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Immigration news

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...

EU may introduce migrant green cards

15:16 13/01/2005
The European Commission is looking at a range of immigration reforms to deal with Europe's severe shortage of workers the Financial Times newspaper reports. An ideas paper published by the European...

Australian immigration highest for a decade

9:43 12/01/2005
With over 111,000 people arriving and settling, 2003-2004 saw the highest number of migrants and refugees coming to Australia in ten years, according to Australia's Department of Immigration and...

Work Permits UK processing times - January 11

10:41 11/01/2005
Processing times for work permits have not changed much over the last month. A work permit application in the UK takes up to 5 working days. Applicants under the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP...