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Immigration policy moves to centre stage in US election campaign

17:46 24/08/2012
An advisor to Mitt Romney has launched a lawsuit attacking President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, thereby making illegal immigration a hot election issue. Kris...

Australia targets new law at employers of illegal workers

15:37 23/08/2012
The Australian government has announced a consultation on draft legislation intended to protect the Australian labour market from firms which knowingly employ illegal labour. Chris Bowen MP, the...

US state legislature passed fewer immigration laws this year

17:54 10/08/2012
A new study has found that US state legislatures passed fewer immigration laws this year; lawmakers' priorities focused on balancing budgets. In addition US courts debated how much authority state...

Indian tech-giant Infosys faces new visa fraud lawsuit

13:03 10/08/2012
Indian outsourcing giant, Infosys Technologies, is being investigated by federal authorities over visa fraud and is facing a second lawsuit over alleged abuse of the US work visa system. A former...

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...

US passes law requiring employers to use E-Verify to check immigrant's work status

14:17 17/01/2012
From 1 January 2012, five states in the US have implemented new laws requiring employers to register for and use the federal E-Verify system to confirm that their immigrant employees are legally...