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Canadian government debating stringent new rules for citizenship

Canadian government debating stringent new rules for citizenship
The Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, now in consideration, states that applicants for citizenship must spend at least 1.460 days in the country for six years before submitting their applications. It continues that, during at least four of those years, applicants must have spent 183 days physically present in Canada. Stays in the...

US immigration allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to work

US immigration allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to work
Officials within the Obama administration have put forward a proposal which would allow the spouses of expats holding H-1B visas to work in the US. US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Homeland Security deputy secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the change will apply to spouses of skilled professionals in the STEM subjects of...

High tax rates forcing young Irish professionals to emigrate

High tax rates forcing young Irish professionals to emigrate
The Irish junior finance minister is blaming the exodus of young professionals on the country’s high tax rate. Brian Hayes, Ireland’s junior finance minister, is demanding a cut to the rate of income tax, to be spread over the next two budgets. In a recent speech, he said that the current tax rate is punishingly high on modest wages...

Foreign students subjected to stringent checks by UK universities

Foreign students subjected to stringent checks by UK universities
UK universities are popular destinations for degree students from overseas, but many universities are now subjecting them to stringent checks in order to comply with new immigration laws. An investigation by a House of Lords committee has found that extreme measures are being employed to ensure universities don’t fall foul of the new...

Irish health service in crisis as GPs flock to emigrate

Irish health service in crisis as GPs flock to emigrate
The Republic of Ireland’s general practice system is breaking down under the strain of GP fee cuts, poor working conditions and unworkable draft contracts. Hundreds of GPs are heading for Australia, including local doctors with many years of experience in their communities. Those still committed to staying in the system are foregoing...

Illegal immigrant father freed on bond after daughter pleaded with Pope Francis

Illegal immigrant father freed on bond after daughter pleaded with Pope Francis
It seems to one young girl who journeyed to the Vatican to plead with the Pope over her illegal immigrant father’s imminent deportation that miracles really do happen. The 10-year old Californian girl had travelled to Rome with a small immigration reform activist group to attend a general audience given by Pope Francis, She met the Pope...

US immigration activist group gives Pope letters from children

US immigration activist group gives Pope letters from children
A Los Angeles group of US immigration reform activists have travelled to Rome and presented letters to Pope Francis from children whose parents are in danger of deportation. After being blessed prior to their journey by newly-appointed Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez, 10-year old Jersey Vargas, the group’s youngest member,...

Battle for US immigration reform seeks Vatican support

Battle for US immigration reform seeks Vatican support
A group of activists fighting to change US laws to give a path to legality for undocumented immigrants is heading for Rome and the Vatican, hoping to get Pope Francis to actively support the cause. The pro-reform coalition is based in Los Angeles, and has enlisted the help of the Los Angeles Archdiocese in getting an audience with Pope...

Irish group urges support for US immigration reform on St Patrick’s Day

Irish group urges support for US immigration reform on St Patrick’s Day
As Irish expat communities across the USA celebrated St Patrick’s Day with green beer, parades and Irish stew, an Irish politician back in the auld country urged support for the USA’s immigration reform movement. Martin Conway, Irish PM for County Clare, believes that Irish Americans have always played a crucial part in the development...

Homegrown talent shortage threatens UK recovery

Homegrown talent shortage threatens UK recovery
Senior businessmen are warning that Britain must embrace the concept of increased immigration replacing the lack of home-grown skills or face a faltering economic recovery. Immigration is a hot political potato with the UK electorate at the present time, with many Brits urging governmental restraint on the vast numbers still entering the...