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Child immigration to US causes 'urgent humanitarian situation'

12:04 19/06/2014
There has been a huge increase in the number of unaccompanied children arriving on the United States border with Mexico. President Obama has declared this 'an urgent humanitarian situation' and has...

US immigration: Spouses of some H-1B visa holders can work

13:03 12/05/2014
Two senior officials in the Obama administration have announced proposals to allow the spouses of some H-1B visa holders to work while in the US. Currently, spouses of H-1B visa holders are only...

USCIS introduces online policy manual

10:50 10/01/2013
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun the introduction of an online manual that will inform and guide all its staff worldwide. It is hoped that this will lead to...

US firms finding it harder to get L-1B 'specialized knowledge' visas

9:54 08/10/2012
US firms are concerned that it is getting harder to transfer skilled staff from offices outside the US using the L-1B visa. Fifty leading US companies, including Microsoft and Oracle, wrote an open...

Organizations push US to implement faster processing for immigrant families

12:45 05/06/2012
Several US pro-immigrant organizations are urging the Obama administration to implement a new procedure that would allow undocumented immigrant spouses and children of US citizens to remain in the...

US immigration launches electronic immigration system

10:00 01/06/2012
US Citizenship and Immigration Services launched the first phase of its electronic immigration system, known as USCIS ELIS. The system was created to modernize and expedite the process for filing and...

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