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Bill Gates lobbies again for more US H1B visas

13:46 20/03/2006
Lobbying for an increase in the number of H-1B visas , Microsoft chief Bill Gates has called high-skilled immigration the "number one thing" that the software giant needs. He called it "ironic" that...

100,000 march in favor of immigrant rights in US

10:16 14/03/2006
Hoisting American flags into the air, tens of thousands of immigrants from the Chicago area marched downtown in a display of support for immigrant rights as a bill to stiffen border enforcement...

US Senate begins immigration reform debate

15:08 03/03/2006
The much awaited debate in the US Senate on immigration reform has begun. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold executive business meetings to consider the immigration reform bill proposed by...

Mexico demands that US allow more immigrants

12:29 12/01/2006
Diplomats from Mexico and Central America on Jan. 9 demanded guest worker programs and the legalization of undocumented migrants in the United States , while criticizing a U.S. proposal for tougher...

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 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...

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