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New passport requirements for the United States

15:07 12/09/2006
• Watch This Video This summer the United States has begun the first serious rollout of electronic passports and visas, with biometric data encrypted on RFID memory chips. By the end of this year,...

United Nations updates and amends rescue at sea conventions for refugees

16:41 08/08/2006
• Watch This Video The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has amended Maritime Conventions to facilitate search-and-rescue at sea. In response to several incidents in recent years...

Immigrant Nurses in High Demand in Western Countries

12:05 10/05/2006
An acute nursing shortage in Western nations continues to worsen as the population's age. Foreign-educated nurses emigrating to meet this demand are commanding premium salaries and priority visa...

More immigration of single women worldwide

13:39 10/03/2006
Women make up nearly half of the immigrant population world-wide as more and more of them take on greater responsibility for their family's welfare. Of the 180,000,000 international immigrants,...

Paper examines HIV-positive immigrants in Canada

11:05 24/02/2006
Toronto, Canada's Globe and Mail on Friday examined the challenges facing HIV-positive recent immigrants in Toronto and the ways in which they receive support. In 2005, 19% of new HIV cases in...

11 countries gather to oppose US immigration law

15:45 15/02/2006
Latin American diplomats lobbied Washington this week against a tough immigration plan that would include a large wall along the Mexico- U.S. border to keep out illegal immigrants. Foreign ministers...

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