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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...

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 immigration bill to help undocumented Irish migrants get citizenship

US immigration bill to help undocumented Irish migrants get citizenship
The passing of the US immigration bill from the Senate to the House of Representatives is giving hope to undocumented Irish immigrants desperate to achieve full citizenship. According to Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, the successful passage of the bill through the House will give illegal Irish immigrants a chance to emerge from the shadows of...

Controversial Immigration Bill heads for House of Representatives

Controversial Immigration Bill heads for House of Representatives
Even although the most comprehensive immigration reform bill for decades has passed the Senate with strong support, its acceptance by the House is in no way guaranteed. Now considered a major milestone in the development of America’s immigration laws, the bill could well present the outcome long awaited by both Democrats and...