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Immigration news

NZ to toughens up immigration laws

14:10 06/04/2006
New Zealand is looking to introduce tough new measures that will make it harder to enter the country and easier to deport people. The Immigration Minister David Cunliffe unveiled the sweeping...

New Dutch immigration test under attack

12:45 06/04/2006
The Netherlands has introduced Europe's most stringent immigration requirements for would-be immigrants. Applicants for a resident visa must now pass a Dutch language test administered at the Dutch...

The US tops UN study on global immigration

12:38 06/04/2006
With the US locked in a nation wide immigration debate, latest figures reveal that the country has one-fifth of the world's immigrants within its borders. A report by the United Nations reveals that...

Immigration and baby-boom keep Australian economy on the up

11:20 05/04/2006
Australia is experiencing a population boom that is having a burgeoning effect on its economy. A mini baby-boom, along with an aggressive immigration campaign to attract young, skilled immigrants to...

US senate approves shortening citizenship wait

12:09 04/04/2006
Legal immigrants fluent in English could become US citizens in 4 years rather than the current 5 years. This proposal by Senator Lamar Alexander was agreed to by the US Senate April 3. The Senate...

Dutch PM impressed by immigration policies of Australia

10:41 04/04/2006
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Jan Peter Balkenende stopped in Melbourne today, and while visiting Australia's Immigration Museum said his country can learn a lot from Australia's immigration...