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January 10, 1989 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of Central American refugees, many of them living for weeks in a South Texas shantytown, were granted the right to leave Monday after a federal judge ordered the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to stop refusing them permission to travel while their asylum applications are being reviewed. The action, a temporary restraining order issued by U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1998
A city councilman plans to tell a congressional committee today that his controversial trips to Cuba were to coordinate the shipments of medical supplies and equipment to the embargoed nation. Councilman William Paparian is expected to discuss his role in a plea to the House trade and ways and means subcommittee in support of lifting a ban on the sale of food and medical supplies to Cuba, according to a copy of his testimony.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1998
A city councilman plans to tell a congressional committee today that his controversial trips to Cuba were to coordinate the shipments of medical supplies and equipment to the embargoed nation. Councilman William Paparian is expected to discuss his role in a plea to the House trade and ways and means subcommittee in support of lifting a ban on the sale of food and medical supplies to Cuba, according to a copy of his testimony.
SPORTS
June 17, 1994 | Associated Press
Hundreds of Nigerians have been denied visas to the United States to watch their team play in the World Cup, Nigerian officials said. Gary Sheaffer, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs in Washington, said all foreign residents applying for visas must prove they do not intend to stay in the United States after the games and that there is some question about the Nigerians.
NEWS
June 29, 1992 | From The Times' Washington staff
THE COLD WAR'S OVER, WE'RE GOING TO . . . : President Bush and Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin want to remove all Cold War restrictions, but their two countries are still haggling over the rules that govern travel by diplomats and journalists. . . . The old rules blocked Americans from visiting large parts of the former Soviet Union and prohibited Russian diplomats from using many airports, including LAX.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Festival may cut some of its 230 scheduled programs by the end of next week if its $4.7-million budget for the Sept. 1-16 arts extravaganza is not met, executive director Judith Luther said Tuesday. "It's possible," Luther said when asked of the cuts. She added, however, "I think it's very likely that the money could come in. We've got a lot of things pending that could come in very quickly. If (all the funding requests) we've got out came in, we'd be home free."
NEWS
April 5, 1990 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving to head off an embarrassing boycott of next June's international AIDS conference here, Rep. J. Roy Rowland (D-Ga.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would give the secretary of health and human services the authority to liberalize restrictions on admitting foreigners infected with the AIDS virus. The bill would direct HHS Secretary Louis W.
NEWS
November 23, 1990 | Associated Press
The State Department cautioned U.S. citizens Thursday to postpone non-essential travel to Sudan, where large demonstrations against the United States and in favor of Iraq have taken place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1990
Thirty-seven shouting AIDS activists were arrested Tuesday after they briefly occupied offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Los Angeles and San Francisco to protest the agency's ban on the immigration of people who show signs of HIV infection. There were no injuries. Authorities said 13 supporters of Stop AIDS Now or Else were taken into custody after they entered the Los Angeles Federal Building and confronted INS Deputy Dist. Director Donald Looney.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More Parretti Visa Problems: Former MGM Chairman Giancarlo Parretti has had two visas revoked, not just the one already reported. A business visa was canceled in March after Parretti refused to provide the Immigration and Naturalization Service with information it had requested, an INS spokesman reported. The visitor's visa of Parretti was revoked last week after questions were raised about his criminal record.
NEWS
January 31, 1994 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration issued a visa Sunday to Gerry Adams, leader of the political wing of the outlawed Irish Republican Army, overriding a two-decade-old policy that had barred him from the United States because of his links to terrorism. A White House statement announcing the decision said President Clinton believes that permitting Adams to attend a conference in New York this week "will advance the cause of peace in Northern Ireland."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 175 people who participated in the Freedom to Travel Campaign's illegal trip to Cuba earlier this month, including Dick Meyers of San Pedro, returned from the island Sunday and Monday glowing with stories about their sojourn. For 10 days, Meyers and other members of the group visited hospitals and museums, joined in Afro-Cuban dances and played volleyball on the beach. They ate mangoes and pineapples, fish and chicken, black beans and rice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired pool-table salesman Dick Meyers of San Pedro wants to be clear: His trip to Cuba has nothing to do with research, journalism, a visit to relatives on the island or official U.S. business. No, this trip is not for any purpose the U.S. government would consider legal.
NEWS
June 29, 1992 | From The Times' Washington staff
THE COLD WAR'S OVER, WE'RE GOING TO . . . : President Bush and Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin want to remove all Cold War restrictions, but their two countries are still haggling over the rules that govern travel by diplomats and journalists. . . . The old rules blocked Americans from visiting large parts of the former Soviet Union and prohibited Russian diplomats from using many airports, including LAX.
NEWS
November 16, 1991 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The State Department has denied a travel visa to a former Philippine Communist leader living in exile in the Netherlands, prompting a possible conflict over whether the action violates a congressional mandate to halt exclusions based on a person's political beliefs. Jose Maria (Joma) Sison, who more than 20 years ago founded the Maoist-oriented Communist Party of the Philippines and its military arm, the New People's Army, sought the visa to appear in Honolulu federal court early next year.
NEWS
October 6, 1991 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A legacy of the McCarthy era--a secret government list of 320,000 foreigners barred from this country because of their political beliefs--is making a tenacious fight to survive in the dawning of the New World Order. Derided by critics as the "Alien Blacklist," it was created during the feverish anti-communist crusades of the 1950s to identify and exclude foreigners whose beliefs were deemed unacceptable by the government.
NEWS
May 30, 1991 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apparently bending to conservative forces, the Bush Administration is expected to announce today that it plans to maintain current immigration policy barring the entry of AIDS-infected foreigners into the United States, according to government sources. In deciding to back the existing ban, the Administration apparently has abandoned its proposal to ease the entry rules for AIDS-infected immigrants.
NEWS
December 3, 1988 | ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State George P. Shultz's veto of a visa for PLO chief Yasser Arafat is coming under increasing criticism from both U.S. and Israeli terrorism analysts, who contend that international Palestinian terrorism is in fact in marked decline. They also charge that the vast majority of incidents have been carried out not by the Palestine Liberation Organization mainstream but by splinter groups that also are Arafat's adversaries.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More Parretti Visa Problems: Former MGM Chairman Giancarlo Parretti has had two visas revoked, not just the one already reported. A business visa was canceled in March after Parretti refused to provide the Immigration and Naturalization Service with information it had requested, an INS spokesman reported. The visitor's visa of Parretti was revoked last week after questions were raised about his criminal record.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 12-member European Community plans to file a formal State Department diplomatic protest--perhaps as early as next week--over proposed new Immigration and Naturalization Service restrictions on visas for foreign performing artists, The Times has learned. The action by the EC--formerly known as the Common Market--is the key element in what appears to be growing international concern over the proposed INS visa rules.
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