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Costa Rica Central Valley becoming the next expat haven

Costa Rica Central Valley becoming the next expat haven
Costa Rica’s Central Valley, a high plateau containing the country’s capital, San Jose and surrounded by mountains, has long been a destination for adventurous expats. Established expat towns such as San Remon, Atenas, Grecia, Alajuela, Moravia and Heredia are drawing even more residents from overseas, as are the up-and-coming hotspots...

EU member states protest benefit tourism linked to free movement

EU member states protest benefit tourism linked to free movement
Four EU member states are requesting an EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministry discussion on the problems to their health and social services caused by migrants arriving for free health care and benefits. Austria, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK are expressing concern over the burden to their social assistance and health services caused...

Exaggerated media claims of immigration threat may destroy poll integrities

Exaggerated media claims of immigration threat may destroy poll integrities
Recent polls and surveys published in the UK media are claimed to have been grossly exaggerated, causing many to lose trust in survey results. Conflicting stories in today’s online and offline media respectively claim that 350,000 Bulgarians and Romanians or 25 per cent of Bulgarians are poised to flood into the UK to grab jobs and...

Formal filing of US Immigration Reform Bill sparks intense debate

Formal filing of US Immigration Reform Bill sparks intense debate
The long-awaited and somewhat delayed bipartisan Senate immigration bill was finally filed early this morning, and is already causing controversy and disagreement. President Obama, whilst admitting the bill is a compromise which awards no single group all it wants, is already urging the Senate to review it quickly and move it forward. The...

Top US tech firms unite in favour of immigration policy reform

Top US tech firms unite in favour of immigration policy reform
CEOs of a number of the USA’s top tech firms are uniting to champion major causes which they’re hoping will be addressed in the long-awaited immigration reforms. Microsoft, Facebook and Google are three of the concerned companies, with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg a primary mover in pushing immigration reform and the legalization...

Reports on breakthrough for USA immigration reform are premature

Reports on breakthrough for USA immigration reform are premature
The two Gang of Eight leaders are today cooling down reports of a final deal over the weekend on the controversial US immigration reform bill. Leaders of the bipartisan ‘Gang of Eight’ US senators who are struggling to reach agreement over immigration reform have scotched rumours that a groundbreaking deal has been reached. Lindsay...

USA poll indicates two thirds of citizens back immigration reform

USA poll indicates two thirds of citizens back immigration reform
The results of a poll published last Thursday revealed that nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favour of new immigration laws giving illegals official status and the chance to become citizens. The survey, undertaken by the Brookings Institute and the Public Religion Research Institute, saw positive reactions to legality and a path to...

Gang of Eight closer to major legislative immigration reform breakthrough

Gang of Eight closer to major legislative immigration reform breakthrough
In the midst of partisan congressional battles on gun law and the economy, the bipartisan Gang of Eight is inching closer to a definitive solution to US immigration reform. The four Democrat and four Republican senators have been meeting at least twice a week to thrash out a massive overhaul of the country’s immigration laws, the first...

Senators debate huge reduction in family visas as part of immigration reform

Senators debate huge reduction in family visas as part of immigration reform
US lawmakers involved in structuring immigration reform are debating plans to severely restrict the number of visas available to relatives of US citizens in order to allow more visas for highly skilled workers. A bipartisan group of eight key senators is studying the plan, which would overturn policies in place for several generations....

Expats in Cyprus in shock over government savings grab

Expats in Cyprus in shock over government savings grab
Tens of thousands of expats, members of the British Armed Forces, second home owners and those in the process of migrating to Cyprus are in shock following the announcement of a tax grab on their savings. As part of the agreement on an EU bailout package for the troubled island, the Cypriot government agreed to levy a tax on all private bank...