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International students hoping for work training visas face long delays, denials

Across the country, international students are facing difficulties in obtaining a work permit that allow them to get training in their field of study. College administrators and immigration experts say visa delays and denials can have repercussions for American higher education and critical industries such as the health field.

Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump's travel ban outside Philadelphia International Airport.

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A U.S. flag hangs over fake palm trees inside the compound of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad in 2011.

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Thanksgiving in Hibbing, Minnesota with the family of Korean-American author Marie Myung-Ok Lee.

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Baby Eva has yet to meet her Pakistani grandmother.

A Pakistani mom sets out to visit her new American granddaughter, and is turned back at the visa counter

A bus advertising an American visa lottery in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.

Nigerians vie for a life-changing slip of paper


When immigrants are granted visas, their lives are transformed, and so are the lives of the circle of people around them.


Why one woman’s fight to be with her husband wound up at the Supreme Court


Fauzia Din wants to know why her Afghan husband’s visa was denied, but the US government has stayed mum, citing national security.

The families of former Afghan interpreters Janis Shanwari and Ajmal Faqiri gather for a holiday lunch on Thursday.

Two Afghan interpreters, targeted for helping the US military, finally make it to America


Serving as a local interpreter for the US during the war in Afghanistan was a deeply risky move. It was like putting a target on your head for Taliban fighters. The US promised to help interpreters, but for two of them, the road to their holiday lunch this week reunited in the US was long and complex.