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Citizenship, Visa & Residency

Officials check the documents submitted by people, ahead of the release of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC), at an NRC Seva Kendra in Guwahati.

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U.S Customs officer verifies the Visas of a man and his family at the foot of the Puerta Mexico bridge that crosses into Brownsville, Texas, in Matamoros, Mexico.

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People belonging to Sindhi community pose for photographs after being given Indian Citizenship by the Thane collector office, on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, in Thane. Thirty people who originally hailed from Karachi were presented with the citizenship.

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Field Level Officer of Dispur, National Register of Citizens Sewa Kendra, Syed Shahjahan being arrested for allegedly accepting bribe from a woman to enter her name in the citizenship list, in Guwahati. Shahjahan was caught red handed by a team of Anti-Corruption Bureau while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a woman, identified as Kajari Ghosh Dutta, the police said.

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A view of the closed shops during the 11-hour bandh called by North East Students’ Organization to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Photograph by Surajit Sharma

Data entry operators of National Register of Citizens (NRC) carry out correction of names and spellings at an NRC Seva Kendra at Birubari in Guwahati. The correction works are scheduled to end on January 31, 2019.

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People verify the National Register of Citizens (NRC) forms to file claims and objections at an NRC centre, in Guwahati.

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People whose names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft fill up forms to file appeals near a NRC center on the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam.

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People whose names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft stand in a queue to collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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A soldier stands guard as people, whose names or whose family members names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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People whose names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft stand in a queue to collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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A woman whose name did not appear on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft arrives to collect forms to file an appeal in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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People whose names did not appear in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft stand in a queue to collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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Pranab Mandal, 21, and his mother Ramani Mandal, 42, reviews their documents after their names were left out from the National Register of Citizens draft list, in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east Guwahati.

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People whose names did not appear in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft discusses with an officer as they arrive to collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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Kismat Ali, whose wife's name did not appear on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, shows a form he collected to file an appeal in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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A man whose name was left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, looks at the form he had earlier filled as he stands to receive forms to file an appeal in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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A man whose name was left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft gives his thumb print as he collects forms to file an appeal in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwahati.

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People whose names were left out in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft stand to collect forms to file appeals in Mayong, 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Guwhati. A draft list of citizens in Assam, released in July, put nearly 4 million people on edge to prove their Indian nationality.

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A trooper guards as people file into an NRC office

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People wait in a queue to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at an NRC Seva Kendra, in Morigaon.

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A woman shows an NRC acknowledgment receipt to check her name in the final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), at an NRC Seva Kendra, in Morigaon.

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People wait in a queue to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at an NRC Seva Kendra, in Morigaon.

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Villagers arrive by boat to check their names in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), at a centre at Goroimari after its release, in Kamrup district of Assam.

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People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon.

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Maya Devi Sonar (left) and Malati Thapa, residents of Hatigaon, show documents outside the National Register of Citizens (NRC) Seva Kendra claiming that their and their family members’ names were not included in the final draft of the state's NRC, in Guwahati.

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People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon.

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People check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Mayoung, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Guwahati.

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People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at an NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon.

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People wait to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Mayoung, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Guwahati.

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Muhammed Mainuddin, shows his name on a sheet collected from the National Register of Citizens draft center in Mayoung, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Guwhati.

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People wait to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Bur Gaon village, 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Guwahati.

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A woman leaves after checking if her name is included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Bur Gaon village, 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Guwahati.

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A woman carrying her child checks if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Mayoung, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Guwahati.

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A woman leaves after checking if her name is included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Bur Gaon village, 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Guwahati.

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A woman carrying her child walks back after finding her name missing in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Bur Gaon village, 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Guwahati.

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People stand in a queue to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Bur Gaon village, 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Guwahati.

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People stand in a queue to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Mayoung, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Guwahati.

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People stand in a queue to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Bur Gaon village, 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Guwahati.

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People stand in a queue to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Bur Gaon village, 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of Guwahati.

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Muslim women stand in a queue to check if their names are included in the National Register of Citizens at a draft center in Mayoung, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) east of Guwahati. Government released a final draft of a list of its citizens in the northeastern state of Assam, leaving some 4 million people on edge to prove their Indian nationality.

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There is no way lakhs of people can be put in detention centres pending resolution of their citizenship

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Protesters brandish placards against illegal immigrants

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At the NRC headquarters in Guwahati

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Anna Bala Rai, a Koch-Rajbongshi

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Inside a mosque in a village near Nellie on a Friday

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

People with hands painted in red protest in front of the Italian Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome. Dozens of protesters marched in front of the ministry to protest government's hard-line immigration policy.

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People with hands painted in red protest in front of the Italian Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome. Dozens of protesters marched in front of the ministry to protest government's hard-line immigration policy.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during the inauguration of Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC), in Dhaka. Singh is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh.

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Diego Magalhaes, left, 10, kisses his mother Sirley Silveira, Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum with her son, after Diego was released from immigration detention, in Chicago.

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Assamese women shout slogans during a protest rally against Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 in Guwahati Assam.

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Activists of All Assam Students' Union (AASU), along with 28 other organizations walk during a protest rally against Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 in Guwahati, Assam.

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Activists of All Assam Students Union take part in 'Gana Satyagraha' protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, in Guwahati.

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Activists of All Assam Students Union take part in 'Gana Satyagraha' protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, in Guwahati.

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Demonstrators block a bus with immigrant children onboard during a protest outside the U.S. Border Patrol Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. Extra law enforcement officials were called in to help control the scene and allow the bus to move out.

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Stuffed toy animals wrapped in aluminum foil representing migrant children separated from their families are displayed in protest in front of the United States embassy in Guatemala City. Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

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A small group of protesters has set up camp outside the Portland, Oregon headquarters of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protest the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings. About two dozen protesters gathered for a round-the-clock vigil and vowed not to leave until the policy was changed.

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Shoes representing children separated from their families are lined up along a sidewalk as protestors rally near a hotel hosting a GOP fundraiser with Vice President Pence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Fiona Pompilio, 10, of Philadelphia marches by Rittenhouse Square as protestors gather near a hotel hosting a GOP fundraiser with Vice President Mike Pence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The demonstration is a reaction to children being separated from their families by immigration officials.

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Children's shoes are used in a protest by thousands as they crowd Rittenhouse Square near a hotel hosting a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence in Philadelphia. The children's shoes reference the current practice of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally.

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Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) takes out a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2018, in Guwahati.

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Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) activists burn an effigy to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, in Guwahati.

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Activists of North East Women’s Front take out a torchlight procession against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, in Guwahati.

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Former Assam chief ministers Tarun Gogoi and Prafulla Kumar Mahanta with scholar Dr. Hiren Gohain and other leaders of various organisations during a joint protest meeting against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, in Guwahati.

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Activists of Brihatar Asomiya Yuva Manch shave their heads as a mark of protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, at Prasanti Udyan in Guwahati.

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Activists of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) led by former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta take out a torch light rally objecting to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Guwahati.

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Members of different organizations and individuals hold placards against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 hearing by Joint Committee at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara in Guwahati.

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Members of the opposition to the administration of President Juan Orlando Hernandez march to protest the recent decision by the U.S. government to end temporary protected status, or TPS, for tens of thousands of Hondurans who have resided in the United States for nearly two decades, on the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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Indian professionals protest against allegedly unfair VISA rules, outside UK Parliament in London.

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Mexican immigration officials gather names and distribute the first transit visas to some of the Central American migrants traveling with the annual Stations of the Cross caravan, at a sports club where they are camping out in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico.

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Gabriela Matinez, 19, from P.G. County Md., holds a signs as she joins immigration advocates from the American Civil Liberties Union, Union We Dream, MoveOn and others during the announcement of a new campaign targeted at President Trump's immigration policies, in front of the White House in Washington.

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Dario Elizondo, from Oklahoma City, Okla., center, leads a group as they join other immigration advocates from American Civil Liberties Union, Union We Dream, MoveOn and others during the announcement of a new campaign targeted at President Trump's immigration policies, at the Ellipse in front of the White House in Washington.

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Indian professionals protest in front of the White House

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Hundred highly-skilled Indian workers hold a rally to end the per-country limit on legal permanent residency so as to eliminate the massive Green Card backlog, in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.

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The first group of VISA applicants queue up outside the new United States Embassy building in London.

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A Visa Services gazebo stands outside as the first group of Visa applicants to go into the new United States Embassy building in London, wait in line outside.

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Many Indian IT ­workers may have to leave the US soon

People queue outside NRC Seva Kendra to check names of themselves and family members in a draft for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Guwahati.

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NRC’s Prateek Hajela won’t say how many people the first draft will omit

Evicted villagers of Gandhia Pathar ­display NRC legacy data as proof of citizenship

Photograph by Ushinor Majumdar

These children in Nellie haven’t seen their parents since they were detained as illegal immigrants five years ago

Photograph by Ushinor Majumdar

Homes demolished in Gandhia Pathar

Photograph by Ushinor Majumdar

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Hong Inh waves an American flag as she takes the oath to become a United States citizen at the Los Angeles Convention Center. At 103, the Cambodian woman was the oldest of more than 10,000 people who took the oath of allegiance. Three generations of her family were with her, including her 80-year-old daughter and teenage great-granddaughters.

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Police take away a Pakistani national (green trousers) who along with two Indians was arrested in Rameswaram for travelling without valid documents.

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Argentinian former soccer star Diego Maradona celebrates with fans at Plebiscito square, in Naples, Italy, after receiving the honorary citizenship of Naples from Mayor Luigi De Magistris.

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Around 300 supporters demonstrated outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Albuquerque, N.M., in support of Iraqi refugee Kadhim Al-bumohammed. Al-bumohammed is facing possible deportation back to Iraq. Supporters say Al-bumohammed helped train U.S. soldiers going to Iraq and will face death if he's deported.

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington.

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People gather for a protest against President Donald Trump's new travel ban order in Lafayette Park outside the White House, in Washington.

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Members of the New York Immigration Coalition protest Donald Trump’s immigration policy on February 14

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Karen Shore holds up a sign outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away at the federal government's arguments that the states cannot challenge the order.

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Demonstrators, including women dressed in traditional Muslim head coverings known as hijab, opposed to President Donald Trump's executive order barring travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. march through the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Muslims and Yemenis gather with their supporters on the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall, during a protest against President Donald Trump‚ Äôs temporary travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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Protestors gather at Brooklyn Borough Hall to pray before a rally in protest President Donald Trump's immigration order, in New York.

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A man waves a Yemeni flag as he and other members of the Yemeni community were joined by a huge crowd of supporters during a protest on the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall as they express their opposition to President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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Cartoon by R Prasad

People gather to protest against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. and suspending the nation‚ at a Regional Airport in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Demonstrators hold banners during a protest against U.S President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban on refugees and people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, outside Downing Street, in London.

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Americans and other expatriates gather to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's recent travel ban to the U.S., outside of the U.S. Embassy, in Tokyo.

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