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Barr, Immigration Board Chided by Appeals Court in Visa Case

Barr, Immigration Board Chided by Appeals Court in Visa Case

U.S. Attorney General William Barr and the Board of Immigration Appeals were berated by a federal appeals court for thwarting its orders and holding up a Mexican citizen’s request to seek a special
NYC Moves to Ban Cashless Stores in Blow to Visa, Mastercard

NYC Moves to Ban Cashless Stores in Blow to Visa, Mastercard

New York City is joining San Francisco and Philadelphia in banning stores and restaurants from rejecting cash as a form of payment.
U.S. Now Requiring Visa Applicants to List Social-Media Names

U.S. Now Requiring Visa Applicants to List Social-Media Names

The U.S. now wants to know the social-media user names of people applying for visas, part of stepped up screening of foreign visitors and immigrants.
NYC Subway’s New Way to Pay Prompts Banks to Update Cards

NYC Subway’s New Way to Pay Prompts Banks to Update Cards

New Yorkers won’t have to worry much longer about perfecting their subway swipe.
EU Wants to Crack Down on Passport Buying After Money-Laundering Scandals

EU Wants to Crack Down on Passport Buying After Money-Laundering Scandals

The European Union sounded the alarm on so-called “golden visas,” saying the practice of granting residence to foreigners in return for investments exposes the bloc to money-laundering and security
U.S. Revokes Visa of Citgo CEO in Another Blow to Venezuela

U.S. Revokes Visa of Citgo CEO in Another Blow to Venezuela

Being a blood relative of Hugo Chavez used to open doors. Now Asdrubal Chavez, cousin of the late Venezuelan socialist leader, is finding out it can close some as well.
U.K. Offers New Visa to Attract Entrepreneurs Deterred by Brexit

U.K. Offers New Visa to Attract Entrepreneurs Deterred by Brexit

The U.K. will offer visas to immigrants looking to start new businesses as it seeks to attract tech entrepreneurs, amid reports they are being deterred by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Abramovich Faces Delay in Getting U.K. Visa Renewal

Abramovich Faces Delay in Getting U.K. Visa Renewal

Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire who owns London’s Chelsea Football Club, is unable to travel to the U.K. at the moment because of delays renewing his visa, according to people familiar with
Chile's Solidarity Visa Leaves Venezuelans Confused and Worried

Chile's Solidarity Visa Leaves Venezuelans Confused and Worried

Hundreds lined up before dawn at the consulate in Caracas worried that they would be barred from entering the country.
U.S. to Seek Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants

U.S. to Seek Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants

The State Department wants to require all U.S. visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers.
H-1B Visa Limits Pushed by Lawmaker With Tech Company Support

H-1B Visa Limits Pushed by Lawmaker With Tech Company Support

A California congressman, backed by U.S. technology companies, is pushing for the House to consider legislation that would narrow the number of eligible candidates for H-1B visas that are awarded to
Tech Industry Urges U.S. to Keep Work Permits for H-1B Spouses

Tech Industry Urges U.S. to Keep Work Permits for H-1B Spouses

Business and tech industry groups are urging the Trump administration not to halt work authorizations for spouses of immigrants who have specialty worker H-1B visas and are seeking permanent
U.S. and Turkey Resume Visa Service, Easing Diplomatic Break

U.S. and Turkey Resume Visa Service, Easing Diplomatic Break

The U.S. and Turkey resumed visa services, three months after they were suspended amid an escalating feud between the NATO allies. Turkish assets rallied, pushing the stock market to a record high.
Trudeau's Fast-Track Visa Program Takes Off

Trudeau's Fast-Track Visa Program Takes Off

Bloomberg's Lily Jamali reports on Canada's new fast-track visa program which is attracting high-skilled workers. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Says 'Chain Migration' and Visa Lottery Will End

Trump Says 'Chain Migration' and Visa Lottery Will End

President Donald Trump said he’ll end U.S. immigration programs that give preferences to the families of new residents and that allow people to enter a lottery for visas, policies the White House
Trump Says He’ll End U.S. Visa Lottery and ‘Chain Migration’

Trump Says He’ll End U.S. Visa Lottery and ‘Chain Migration’

President Donald Trump said he’ll end U.S. immigration programs that give preferences to the families of new residents and that allow people to enter a lottery for visas.
U.S.-Turkey Visa Progress Set Back by Sparring Over Trials

U.S.-Turkey Visa Progress Set Back by Sparring Over Trials

The U.S. eased its visa ban against Turkey on Monday, but Ankara’s response suggests there’s no quick solution to the problems that have turned relations between the longtime allies into a hostile