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Canadian immigration sued for 'immoral' termination of visa applications

15:01 24/01/2013
A class action against the Canadian government opened in Ottawa last week. Lawyers for 1,000 people who had applied to emigrate to Canada under the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program are suing...

Irish report says immigration vital to economic success

15:10 01/11/2012
An Irish report on immigration finds that, even after the crash, immigrants are playing a vital role in the Irish economy. For Ireland to prosper, it must continue to be open to inward migration. The...

Alabama's anti-immigration law fails to increase jobs for US citizens

16:02 26/09/2012
A law introduced last year to crack down on illegal immigration in the US state of Alabama has failed to deliver the benefits for local people that its sponsors predicted, according to US government...

US tourism industry expecting record-setting year

15:10 19/07/2012
According to the US Department of Commerce, the US travel and tourism industry is expecting a record-setting year with spending and visitor numbers already well above last year's figures. "In May,...

Report claims UK immigration unfairly rejecting visa applicants

13:34 18/06/2012
A recently released independent report claims that UK Border Agency staff processing visa applications from Africa had been "acting unfairly" and were wrongly refusing people entry to the UK. The...

Governments urged to ease visa rules and aviation tax for tourists

12:14 18/04/2012
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) says that strict visa requirements in various countries are hurting the tourism industry and, in turn, damaging the World economy. David Scowsill,...

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