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US looks abroad for nurses, especially to Philippines

14:41 06/03/2006
The Christian Science Monitor this week reports on the serious nursing deficit in the United States . The joke circulating among doctors in the Philippines goes something like this: What's the new...

The economics of immigration in the US

11:32 21/02/2006
Migrant workers in the US do the jobs that Americans will not do, but they are vulnerable to bigots and big business, as The Guardian reports. Half past seven on Tuesday morning and on the corner of...

The US Green Card Lottery: one family's story

15:50 28/11/2005
Klaus and Flavia Westerwelle seldom play lotteries. They've already hit the big one. The Associated Press reports. The evidence can be spotted on the living-room wall of their Eastside home: 15 hand-...

US to eliminate social benefits for immigrants

12:41 10/11/2005
The US Senate approved a bill eliminating social benefits for legal immigrants, arguing that it will save the Federal Budget 35 billion dollars over the next five years. The New York daily Tribuna...

Strange US birth tale leaves Russian man stateless

9:21 25/10/2005
How do you prove you're a U.S. citizen if you can't even prove where you were born? How do you get a Social Security number to get a job or a passport so you can travel? The Seattle Times looks at...

Immigrants rush to New Orleans as builders fight for workers

17:00 11/10/2005
In New Orleans, in the US , which is starting the long task of cleaning up after hurricane Katrina, the signs are handwritten and simply worded, such as "Workers Wanted" or "Need 50 Laborers Now!"...

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