply for visas before traveling to the bloc, a move that could raise tensions as Brussels negotiates a trade pact with Washington. Only Britain

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Republicans Push to Require Social Media Check on Prospective Immigrants

Widespread outrage greeted Department of Homeland Security director Jeh Johnson’s revelation that immigration officials have been secretly barred from looking at the social media posts of prospective immigrants, due to political correctness and fears that such investigations would result in “bad public relations.”

Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on December 1, 2015 at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read

Democrat Anti-Jihad Plan: Appoint a Czar, Drop Some Sanctions, Hassle Social Media

According to the NYT, Democrat proposals include the creation of an “ISIS czar,” which sounds like something that would come out of a satirical parody of Democrat national-security deliberations. I know – let’s create some new slots in the bureaucracy! That always fixes things! We already have a position to handle ISIS, kids. It’s called “The President of the United States.” The problem is the occupant of the office, not its job description.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a 'Students For Rand Rally' at George Washington University November 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. Sen. Paul continued to campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. president. (Photo by

Only 10 Senators Vote to Pause Immigration From ‘High Risk’ Countries

Sen. Rand Paul’s amendment would have designated 33 countries as “high risk” and placed moratoriums on refugee resettlement and visa issuance to nationals from those countries until the Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Director of National Intelligence certify and new processes to identify security risks.

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GOP Legislators Push Plan That Could Replace Americans, Import 264,000 Foreign Workers

The complex bill is a gift to donors and businesses because it allow them to reduce wages, thus justifying their demand for cheaper H-2B visa workers. It also provides a huge loophole that technically keeps the current annual cap of 66,000 H-2B workers — but excludes from the cap any H-2B workers who got a H-2B visa in the prior three years. That clever loophole would allow employers to simultaneously hire up to four years of H-2B workers, or 264,000 foreign workers in place of 264,000 Americans.

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U.S. Visa Waiver Program Tightened After Paris Terror Attacks

On Monday, the White House announced some tightening of the visa waiver program, whose participants include countries such as France and Belgium. The Paris terror attacks were the obvious reason for the new measures.

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Russia Suspends Visa-Free Travel with Turkey

Another sign of growing tensions between Russia and Turkey was Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s announcement on Friday that visa-free travel between the two countries would end on January 1.