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European Union again considers introducing EU work permit

14:02 22/12/2005
The European Commission on Dec. 21 unveiled new plans on economic migration to the European Union aimed at creating legal alternatives to illegal immigration. In order to boost Europe's...

Canada not interested in US border-fence initiative

11:53 22/12/2005
Canada has no interest in a new U.S. initiative to study building a security wall along the border, Canadian officials said. A cross-border business group said it makes no sense when what's urgently...

Research shows immigration good for New Zealand

9:26 21/12/2005
New research shows the benefit of immigration to New Zealand , Minister of Immigration, David Cunliffe said this week. Findings of the report showed an increased focus on attracting skilled migrants...

UK agencies hiring poorest nations' nurses

9:14 21/12/2005
Thousands of nurses and midwives are still being hired from the world's poorest countries to work in the UK in spite of government attempts to restrict recruitment by private agencies, the Guardian...

US House passes new immigration bill

13:36 20/12/2005
The US House of Representatives adopted new immigration legislation, including a measure to set up vast border fences that has strained ties with Mexico, late on Dec. 16. The bill was adopted in a...

New Zealand lamb shearers in short supply

10:18 20/12/2005
Lamb shearers are in short supply as summer shearing enters a bottleneck in New Zealand , which could be aggravated by a bumper lambing season. They hope to alleviate the problem by using overseas...