Saturday, 31 October 2020 05:56

It’s taken nearly 300 years, but one of the oldest practices in the United States is finally joining the digital age. In a blog post last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) declared that the American immigration system would finally be joining the 21st century and enjoying all the tech benefits that have come with the times.
Economic opportunity has always been the prime force behind waves of emigration—usually in a single direction. But sometimes, over the long term, the pendulum swings both ways, which is the case with Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
Donald Trump's latest stance on immigration reform suggests that he wants a merit-based system to allow more "outstanding" individuals to remain in the country. “If somebody’s been outstanding, we try and work something out.”
Statistics Lithuania informs that an annual publication Demographic Yearbook 2014 has been released. The publication provides statistical information about the structure and demographic development of the Lithuanian population: birth and death rates, marriages, divorces, migration. Comparable demographic statistics of the European Union member states and population projections of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) are provided.
Growing up in a Jamaican household, if anyone had told me that when I was older I would be a Muslim, I would have laughed. Witnessing Islam in urban Britain, it felt so Asian, so male and so backward.
The wealthy suburb of Casale San Nicola on the outskirts of Rome, where well-off Italians escape the chaos of the capital and retreat into their multi-million euro villas nestled between cypress trees, seems like an unlikely flashpoint for the migrant crisis in Italy.
Immigration has been at the centre of Slovakia’s public discourse in recent weeks, and though it may seem so, the issue is hardly a new one. Vietnamese people, for instance, have lived in Slovakia since the 1970s and today the community totals some 20,000.
One of the world’s most popular wealth-migration schemes, Quebec’s Immigrant Investor Programme, has failed to reach its target of applications for the first time, as wealthy Chinese look for alternatives to Canada’s turmoil-plagued millionaire-migration systems.
A controversial immigration bill criticised as excessively lenient came under fire from the centre-Right opposition on Monday as France struggles to cope with the growing migrant crisis.
Education, particularly higher education, is one of this country’s great success stories. Every year thousands of students come here to learn and along the way they become lifelong friends of Britain.
The number of immigrants born outside Europe who came to live in this country after winning EU citizenship elsewhere has tripled in the last decade, a new report has confirmed.
The number of displaced people fleeing from war, conflict or persecution and looking for a better future in other countries has exceeded 59 million, the highest number since World War II, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Vulnerable children are at risk of having to represent themselves in immigration tribunals because they no longer qualify for legal aid, according to a report by the Children’s Society.
A new Media Matters report on the "single issue syndrome" found that Spanish-language Sunday shows continue to devote considerable attention to immigration at the apparent expense of issues equally important to the Latino community. In addition, although Latinos make up more than 17 percent of the U.S. population, only 4 percent of guests on English-language Sunday shows between January 4 and May 3, 2015 were Hispanic - a drop of 42 percent from their 2014 appearances over a similar time period.
An Internet rumor that hundreds of thousands of ethnic Korean residents are to be deported has seen immigration bureaus nationwide deluged with “tips” from bounty seekers and others about neighbors who in fact remain legal residents.
New Zealand annual net migration rose to a new record in June as arrivals continued to be bolstered by Chinese and Indian students, while fewer locals departed for Australia.
About 400 people met in Prague Saturday in protest against the EU, Islam and the recent immigration of refugees to Europe, and heard speaker Jan Jiskra calling on the government not to accept any refugees, to outlaw Islam and the sharia law and to protect Czech borders more toughly.
Frustrated by Washington's inaction on immigration issues, California lawmakers are considering a measure to allow work permits for farmworkers living in the country illegally.
Sir Leszek Borysiewicz draws on his own background as the child of Polish immigrants to counter ‘negative’ rhetoric on immigration.
Foreign students will be banned from working in the UK while they study and will be forced to leave the country as soon as they finish their course under tough new rules unveiled by Theresa May, the Home Secretary.

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