Immigration

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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.
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U.S. helps refugees, migrants during COVID-19 crisis

Since COVID-19 arrived in Mexico, the U.S. and its partners have donated supplies, money and resources to help migrant communities.
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Meet the U.S. scientist who invented the N95 mask filter

Peter Tsai created the material for N95 masks in the early 1990s. Never did he expect his invention would save millions of lives during a pandemic.
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Illegal crossings lowest in years as border wall expands

The U.S. is expanding the wall along its southern border. See how the U.S. is deterring illegal immigration while providing aid to Central America.
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Soil researcher wins World Food Prize

Rattan Lal, a professor at The Ohio State University, received the 2020 World Food Prize for his career addressing food security and soil health.
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Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders who shaped U.S. society [photo gallery]

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Meet a few Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who made their mark in the United States.