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New Canadian immigration minister welcomed by immigration advocates

New Canadian immigration minister welcomed by immigration advocates
A cabinet shuffle within the Canadian government has resulted in controversial immigration minister Jason Kenney being replaced by newcomer Chris Alexander. The change in immigration ministers is being linked with a possible change in policy by advocates of a more sympathetic attitude to the both the needs of immigrants and the immigrant...

Axed UK Border Agency left 500,000 case immigration backlog

Axed UK Border Agency left 500,000 case immigration backlog
The UK’s parliamentary watchdog has slammed the recently-axed UK Border Agency, stating that its backlog of half a million unresolved cases will take 37 years to clear. The report by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, led by Labour MP Keith Vas, warned that the reorganisation of the failed immigration and asylum agency needed to...

Brit pensioner associations fight to unfreeze British pensions

Brit pensioner associations fight to unfreeze British pensions
Expat pensioners living in countries where their UK pensions are frozen are fighting for their rights through British State pensioner associations. Grouped under the umbrella of the International Consortium of British Pensioners,(ICBP) associations in Australia, Canada and South Africa are now being joined by smaller groups. The...

US Homeland Security Bill amendment hits at expat tax dodgers

US Homeland Security Bill amendment hits at expat tax dodgers
A proposed amendment to the new Homeland Security Bill is suggesting that expats who have renounced US citizenship to avoid US taxes should be banned from re-entry. Long-term overseas residents who are former citizens of the USA and have renounced their citizenship in order to avoid paying annual USA taxes on their overseas earnings will...

Make or break US immigration system reform bill clears Senate hurdle

Make or break US immigration system reform bill clears Senate hurdle
The most far-reaching changes in US immigration law for decades are now a step closer to reality after the Senate vote cleared immigration legislation through with an easy majority. After weeks of will-it won't-it speculation in the media, the 60 votes needed were easily garnered with seven more for good measure, against 27 votes for...

Australia’s Coalition will toughen immigration if it wins federal election

Australia’s Coalition will toughen immigration if it wins federal election
The Coalition’s pre-election platform will include tightening of Australia’s already stringent immigration laws to ensure the country is safe from foreign criminals. An announcement of projected changes following an election victory included a plan to widen deportation criteria to include any visa-holding foreigner convicted of a...

Expat group claims IRS is targeting Americans living overseas

Expat group claims IRS is targeting Americans living overseas
A Switzerland-based expat group representing American expats living overseas is claiming that the IRS is deliberately targeting US expats while ignoring its duties in the homeland. American Citizens Abroad, a Geneva-based group, is taking full advantage of the ongoing congressional investigation into the IRS by accusing the authority of...

New UK family immigration rules may deter executive relocation

New UK family immigration rules may deter executive relocation
Cross-party parliamentary groups are demanding urgent reviews of the UK’s family immigration rules, saying they are breaking up families and may result in the loss of high-net worth executive migrants. The UK government is accused of failing to support family life due to its introduction of new rules governing returning British citizens...

Australian government to announce new 457 visa measures

Australian government to announce new 457 visa measures
As the 457 visa controversy rumbles on, the Australian government has revealed its intention to bring in more changes to the foreign worker visa scheme.I n an attempt to make it easier to penalise breaches of immigration law regarding foreign workers, the Australian government will announce changes to the 457 visa. The new measures will...

Bipartisan immigration reform bill makes it to full Senate

Bipartisan immigration reform bill makes it to full Senate
Slewed slightly to the political right to attract Republican votes, the controversial US immigration reform bill is now heading for the senate floor. The centrepiece of the proposed legislation, the 13-year ‘road to citizenship’ for the majority of the 11 million illegals in the US, has survived intact and may emerge as the most...