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Supreme Court releases ruling on Arizona's harsh immigration law

11:18 26/06/2012
The US Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of Arizona's harsh SB 1070 law affecting illegal immigrants. The SB 1070 law, introduced in 2010, states: Any immigrant over the age of 14 who...

Study finds US immigrants more likely to start a business than non-immigrants

12:14 10/05/2012
A recent study has found that US immigrants are more likely to start a business than native-born US citizens. The study was conducted by the Office of Advocacy of the US Small Business Administration...

Streamlined Australian visa applications for vocational students

14:00 26/04/2012
International students will soon find it easier to study at Australian educational institutions on Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses under new streamlined visa arrangements. TAFE courses...

Asylum-seekers transferred or given Australian visas following closure of detention centre

11:16 08/03/2012
Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen announced the closure of the Pontville Immigration Detention Centre in Tasmania on March 6. Bowen said the last 12 detainees out of the original 113 people...

Canadian Immigration Minister outlines plans for immigration system overhaul

11:36 05/03/2012
Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced last week his vision for a more efficient immigration system that would allow Canadian employers a greater say in selecting new immigrants. "...

Canadian government to offer loans to immigrant professionals

19:38 24/02/2012
Canada's government has announced a new pilot program to support new immigrants working in its provinces. The three-year pilot project, known as the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Pilot, will...