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New hi-tech RFID passports hacked and cloned

18:41 04/08/2006
• Media Center » Video Immigration News A number of countries around the world are introducing technology-enhanced passports designed to prevent or greatly inhibit forgery and counterfeiting. One of...

US resorts rely on foreign short-term workers

11:22 20/04/2006
US resort towns like Aspen, Colorado and Key West, Fla., have become reliant on hundreds of foreign workers who come to the US legally on short-term work visas. They take jobs scanning lift tickets...

US announces plans for paperless visa applications

9:39 20/01/2006
The US announced this week its plans for a "paperless" U.S. visa application system that will enable foreigners to apply for visas electronically and use digital video technology to conduct remote...

US visa bulletin for December 2005

12:29 24/11/2005
VISA BULLETIN FOR DECEMBER 2005 IMMIGRANT NUMBERS FOR DECEMBER 2005 A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during December . Consular officers are...

Strange US birth tale leaves Russian man stateless

9:21 25/10/2005
How do you prove you're a U.S. citizen if you can't even prove where you were born? How do you get a Social Security number to get a job or a passport so you can travel? The Seattle Times looks at...

Dependent spouses of US H-1B visa holders often frustrated

10:45 11/10/2005
For thousands of immigrant women professionals who arrive in the United States as spouses on their husbands' visas, being forced to stay at home and not work is difficult and depressing. The...

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