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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...

New Kansas program would help undocumented immigrants in the US

14:28 07/02/2012
A group of Kansas businesses in the US proposes a new program to help undocumented immigrants to be able to stay in the state so they can work in agriculture and in other industries with labour...

British Columbia; Canada Immigration looking to attract more skilled workers

11:49 09/12/2011
The British Columbia government in Canada is setting up a task force aimed at boosting the number of skilled workers and investors immigrating to the province. Premier Christy Clark announced this...

Republican presidential candidate proposes US work visas for undocumented immigrants

13:37 10/11/2011
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has proposed the federal government grants work visas to illegal immigrants in the US . The program would be an alternative to the amnesty supported by...