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US state of California faces agricultural labor shortage

11:34 27/12/2005
Farmers in California's San Joaquin County, as they count up the gains and losses of the past growing season and sketch plans for the new year, regard with concern reports of labor shortages in some...

Canada not interested in US border-fence initiative

11:53 22/12/2005
Canada has no interest in a new U.S. initiative to study building a security wall along the border, Canadian officials said. A cross-border business group said it makes no sense when what's urgently...

Automatic citizenship for US-born babies faces test

9:18 09/12/2005
It's been a cornerstone of American law since shortly after the Civil War: Children born in the United States become citizens, even if their parents are here illegally. Now some conservatives are...

US demand for workers grows, especially in construction

17:33 25/11/2005
As the Associated Press reports, there's no shortage of work for Mike Kirby, a 21-year-old apprentice electrician in Iowa who's lately been on the job 10 hours a day, seven days a week. He and others...

US to eliminate social benefits for immigrants

12:41 10/11/2005
The US Senate approved a bill eliminating social benefits for legal immigrants, arguing that it will save the Federal Budget 35 billion dollars over the next five years. The New York daily Tribuna...

Research finds US H1B visa holders paid less

15:58 26/10/2005
A recent report suggests that US employers are using the H-1B visa program to pay lower wages than the national average for programming jobs. According to "The Bottom of the Pay Scale: Wages for H-1B...

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