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Asylum applications to UK down by 21% from last year

9:49 24/08/2005
The number of asylum applications to the UK has dropped, but the UK government said it is not removing failed applicants from the country fast enough. There were 6,220 asylum applications to Britain...

New Zealand aims to bring New Zealanders home

12:16 23/08/2005
The New Zealand Government is trying to encourage its own expatriate New Zealanders to come home. More than 460,000 New Zealand-born citizens - or 14 per cent of the NZ-born population - live...

New York must pay same benefits to immigrants as to citizens: court

11:33 22/08/2005
A New York state judge ruled on 18 Aug., that New York state must pay the same benefits to legal immigrants as it does to US citizens, even though the US federal government has stopped paying its...

New information concerning UK Leave to Remain applications

16:55 19/08/2005
Occasionally, UK immigrants may be required to submit a leave to remain (LtR) application before the outcome of the work permit (WP) or Highly Skilled Migrant Programme (HSMP) application. In...

Australia has severe need for British immigrants

9:09 19/08/2005
Australia's Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) is heading to London to try to recruit British immigrants, to fill a severe skills shortage. Australia, as...

Debate over US H-1B visa continues

19:10 18/08/2005
As reported this week, the US government has filled its allotment of 65,000 H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2006 and is not accepting new applications. Representativesof the high tech...