25 Apr 06

Bush supports guest-worker proposals

President Bush has urged Democrats and Republicans to come together to adopt a middle-ground policy on immigration, whilst declaring his support for the implementation of a guest-worker programme.
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24 Apr 06

Bush to outline immigration reform

President Bush will today explain his plans to allow more foreigners to work legally in the United States in a speech in Irvine, California, a state that has been the scene of recent protests calling for immigrant rights.
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21 Mar 06

Bill Gates joins the H1-B visa lobby

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates visited Washington D.C. last week to lend support to his Washington lobby office; they are trying to persuade the Senate to expand the number of H1-B visas issued.
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27 Feb 06

America to issue e-passports later in 2006

The United States is issuing electronic passports as part of a pilot program for diplomatic passports, and plans to issue U.S. e-passports to the American public at all domestic passport agencies by the end of 2006, the State Department announced.
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09 Feb 06

Business leader calls for US immigration reform

During a live question and answer session hosted by prominent newspaper the Financial Times, Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor maker, called for comprehensive immigration reform to make the US more competitive.
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20 Jan 06

H1-B Visa Exemption Cap Reached

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced on Wednesday that the annual exemption cap on H-1B visas was reached four months into the current fiscal year.
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16 Dec 05

Bill Passes in US House of Representatives to Eliminate Greencard Lottery

The House of Representatives passed a bill that contains an amendment to eliminate the diversity visa lottery.
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07 Dec 05

Citizenship test getting back to basics

Questions on the nation's citizenship test will be revised to focus on basic civics and won't be the sort that would stir academic debate, the head of the federal citizenship office said Tuesday.
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02 Dec 05

TSA unveils enhanced security screening procedures and changes to the prohibited items list

Airline travelers can expect to see more random screenings, fewer prohibited items and a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce more dedicated to detecting and defeating more serious threats, such as explosives.
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21 Nov 05

Computer staffing firm to pay US$2.65 million for immigration law violations

An American computer staffing firm has agreed to pay $US2.25 million in back wages to 232 computer professionals and a US$400,000 fine to settle immigration law violations.
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09 Nov 05

Visa Bulletin for December 2005: Immigrant numbers

Immigrant Numbers For December 2005
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