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  • U.S. Can’t Trace Foreign Visitors on Expired Visas

    U.S. Can’t Trace Foreign Visitors on Expired Visas By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. and JULIA PRESTON for the NYT on October 12, 2009 DALLAS — Eight years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and despite repeated mandates from Congress, the United States still has no reliable system for verifying that foreign visitors have left the… Read More »

    Oct 13, 2009
  • Sans Papers in France

    Read a good article on illegal immigrants in Paris today. Here is the background, statistics and analysis. Background: France has a problem with illegal immigrants who come in from Africa and other parts of the world.  Just south of the border of France lies Algeria which was once its colony. Statistics: Government estimates have placed… Read More »

    Oct 13, 2009
  • Canadian immigration polices seen as model for other countries

    Monday, 05 October 2009 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has named Canada as a model to other countries on how to accept new immigrants and migrant workers. In a report entitled Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development, UNDP ranks Canada among a small group of countries with generally fair and open policies that benefit… Read More »

    Oct 9, 2009
  • Punjabi projected to become fourth most widely-spoken language in Canada

    Punjabi is set to become the fourth most widely-spoken language in Canada by 2011, after English, French and Chinese, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada Minister Jason Kenney said on Friday. The 2006 census by the Canadian government revealed that Punjabi is currently the sixth most-widely spoken language in Canada, after English, French, Chinese, German and… Read More »

    Oct 9, 2009
  • Venkatraman Ramakrishnan’s career choice gets him the Nobel

    Instead of pursuing a career in scientific research, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize [ Images ] in chemistry with two others, would perhaps have practised medicine, but for a sudden impromptu trip of his father. More than four decades ago, Venkatraman, then a Baroda resident, got the national talent award after finishing… Read More »

    Oct 9, 2009
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