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World Cup becomes political football in US immigration game

19:43 20/06/2014
Comment by Alex Owen To many who have followed our posts on US immigration over the last couple of years, the US political system may resemble a game – a game played by two 'teams' – the Republicans...

Canadian immigration reconsiders visa refusals for gay activists

14:36 10/06/2014
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the Canadian immigration department, says it will reconsider its decision to refuse visitor visas to ten gay rights campaigners from Uganda. The ten had...

60,000 asylum seekers have reached EU in 2014

12:50 04/06/2014
The EU's border agency Frontex says that a record number of asylum seekers have entered the EU by sea and on foot in 2014. So far, Frontex estimates the total at about 60,000. The migrants have...

More EU countries launch 'golden visas'

11:16 28/11/2013
If you have money to spare and want to live in the European Union, there are now quite a few options open to you. The UK has had its Tier 1 (Investor) visa since 2008. Latvia launched its Immigrant...

Pope calls for compassion for refugees and economic migrants

11:33 09/07/2013
Pope Francis has travelled to the island of Lampedusa to make a speech calling for an end to the 'globalisation of indifference'. He said that the west has a 'brotherly responsibility' to look after...

Over one fifth of Canadians are immigrants

13:31 20/05/2013
Over 20% of Canadians were born in other countries and have become Canadians by naturalisation, a national survey shows. This makes Canada the country with the highest proportion of immigrant...

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