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  • US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

    A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband. She said she called local police in Guatemala… Read More »

    Aug 30, 2014
  • Labor discusses entrepreneur visas

    Temporary migrants who set up a small business should be allowed to become permanent residents, a senior federal Labor frontbencher says. As the Gillard government’s immigration minister in 2012, Chris Bowen introduced the significant investor visa, which enabled skilled migrants to have their visa applications fast-tracked if they invested $5 million in Australia. In his… Read More »

    Aug 27, 2014
  • Obama may increase Green Cards, H-1B visas by as much as 800,000 annually

    President Barack Obama is considering taking executive action on a broad swath of legal immigration next month, including freeing up more Green Cards for workers waiting in line for permanent residency, those sponsored by relatives and increasing the number of skilled immigrant workers, with the numbers being as high as 800,000 visas the first year.… Read More »

    Aug 27, 2014
  • The World’s Most Immigration Friendly Nations

    Today, with mushrooming human civilization, many people leave their homes for a better life in terms good education systems, welfare programmes offered by more affluent countries, as well as for employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Also, many are attracted by the freedom and cultural richness of such destination and some are simply joining friends and family… Read More »

    Aug 14, 2014
  • Wealthy foreigners to sue Canada over end of visa plan

    Wealthy foreigners hoping to fast-track immigration to Canada are preparing to sue Ottawa over the government’s cancellation of its immigrant investor program, which has been assailed for allowing rich Chinese to buy their way into Canada. Timothy Leahy, a lawyer who represents a group of mostly Chinese would-be immigrants in an ongoing case over long… Read More »

    Aug 12, 2014
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