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US companies want more visas for unskilled foreign workers

15:19 02/05/2005
Small-business owners in the US who rely on international workers say they need more H2B visas to be available for foreign workers. The US government offered 66,000 visas under the H2B program, but...

US grants ten percent of requested visas in India

11:17 18/04/2005
Some 500,000 Indians aspire to visit the United States every year, but the American government issues only about 55,000 visas , the Times of India reported on 15 April. This is due to lack of...

Green card backlogs still choking US immigration

12:26 28/01/2005
Despite US Government promises to speed things up, thousands of people are still waiting for US immigration visas, often for years, reports the newspaper USA Today. By some estimates there are over...

US - Changes likely to lead to greater Shortage of Nurses

17:36 14/12/2004
The US government has announced plans to block a shortcut that has allowed thousands of foreign nurses to get their work permits fast-tracked, a move that could worsen a nationwide shortage in nurses...

US - H-1B cap almost filled for FY2005

9:33 31/08/2004
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it had received 40,000 H-1B applications toward the FY2005 cap as of 4 August 2004. Approximately 21,000 applications...

More Visitors to US will be fingerprinted

17:02 05/04/2004
More people travelling to the United States as visitors will be subjected to systematic fingerprinting and getting their photograph taken in the wake of tougher new border control laws. These rules...

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