Immigration

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Biden’s heritage links towns in Pennsylvania, Ireland

President Biden's Irish ancestry links two towns in Pennsylvania and County Mayo, Ireland, in their pride of connections.
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Blinken’s first trip reaffirms relationships with Canada and Mexico

Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed the United States' relationships with its northern and southern neighbors during his first virtual trip.
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Advancing America’s long tradition of welcoming refugees

The United States is expanding its refugee assistance program. Learn how President Biden is advancing America's tradition of accepting those in need.
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The scientist who helped NASA catch an asteroid

Humberto Campins helped NASA collect samples from a moving asteroid last October — a first for the space agency. Here's how he did it.
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Biden sets course for new ‘fair, safe and orderly’ immigration system

President Biden signed three new executive orders February 2 aimed at improving the immigration system in the United States.
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Biden ends discriminatory immigration bans

President Biden has revoked an executive order and three proclamations that restricted immigration visas for people from many Muslim and African countries.
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Stories from Americans: Driving lessons [audio]

In this StoryCorps interview, Muhammad Faridi and his father, Mohammad Ashraf Faridi, talk about how cab driving affected their family at different times.
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Diversity is an essential component of the U.S. diplomatic corps

The United States champions diversity among members of its diplomatic corps to have a full representation of American life abroad.
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The changing face of the American heartland

The American heartland is smack-dab in the middle of the country. Learn why it's booming and who's moving there in droves.