Syria (/ˈsɪriə/ SIRR-ee-ə ; Arabic: سوريا‎ or سورية, Sūriyā or Sūrīyah), officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. Its capital Damascus is among the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, it is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Alawite, Sunni and Christian Arabs, Armenians, Assyrians, Druze, Kurds, and Turks. Sunni Arabs make up the largest population group in Syria.
Posts about Syria
  • Trump’s New Executive Order

    …, visas will not be issued to people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. In the original executive order, Iraq was also on the visa blacklist — but it’s been excluded in the new version. The new executive order also makes it clear that people from the six affected countries can apply for waivers to enter the US in particularly urgent…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Don’t Wait, Apply for Your Citizenship

    … holder does not enjoy the same legal protections as a United States citizen. There are certain political realities that cannot be ignored. Under previous administrations, green card holders were assured that if they complied with existing immigration regulations, they would be admitted to the United States. This is not the case under the Trump…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • Sleeping with the Enemy? Qui Tam Whistleblower Post

    … because of the difficulty in finding witnesses, not because of a cozy relationship between the government and the contractor. So why share the story of an unsuccessful outcome? Obviously, prosecuting any case where the wrongdoing occurred in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq or Yemen is going to be tougher than the local Medicare fraud qui tam case. These…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • Repealing the Cuban Adjustment Act (CAA)

    … to Cuba. The Miami Sun-Sentinel, for example, has reported that “Cubans are allowed to enter the United States without visas or background checks of their criminal histories in Cuba. Unlike other immigrants seeking political asylum, Cubans can return home without jeopardizing their status, aiding crime rings that recruit accomplices and hide stolen…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 16 readers -
  • The Syrian Refugee Crisis – Actual Facts

    … escaping warfare or persecution. However, there is substantial proof that Syrians are not particularly excited about leaving Syria and only seek to do so as a legitimate last resort to preserve their lives and that of their families. Nor is there much substance behind the allegation that the United States’ accepting refugees will result…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 7 readers -
  • Putin, Money Laundering and Whistleblower Awards

    … government, Putin said “We know that Turkey is filling its pockets and allowing terrorists to earn money by selling oil stolen from Syria.” Some estimate that ISIS is selling several million dollars worth of oil per day. Much of that is suspected of flowing through Turkey. Somehow, those oil sales turn into money which is laundered through a bank…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
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