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Number of people seeking passports increases by 50% ahead of christmas

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The number of people seeking passports to travel abroad for Christmas and New Year’s festivities has more than doubled, the Internal Affairs Ministry has revealed.  Jacob Siminyu, the Internal Affairs ministry spokesperson, says many people have been visiting the immigration department to process passports since …

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Issuance of passports, work permits resumes at immigration offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The directorate of immigration has resumed the issuance of work permits and passports after a four months break occasioned by an outbreak of coronavirus disease. State Minister for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania says that 30 percent of the operations that resumed today will …

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Trump celebrates border wall milestone during Arizona visit

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | U.S. President Donald Trump celebrated the completion of 200 miles (around 320 km) of border wall along the border with Mexico during his visit to the southwestern state of Arizona on Tuesday. The president flew to Yuma, a city in southwest Arizona, on Air Force One …

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Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to end ‘Dreamer’ immigrant program

Washington, United States | AFP | The US Supreme Court dealt President Donald Trump’s efforts to choke off immigration a fresh blow Thursday when it rejected his cancellation of the DACA program protecting 700,000 “Dreamers,” undocumented migrants brought to the United States as children. The high court said Trump’s 2017 move to cancel his predecessor …

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Trump curbs immigration as UN warns of humanitarian ‘catastrophe’

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump partially blocked immigration to the United States “to protect American workers” from the economic shock of the coronavirus, as the United Nations warned the world was facing “a humanitarian catastrophe”. The UN alarm bell came as nations scrambled to not only fight …

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