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Diversity Visa Lottery Draws Record Number of Entries

By   /  November 22, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Diversity Visa Lottery Draws Record Number of Entries

According to the State Department, there were 15 million entries for this year’s diversity visa program. This is the most entries the program has ever had – representing an increase of about 25% – and is consistent with the surge in immigration applications seen in recent years. Some political groups – in addition to many […]

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U.S. Consulate Closed on Mexican Border

By   /  February 27, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Last week two shootings occurred on Tuesday and Thursday, resulting in the deaths of ten drug cartel members and injuries to ten Mexican soldiers and at least one police officer.  One of them occurred in the city of Matamoros, on the border with Brownsville, Texas.  As such, the U.S. Consulate  General in Matamoros has issued […]

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Former Employees Say Blackwater Defrauded Government

By   /  February 12, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Two former employees of Blackwater Worldwide have accused the private security contractor of defrauding the US government. The false billing allegedly includes charging taxpayers for alcohol, parties, spa trips and a prostitute. In court records unsealed this week, a husband and wife who worked for Blackwater said they witnessed the company fabricating invoices, double-billing federal […]

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Former State Department Official Charged with Illegally Representing Sudan

By   /  October 28, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The federal government charged former state department official turned lobbyinst, Robert J. Cabelly, with violating U.S. sanctions by illegally representing the Sudanese government. A federal indictment accuses Cabelly of money laundering, passport fraud, making false statements and working as an unregistered agent of Sudan. According to the indictment, Cabelly’s illegal representation of Sudan earned him […]

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