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Microsoft presses US immigration for H-1B reform

9:18 21/01/2013
Last year, Microsoft reported that it was looking for qualified IT professionals. Last September, it announced that it had 6,000 vacancies that it could not fill, 3,400 of these were IT roles. It...

George W Bush speaks out in favour of immigration

10:53 12/12/2012
George W Bush speaks out in favour of immigration The former president George W Bush has stepped into the immigration debate in the US. He has told a Washington event focussed on economic growth that...

US IT firms press Obama to increase number of STEM visas

10:16 08/11/2012
The US presidential election cost over $2bn according the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), a US think tank. For the first time, businesses were able to donate through Political Action Committees...

New book recommends US immigration reform

9:20 23/10/2012
The Financial Times has reviewed a new book warning of the dangers caused to the US by its immigration policy. Vivek Wadhwa, who came to the US as an immigrant himself, says that the US is losing its...

More Indian applications for US visas are refused

17:04 22/10/2012
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made it much harder for applicants to get H-1B and L-1 visas since 2008 and this is disproportionately affecting Indian applicants. The...

The Economist attacks UK immigration policy

10:07 22/10/2012
The world-renowned Economist magazine has published a scathing attack on the UK government's immigration policy. It says that the government's policies on legal skilled migration and on international...

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