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UK will issue fewer than 200 Tier 1 Exceptional Talent tech visas per year

18:46 31/03/2014
In December 2013, the UK's prime minister, David Cameron, announced a new visa route for IT workers in the UK. He announced that, as of April 2014, the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa stream would...

Immigrant sells WhatsApp to Facebook for $19bn

12:03 24/02/2014
Jan Koum, a Ukrainian who settled in the US, has sold his WhatsApp mobile app to Facebook for $19bn. Mr Koum, 37, left Ukraine for the US when with his mother he was 16. His story is a classic 'rags-...

House Republicans back US immigration reform bill

12:35 08/11/2013
Two Republican members of the House of Representatives have endorsed a comprehensive immigration reform act that would radically overhaul the US immigration system. The Act is broadly speaking the...

US immigration reform advocates step up the pressure

13:45 15/09/2013
FWD.us, the online pro-immigration pressure group founded by Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and other titans of the IT industry, has held a 'Day of Action' to put pressure on members of the...

US Representatives face summer of immigration pressure

14:50 08/08/2013
Congressmen and women have gone home for the summer recess while Congress is closed in August. President Obama had hoped that Congress would, by now, have passed an immigration reform bill but there...

UK benefitting from US immigration deadlock

15:42 19/07/2013
The UK's tech sector has been growing fast in recent years. Industry insiders say that this is, at least in part, because US tech companies cannot get visas to bring skilled workers into the US...

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