Canadian specialized nurses will be allowed to work on U.S. visas

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has apparently reversed a misinterpretation of visa rules that had put at risk the ability of highly specialized Canadian registered nurses to work in hospitals in Detroit and other cities along the northern border. Last week, Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System sounded an alarm after hearing Canadian nurses had been denied renewals of…

No Australian Free Visa for the Pakistani Passport Holders

The Australian government announced that all the news is fake, related to the free visa for the Pakistani passport holders. This news is spread by fake websites and is of no use for the Pakistani passport holders. Australian immigration department has announced that all the news that Pakistani passport holders get to know about the…

New Zealand burglary rate increases 12 percent

Police Minister Judith Collins says an immigration-fuelled increase in New Zealand’s population means more opportunity for burglaries. Latest crime statistics show burglaries in New Zealand are on the rise, with the number of burglaries around the country has risen 11.9 percent in the past year. “It’s pretty clear to me that if you have more…

Australia asylum: Why is it controversial?

Does Australia get a lot of asylum seekers? Australia’s humanitarian intake has remained relatively steady over the last 20 years, with around 12,000 to 13,000 people typically accepted every year. In 2015-16, Australia accepted 13,750 people through its humanitarian programme and has committed to accepting an additional 12,000 refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq. Asylum seekers…

Nauru Bans Unsympathetic Danish MPs from Detention Centre Visit

A delegation of Danish politicians has cancelled a planned visit to Nauru after the island’s government barred two MPs Critical of Australia‘s immigration regime and one with a Muslim background who was born in Syria. The fact-finding mission was designed to scrutinise the Nauru detention centre to assess whether such immigration policies should be enforced in…

Abuse Rife in Australian Immigration Centre: Leaked Reports

Thousands of leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm in Australian immigration facilities on Nauru were published today, prompting rights groups to renew calls for refugees to be resettled elsewhere. Under Canberra’s current policy, asylum-seekers arriving by boat are sent to the remote Pacific island of Nauru or Papua New Guinea’s…

The Horrors of Nauru: Australia’s Abusive Offshore Asylum System Exposed

“We’ll toil with hearts and hands, To make this Commonwealth of ours, Renowned of all the lands,” chimes our national anthem. “For those who’ve come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share. With courage let us all combine, To Advance Australia Fair.” Australia. The land of plenty. Where everyone gets a “fair go”. Well,…

Many With Different Visas, Different Look Struggle For Work

Many people on Independent Skill and other special-category visas are facing significant difficulties finding work in their areas of qualification — or work at all. That is one of the findings in the Scanlon Foundation report “Australians Today” that looks closely at social cohesion in the country. One respondent in the survey of 10,000 people…

Border And Immigration Workers Strike At Australian Airports And Ports

Australian Department of Immigration and Border Force (DIBP) personnel, mostly members of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), joined 24-hour stoppages from last Thursday. The union staggered the strikes over three days, affecting international airports, ports and other sites across the country. The DIBP stoppages are part of a long-running enterprise agreement campaign involving…

The Claim That Locking Asylum Seekers up in Nauru and PNG Saves Lives Is Bogus

It is not a secret that the offshore detention on Nauru and Manus Island of asylum seekers trying to reach Australia by boat is inhumane. But the Nauru files recently published by the Guardian are still shocking. The leaked incident reports document assaults, sexual abuse and self-harm attempts mostly among the most vulnerable: children. They…