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Merkel urges Germans to accept immigration policy changes

Merkel urges Germans to accept immigration policy changes
In a game-changing speech delivered earlier this week German chancellor Angela Merkel urged the German people to face up to the hard facts of essential changes in immigration policy. Merkel’s speech at a government-backed conference focused on Germany’s demographic challenges and the social legacy of unchecked immigration over...

Canada ramps up search for skilled immigrants in specific trades

Canada ramps up search for skilled immigrants in specific trades
Canada’s state and national governments are ramping up their search for skilled workers, targeting the USA as well as the UK, continental Europe and other world nations. The Canadian immigration office now considers itself part of a global competition to gain the most skilled tradespeople and entrepreneurs, a contest it’s determined...

Germany reels under surge in immigrants from EU countries

Germany reels under surge in immigrants from EU countries
Migrants from crisis-hit countries including Greece, Italy and Spain are heading to Germany, causing the biggest increase in incomer numbers in 20 years. Germany’s Federal Statistics Office yesterday released figures showing that over a million immigrants entered the country in 2012, an increase of 13 per cent on 2011’s figures. The...

Australian government to invest AU$ millions in promoting multiculturalism

Australian government to invest AU$ millions in promoting multiculturalism
New measures to support multiculturalism in Australia’s diverse communities are set to cost the government a total of AU$15 million in grants to local immigrant neighbourhoods. The scheme was announced by the Minister of Multicultural Affairs, Kate Lundy, and is aimed at embracing the benefits of multiculturalism as well as maintaining...

Immigrant impact on town transformation underscores US visa reform

Immigrant impact on town transformation underscores US visa reform
The impact of immigration on one small town in New York State is being seen as an encouragement to the Senate to pass the immigration reform bill. Two decades since he arrived from Mexico as an illegal immigrant, one entrepreneur in this one small town now owns two restaurants, is starting a third, has five employees and is known for his...

Expat entrepreneurs in niche markets do well in China

Expat entrepreneurs in niche markets do well in China
While expat workers are being forced out of the Chinese marketplace by returning locals, those who’ve identified niche markets and started their own businesses are doing well. Major Beijing and Shanhai companies are now staffing with Mandarin speakers who’ve spent some years working in the West before returning to the home country....

Changes to Oz visa 485 allows advanced graduates longer stays

Changes to Oz visa 485 allows advanced graduates longer stays
An announcement by Australia’s Immigration and Citizenship Department will be good news for advanced degree holders wishing to extend their stay in the country. The original Post-Study Visa 485, introduced seven years ago, allowed foreigners studying at Australian universities to stay in the country for 18 months after they graduated....

Canadian immigration boss assures new rules will fix dysfunctional system

Canadian immigration boss assures new rules will fix dysfunctional system
After admitting that Canada’s dysfunctional immigration system has admitted a flood of low-standard workers rather than solving a skills shortage, immigration minister Jason Kenny announced new rules would solve the problem. The new reforms will include a requirement that foreign workers submit an educational assessment include any...

Australia and US issue warning over visa admin scams

Australia and US issue warning over visa admin scams
The American and Australian immigration authorities are warning expats looking for professional help and advice on visa requirements and applications to beware of crooks posing as immigration officials. Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship is citing reports that phone scammers are targeting the country’s international...

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...