November 2012 Emigrate News Archive

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Republican Alternative to the DREAM Act is rejected by young undocumented immigrants

Republican Alternative to the DREAM Act is rejected by young undocumented immigrants
US President Obama’s resounding promise to make comprehensive immigration reform a priority in his second term has sparked the presentation of a proposed similar bill by the Republican senators this Tuesday, 27th November. The DREAM Act, introduced by Obama as a bipartisan bill in his first term of presidency, was a policy intended to...

Brightest and best are leaving Britain for overseas jobs

Brightest and best are leaving Britain for overseas jobs
Thousands more of Britain’s top graduates are leaving the UK for jobs abroad than left prior to the financial crisis. Figures compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) suggest that the rate of migration amongst the UK’s brightest and best young graduates is at an all-time high. Last year, over 2,000 young graduates from...

New Chinese leadership needs sweeping reforms to kickstart economy

New Chinese leadership needs sweeping reforms to kickstart economy
A recently published book exploring Chinese authoritarian capitalism is suggesting that China’s newly-elected leaders must give private enterprise a chance. The author, James McGregor, puts forward a fascinating theory that Chinese authoritarian capitalism is responsible for huge amounts of wealth being secreted overseas by migrants as a...

Germany the preferred immigration destination for highly skilled Hungarians

Germany the preferred immigration destination for highly skilled Hungarians
The migration bug at present biting disgruntled skilled workers in every European country has long been a feature in Hungary, with numerous highly skilled younger Hungarians leaving for Germany over the last 16 years. However, the rate at which talented young workers are leaving their home country has accelerated since 2007, with emigrant...

UK government under pressure over expat pensions

UK government under pressure over expat pensions
The UK government is coming under increased pressure to update its present policy of freezing state retirement pensions for expats who live in 120 world countries. With the exception of European Union countries and the US, popular retirement destinations including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Thailand have one major disadvantage –...

Over a third of South African youth may emigrate

Over a third of South African youth may emigrate
A dramatic increase over the last three months in the number of young South Africans wishing to emigrate was revealed in a recent survey. Some 36 per cent of those polled between the ages of 18 and 34 signalled their preference to live in another country, a significant increase from the results of the August poll. Strong racial variations...

Australia eases visa rules for skilled migrants

Australia eases visa rules for skilled migrants
In a welcome reversal, the Australian government has relaxed long-stay requirement for skilled workers from overseas. Medical professionals, engineers, teachers, scientists and accountants working in the country are now able to stay indefinitely. New South Wales immigration officials recently gave out the good news that the skilled...

Legalising US Immigrants - can this have a positive impact on the economy?

Legalising US Immigrants - can this have a positive impact on the economy?
Once an afterthought, the issue of immigration reform is now a top priority in the USA. Following President Obama’s re-election and his garnering 71 percent of the Latino vote, we can expect fulfilment of the promise which was set out to the De Moines Register by Obama days before the election: immigration reform will be the second...

Irish research threatened by emigration due to controls

Irish research  threatened by emigration due to controls
Promising young scientists are being forced to emigrate to further their careers due to the Irish government’s approach to state-sponsored research. The Irish government’s funding body, Science Foundation Ireland, (SFI) is demanding that State-sponsored research be aimed at returns in the social or economic sectors to be eligible for...

House of Representatives targets Russia’s human rights offenders

House of Representatives targets Russia’s human rights offenders
The present-day human rights debacle in Russia received a well-deserved punch from the USA’s massed senators on Friday when they voted to repeal the outdated 1974 Jackson-Vanik trade restrictions. Shortly afterwardsm the same senators approved new legislation allowing sanctions against all human rights abusers, thus kicking the ball...

Surprise reasons why wealthy Chinese rush to invest overseas

Surprise reasons why wealthy Chinese rush to invest overseas
The total number of high net worth Chinese is increasing at an accelerating rate, with the bulk of the new millionaires rushing to invest overseas. Between 2010 and 2012, individuals with over a million US dollars to invest soared at a rate of 15 per cent a year, with forecasts suggesting the rate of increase will top 19 per cent between...

Immigration News: Proposal for Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants to USA

Immigration News: Proposal for Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants to USA
With Republican members of congress now signalling, for the first time in five years, that the party will take a serious stance on immigration reform, statistics now reflect that it was a leading contributing factor towards Obama’s re-election for a further four years. One of the key policies put forward by President Obama was the,...

Emerging Asian Tiger Cub countries attract more foreigners

Emerging Asian Tiger Cub countries attract more foreigners
A recent survey suggests that a number of emerging ‘Asian Tiger Cub’ countries are attracting a rising number of expats and foreign businesses. The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index suggests that Indonesia is the fastest- growing Southeast Asian nation in terms of prosperity, placed 15th in the Asia Pacific ranking by the survey....

Bulgarians and Romanians to gain unrestricted entry to UK

Bulgarians and Romanians to gain unrestricted entry to UK
The temporary curbs on the number of immigrants to the UK from Bulgaria and Romania imposed in 2005 with not be extended on their expiry, giving migrants from the countries free access to the UK. The curbs, introduced to protect the British labour market and its wage structure, will expire in December 2013. Although the Labour Party has...

Rich Chinese migrants offered slice of Oz good life

Rich Chinese migrants offered slice of Oz good life
A new investment fund offered by a Goldman Sachs affiliate is aimed at rich Chinese wishing to shift to Australia, aided by the introduction of a Significant Investor Visa guaranteeing residency. China’s economic downturn and political uncertainty under new leadership has seen residency applications from Chinese migrants surge over the...

Irish Gathering slammed for inviting expats home to celebrate

Irish Gathering slammed for inviting expats home to celebrate
The Gathering, a celebration planned for 2013 to celebrate Ireland’s rich culture and history, is being slammed both in the media and in Dublin’s parliament for enticing Irish expat to return home and spend their money. Actor Gabriel Byrne’s initial scathing comments on the event were repeated at Dublin’s recent City Council...

Canada pledges acceptance of 265000 immigrants in 2013

Canada pledges acceptance of 265000 immigrants in 2013
In a statement signifying the largest sustained immigration level in the history of Canada, the country’s parliament has disclosed plans to admit over 250,000 permanent residents during 2013. The decision was announced by Transcend Consultants and taken from Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s 2012 annual report following its recent...

British middle class brain drain as professionals head abroad

British middle class brain drain as professionals head abroad
A recent report has warned that the UK is losing middle class professionals to the lure of overseas jobs and better work/life balances. Research undertaken for the Home Office has revealed that almost 50 per cent of migrants are professionals, with the size of the exodus possibly threatening Britain’s supply of highly-skilled staff. A...

Increasing hardship and soaring unemployment sparks Spanish migration

Increasing hardship and soaring unemployment sparks Spanish migration
Formerly considered the least likely of all Europeans to give up on their country, increasing numbers of Spaniards are leaving for their former South American colonies in search of work. Unemployment in the country now stands at an overall figure of 25 per cent, with 50 per cent of younger nationals unable to find work. Ironically the...

Middle class Brits want out for better quality of life

Middle class Brits want out for better quality of life
A recent survey has revealed that a majority of British middle-class families want to emigrate in order to have a better quality of life. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Huddersfield, found that almost two in every three British families were desperate to emigrate overseas due to unpleasant locals, the UK’s poor...

Australia loosens immigration rules for disabled migrants

Australia loosens immigration rules for disabled migrants
Australia has announced that its immigration authority will adopt a more flexible and fairer approach to would-be migrants with disabilities. According to the country’s Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Chris Bowen, the assessment process will now take into account all disabled applicants’ circumstances, including their general...