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US Republican party shuts down immigration reform debate

13:28 22/06/2006
The on-going debate on immigration reform for the United States took a nasty partisan turn this week as the controlling conservative faction dug in its heels on several points. "There will be no path...

Catholics call for 'humane' immigration policies in the US

18:47 19/06/2006
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is advocating what it calls a "compassionate" approach to immigration reform that de-emphasizes harsh penalties in favour of more rational and long-term...

Australian asylum laws opposed by senate committee

9:43 13/06/2006
• Watch This Video A Senate committee has told Prime Minister John Howard to scrap his planned new immigration laws which would lock women and children in offshore detention centres. The laws have...

Bushs continuing attempts to change US immigration system

11:05 08/06/2006
New arrivals to this country (U.S.) must adopt American values and learn English, President Bush said June 8, pushing anew for his proposal to overhaul immigration rules. To gain passage during this...

Annual limit on H1-B visa raised US Senate immigration bill

19:16 30/05/2006
There are a number of hidden details in the immigration reform bills passed by each house of the US Congress in the past weeks. The Senate bill alone is over 600 pages, with dozens of amendments...

Potential enforcement and amnesty provisions from the US  immigration bills

11:55 30/05/2006
Each house of the US Congress passed bills in the past weeks. These will now be negotiated into a final bill which will be presented to the president to sign into law. Quite a bit of confusion and...

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