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USA immigration reform is now a womens rights issue

USA immigration reform is now a womens rights issue
The push to change the USA’s broken immigration system is slowly picking up more backers from likely and unlikely areas, with feminist groups the latest to climb on board. Given the long history of advocacy contained in feminist and women’s rights group, it’s no surprise that immigration reform is now being vocally supported by...

Aussie psychotherapist wrongly refused UK long-stay visa

Aussie psychotherapist wrongly refused UK long-stay visa
London-based psychotherapist Mariam Miller, originally from Australia, was told she had 28 days to leave the UK, judged on the wrong criteria for her situation. Miller arrived in the UK with her Italian husband in 2005, after some years in Europe. Within six months she’d sold her home in Italy and bought a house in London, having...

Murdoch News Corp face lawsuit for racism against Kiwi migrants

Murdoch News Corp face lawsuit for racism against Kiwi migrants
News Corp, owned by controversial media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is under fire for racist comments about Kiwi immigrants in several of its newspapers and may be sued by Kiwi rights group OzKiwi. Last Saturday, the Northern Territory News, the Brisbane Courier Mail and several other papers under the News Corp umbrella ran articles describing...

US immigration fraud peaks as reform drags on

US immigration fraud peaks as reform drags on
Scam artists in the US are preying on the vulnerable in ever-increasing numbers as immigration reform creaks its way through the democratic process. When reform is in the offing but taking far longer than its supporters hoped, scam artists multiply to take advantage of scared people trying to avoid deportation until the reforms are voted...

Irish emigrant group campaigns for migrants right to vote

Irish emigrant group campaigns for migrants right to vote
A recently-launched young Irish emigrant group is campaigning for the right to vote in the 2018 Presidential election to be extended to all Irish migrants living overseas. The group, named ‘We’re Coming Back’, is urging all Irish citizens across the world to raise a glass and toast the cause of emigrant voting. ‘We’re Coming...

Spanish residency permits with home purchase plan damaged by demolitions

Spanish residency permits with home purchase plan damaged by demolitions
The endless confusion and heartbreak being caused by Spain’s answer to corruption within the construction industry is likely to rebound on those who purchase expensive homes to obtain residency permits. The government’s hamfisted attempts to deal with the expat property scandal by enforcing regional interference in legally built homes...

Russian crackdown on expat property investors and home buyers

Russian crackdown on expat property investors and home buyers
The Russian government is working on changes to existing foreign property ownership laws which will bar expats from either buying or renting homes outside Moscow without the authorities’ permission. According to a report by the Economic Development Ministry, the changes are being drafted together with the Federal Security Service and...

Nigerian visa scammer still in fake marriage after sentencing

Nigerian visa scammer still in fake marriage after sentencing
In spite of his fake marriage to an Auckland woman in 2004, arranged so that he could obtain permanent residency ad work permit, Nigerian immigration scammer Anthony Okechukwu is still living with his wife. Okechukwu was convicted last month and sentenced to eight months’ home detention for providing misleading and false information to...

Destinations for US expats avoiding FATCA are shrinking fast

Destinations for US expats avoiding FATCA are shrinking fast
Would-be US migrants looking for a haven well out of the reach of the dreaded FATCA and the Internal Revenue Service are finding their options decreasing by the month. So many nations are panting to be included in the scheme, mostly to avoid a US withholding tax on their financial transactions taking place in the USA, that the US Treasury...

Over 75 per cent of Americans back new US immigration policy

Over 75 per cent of Americans back new US immigration policy
A recent CNN poll showed that 82 per cent of American citizens were in favour of the new immigrations policy now being debated in the House of Representatives. A high percentage of respondents backed the part of the programme which allows undocumented workers to remain in the country and apply for citizenships provided they have worked for...