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H-1B cap 'costs US 500,000 jobs a year'

16:21 28/03/2014
The cap on the number of H-1B visas is costing the US economy one new job every 43 seconds, according to a tech industry pressure group. According to Dr Matthew Slaughter of Compete America, 500,000...

Immigrant sells WhatsApp to Facebook for $19bn

12:03 24/02/2014
Jan Koum, a Ukrainian who settled in the US, has sold his WhatsApp mobile app to Facebook for $19bn. Mr Koum, 37, left Ukraine for the US when with his mother he was 16. His story is a classic 'rags-...

Sorrell says UK and US need more skilled immigration

18:38 09/09/2013
The chief executive of the world's largest advertising agency, WPP, has said that the UK and the US need skilled immigrants to provide the staff for many different sectors of the economy including...

UK benefitting from US immigration deadlock

15:42 19/07/2013
The UK's tech sector has been growing fast in recent years. Industry insiders say that this is, at least in part, because US tech companies cannot get visas to bring skilled workers into the US...

Canada seeks to lure high-tech immigrants from US with 'Dragon's Den' visa

12:12 29/05/2013
Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney will travel to Silicon Valley in the US this weekend to try to tempt high-tech entrepreneurs to apply for a Canadian visa program that could see their...

US Senators debate immigration reform

12:35 16/05/2013
The US Senate has begun to discuss the comprehensive immigration reform law that they will vote on later this year. Before the vote, various Senate committees will examine the law and propose...

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