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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...

US votes to increase H1B visa numbers

9:51 07/11/2005
The US Senate voted in favour of increasing the cap on H-1B visas by 30,000 to 95,000 from next year. The H-1B visa is largely used in the IT industry to employ skilled professionals, and industry...

US Senate passes Homeland Security Bill

17:10 11/10/2005
The US Congress has approved hiring 1,000 new Border Patrol Agents in the fiscal year 2005-2006. The US Homeland Security spending Bill also included money for 250 more Immigration and Customs...

US government considers immigration reform legislation

18:58 28/07/2005
Two of the United States Senate's most important politicians have urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass immigration reform legislation. Their Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act (SAOIA...

US lawmakers introduce immigration reforms

9:18 21/07/2005
Lawmakers in the United States Senate introduced legislation designed to stem a flood of illegal immigration across America's southern borders. The bill also establishes a temporary worker program,...

US drivers licenses to be more difficult to obtain for everyone including immigrants

9:03 03/05/2005
On 2 May 2005, US Senate negotiators accepted a House plan to make states verify that driver's license applicants are US citizens or legal immigrants , but softened House-proposed changes in asylum...

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