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Asia, Europe to introduce biometric passports by 2010

17:02 06/12/2005
Countries in Asia and Europe are planning to introduce passports with biometric data by 2010 to help fight terrorism, an Indonesian immigration official said Dec. 6. Indonesia hopes to began issuing...

Anti-immigration politician becomes NZ foreign minister

9:08 18/10/2005
A populist politician known for his anti-immigration statements has become New Zealand's new Foreign Minister. Winston Peters, who promotes racial profiling of Muslims, will become the public face of...

US to grant eligible Sri Lankans five-year visas

14:38 06/04/2005
The US Embassy in Colombo announced on April 4 that Sri Lankans traveling to the United States are now eligible to receive multiple entry visas valid for a five-year period. Travelers whose visa...

Immigrants making up bigger share of US population

9:08 24/02/2005
The foreign-born population of the US has continued to rise in spite of tougher US immigration controls since the 2001 terrorist attacks, reports United Press International. Accordingto US Census...

Gurkhas to Get UK Citizenship

18:52 01/10/2004
Gurkha soldiers from Nepal have won their legal battle that will allow some of them to obtain British citizenship. In this latest decision, those who served in the British army after July 1, 1997,...

Incoming Visitors to US Face Heightened Security Checks

10:16 01/10/2004
Entry points across the US have begun 'biometric' security checks on business travellers and vacationers entering the country. This new security measure, in which the incoming traveler is...