Welcoming a record number of visitors from the Philippines in 2013
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Today, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that Canada issued more than 47,000 visitor visas to Filipino visitors in 2013. This figure represents a record high for the Philippines and a 57 percent increase since 2006. [...]
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New caps for Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades Programs, and Canadian Experience Class
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On April 26, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will issue a new set of Ministerial Instructions to immigration officers regarding the processing of applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). [...]
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Preparing for the launch of "Express Entry"
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Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced new measures in key economic immigration programs to prepare for next year's launch of Express Entry, Canada's new active recruitment model. Express Entry will lead to a faster and more flexible economic immigration system [...]
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New Zealand granted Nigella Lawson special visa after US visa ban
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The TV star was stopped from boarding a plane to the U.S. last month (Mar14) and reports suggested the travel ban was linked to her drug admission during a high-profile court case last year (13). She faced a similar ban in New Zealand, where she is due to shoot an advert for a chocolate brand, but n [...]
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Refusing visa to new UN ambassador sets ‘dangerous’ precedent: Iran
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Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new UN ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a "dangerous" precedent. The U.S. State Department and White House have said that Iran's selection of Hamid Aboutalebi to be its United Nations envoy is [...]
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USCIS Parole-in-Place Gives Legal Status to Undocumented Relatives of US Army | International Immigration News
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The United States (US) Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) has a Parole-in-Place policy since November 2013 that allows the undocumented spouses, children and parents of active duty members of the US Armed Forces, the selected reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former members of the US Armed F [...]
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US Proposed Employment for Spouses of H-1B High Skilled Workers
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The United States White House has said in a statement that government is proposing regulations to allow the spouses of the certain high-skilled workers on H-1B visas to take employment in the United States among the other number of initiatives in a bid to attracting the world’s best and brightest. [...]
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Labour wants students excluded from UK visa cap
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Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, will set out her €œprogressive€ vision for immigration to the UK on Thursday, pledging that Labour would safeguard growth sectors such as higher education from any immigration cap. [...]
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Abrar ul Haq released after visa trouble at Dubai airport
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DUBAI: Famous pop singer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Abrar ul Haq was stopped by the authorities at Dubai airport over an issue with his visa. [...]
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After Four Years, Nebraska Town Finally Ready To Enforce Immigration Law
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Housing restrictions originally adopted in 2010 had been on hold while lawsuits challenging them worked their way through the courts, and the City Council gave voters a chance to reconsider in February. [...]
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4,000 immigrants reach Italy by boat in 48 hours – as minister calls for EU help
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Boats from Africa and Middle East are arriving at the fastest rate since a naval operation to handle influx began last year [...]
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UK mulls sanctions against non-English speaking immigrants
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Britain said it was stepping up restrictions on foreign job seekers' access to welfare payments on Tuesday (8 April), as Prime Minister David Cameron strives to cut immigration ahead of the 2015 election. [...]
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US H-1B Visa Cap Reached for Year 2015 Just in 5 Days | International Immigration News
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced in a statement on April 7, 2018 that the annual cap for H-1B visa for the fiscal year 2015 has been reached and no more petitions will be accepted for H-1B non-immigrant visa category. This is the second consecutive year that [...]
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US denial of visa to Iran UN envoy “unacceptable”
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Iran described as "unacceptable" Wednesday a decision by the United States to deny a visa to Tehran's newly appointed UN ambassador over his alleged links to the 1979 US hostage crisis. The clash over the nomination threatens to complicate a key moment in the easing of relations between Washington a [...]
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FBI says Moroccan on expired visa plotted drone bombings
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The FBI has arrested a Moroccan on suspicion of lying on immigration documents, which wouldn’t necessarily be news, except that he also is suspected of plotting to blow up a school and a government building by attaching a Southern California-made bomb to a drone. [...]
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Immigration reform is the ‘right thing to do’: Jack Lew
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The public has grown far too pessimistic on the prospects of immigration reform, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC. Lew said he believes lawmakers will come to a resolution on reforms languishing in Congress for the past year. After months of false starts, Lew said, there's now enough consensus [...]
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