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US Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Grant Afghan Refugees Citizenship

Following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, Afghan refugees have been residing in the United States without permanent legal status, on August 9, American senators submitted legislation to grant them citizenship. If both houses pass the Afghan Adjustment Act, it will remove uncertainty for Afghan evacuees. The law allows anybody who was deported to the United States to apply for legal permanent residency after one or two years in the… read-more

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 - 09:42 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: USA, Lawmaker, Bills, Citizenship, afghan refugees

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Japan: Ruling LDP Invites Women At Meetings But Only As Observers

Japan's ruling party, after facing severe criticism over gender disparity, has allowed females to join board meetings. The Liberal Democratic Party has allowed 5 women to join the meetings. However, the female lawmakers can only be observers, and they would not have right to speak during discussions. In the recent past, the party has been flaked for having men-dominated board. Notably, Japan is ranked 121 among 153 countries on the 2020… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Aman Tripathi

Tags: Japan, Gender Equality, Lawmaker, meeting

Courtesy: WION