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US State Department reports fewer applicants for green card lottery

10:31 17/11/2011
According to the US State Department, only eight million people applied to win a green card in this year's US Diversity Visa lottery , compared to the record 15 million applicants last year. A US...

New York City mayor says US should not turn away immigrants

12:42 05/10/2011
According to New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, America is committing "suicide" by turning away skilled immigrants. The American Dream cannot survive if we tell the dreamers to go elsewhere,...

Highly skilled immigrants grow US firms abroad

16:18 04/10/2011
The Washington Post Wonkblog is reporting a new study from Harvard Business School which shows that not only do highly skilled immigrants help bolster the US economy, they also help drive growth of...

9/11: US immigration ten years on

11:42 19/08/2011
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was created after the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks as part of a strategy to improve security in the US . As the country nears the...

United States encourages entrepreneur immigration

17:21 07/08/2011
The US government has outlined a series of "policy, operational, and outreach efforts" which it hopes will drive economic growth and stimulate investment by encouraging foreign entrepreneurs to...

US proposes electronic H-1B registration for businesses

19:54 10/03/2011
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing an electronic registration system which businesses can use to file H-1B petitions. USCIS says the new system would save firms more than...