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Immigration news

New Canadian immigration minister - faster refugee processing

19:49 18/01/2005
Following the January 13 resignation of Judy Sgro, newly-appointed Canadian Immigration Minister Joe Volpe will seek to speed up the process of determining who is a refugee, the website Cnews reports...

Report criticizes EU asylum policies

15:44 17/01/2005
A leading human rights watchdog has accused the European Union and its member states of neglecting the rights of asylum seekers in their migration and anti-terrorism polices, the website EU Observer...

Australia to introduce online health assessment

14:06 17/01/2005
Applicants for Australian visas will be able to put their medical data online, the first time this technology has been used anywhere in the World, Australia's Department of Immigration and...

Scandal forces Canadian immigration minister to quit

13:29 17/01/2005
Canada's Immigration Minister Judy Sgro resigned January 13 after allegedly offering to help an asylum seeker stay in Canada, Reuters reports. Ms. Sgro was forced to quit after Toronto pizza shop...

US to bring in voluntary airport security program

12:37 14/01/2005
The United States is to change procedures at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to improve the security and immigration process, according to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under the...

German immigration law targets skilled workers

16:01 13/01/2005
New rules in Germany effective from January 1 will make entering andstaying in Germany easier for skilled migrants, while keeping tightrestrictions on unskilled immigration, the broadcaster Deutsche...