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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...

COMMENT - Comprehensive immigration reform in US may be defeated by House Republicans

10:21 31/05/2013
By Alex Owen Washington commentators are predicting that President Obama's promise to introduce sweeping immigration reform in his second term may be defeated by Republican members of Congress...

Budget cuts lead to lengthy queues at US immigration control

14:18 22/05/2013
Federal budget cuts in the US have caused lengthy queues at US airports because of a lack of immigration staff and it is likely that the problem will get worse over the busy summer months. Democrats...

US immigration could make E-Verify checks 'permanent and mandatory'

10:48 28/02/2013
Two new bills have been introduced in the US Congress this year which would make it compulsory for employers to use the E-Verify system before taking on new employees. E-Verify is a system that...

Canadian provincial leaders demand greater say on immigration policy

19:41 30/11/2012
At a meeting of Canadian provincial and territorial government ministers last week, the provincial leaders called for increased powers to set their own immigration policies similar to the system...

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