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US state of California faces agricultural labor shortage

11:34 27/12/2005
Farmers in California's San Joaquin County, as they count up the gains and losses of the past growing season and sketch plans for the new year, regard with concern reports of labor shortages in some...

US House passes new immigration bill

13:36 20/12/2005
The US House of Representatives adopted new immigration legislation, including a measure to set up vast border fences that has strained ties with Mexico, late on Dec. 16. The bill was adopted in a...

US' new budget bill does not include more H1B visas

9:05 20/12/2005
A Senate-passed measure to provide additional foreign worker visas for the high-tech and specialty fields was dropped from a budget bill that passed the House early Dec. 19, disappointing technology...

Automatic citizenship for US-born babies faces test

9:18 09/12/2005
It's been a cornerstone of American law since shortly after the Civil War: Children born in the United States become citizens, even if their parents are here illegally. Now some conservatives are...

US Congress votes to increase visa fees, not visa limits

17:07 21/11/2005
Thousands of India's skilled workers hoping for a career in the US may be disappointed. The House of Representatives has passed its version of the budget deficit reduction bill without any proposal...

Increased immigration explains low wage growth in US

13:04 11/11/2005
Increased immigration of low-skilled workers from Mexico and Central America helps to explain the pattern of low average wage growth in the US in recent years, the Congressional Budget Office said in...

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