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New 'Safe Haven' visa announced in Australia

13:29 06/10/2014
A new deal has been agreed in Australia between the Palmer United Party and Federal government to allow refugee families to live on mainland Australia. A new visa has been created called the Safe...

Infosys sued for favouring South Asian staff with H-1B visas over US employees

15:29 17/09/2014
The Indian outsourcing firm Infosys is being sued for discrimination in a US court. The case revolves around Infosys' use of H-1B 'specialty occupation' non-immigrant (temporary residence) visas...

Obama executive power to reform US immigration

19:07 08/09/2014
President Barack Obama is preparing to use his executive powers as President to reform the US immigration system, because of the inability of Congress to pass immigration reform legislation. This is...

Cantor defeat may spell end for US immigration reform

10:00 13/06/2014
The victory of a right wing, anti-immigration candidate in a primary election in Virginia may spell the end for the hope for immigration reform in the US for the next few years. In November 2014,...

Canadian academic calls for end to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

13:58 06/05/2014
A Canadian academic has called on the federal government to close the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and, instead, to grant more permanent residence visas to international workers. Professor...

US Secretary of Commerce says immigration reform 'doable' in 2014

9:43 21/01/2014
Penny Pritzker, the US's Secretary of Commerce, has told journalists that she believes that there is a good chance that the US's immigration system could be reformed in 2014. Ms Pritzker told a press...

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