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H-1B Annual Visa Quota to Open on 1 April 2015
New H-1B applications will be accepted from 1st April, United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) have announced.
With an annual quota of 85,000, employers wishing to bring in graduate level overseas nationals into the country are being urged to start preparations now to be ready to submit an H-1B visa application at the beginning of April 2015.
Even if the H-1B visa petition is submitted at the beginning of April it is likely that there will be a lottery for the available visas and many applications submitted will not be considered for further processing. If the visa is approved the earliest an employee will be able to start work on an H-1B visa is 1 October 2015.
Channel 4 Immigration Documentary Slashed from Six to One Episode
The number of episodes in a Channel 4 TV documentary series 'Immigration Street' by Love Productions has been scaled back by producers following confrontations between film crews and residents.
The programme, filmed in Derby Road, Southampton was initially scheduled to be a six-part series, but Channel 4 will now televise a one-hour episode only.
The broadcaster said that due to threats and intimidation of staff five further episodes of the documentary, a spin-off of the highly controversial 'Benefits Street' also produced by Love Productions would be cancelled.
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BBC Impeding Immigration Crackdown, Claims Report
The BBC's support for immigration, and bias across the Civil Service, is preventing the Government from tightening Britain's borders, claims anti-immigration Migration Watch UK.
A campaigner for tougher immigration controls, Migration Watch UK says that the broadcaster is guilty of 'strong bias' and cowardice for failing to address issues raised by immigration policy. Migration Watch says that immigration has affected low income earners and has led to rising population numbers.
The report also claims that there is strong support for immigration across some sections of the Civil Service the Treasury included.
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