Canada may abolish ‘Citizenship by birth’

Canada, 29th August: Canada is reviewing its ‘Citizenship by birth’ right to any individual getting birth on Canada soil.

Its being predicted that Canada may abolish its ‘Citizenship by Birth” in the coming times.

Restricting Canada Citizenship by Birth?—As per a report prepared in 2013, Canada has been working out on restricting the much coveted and highly sought-after privelege—Canada citizenship by birth.

As per the current rules, any individual getting birth on Canada soil becomes a Canadian citizen by virtue of the Canada Citizenship by birth right.

Changed Canada Dependent Child Definition becomes effective

Canada, 29th August: Canada has changes the definition of ‘Dependent Child’ for its immigration schemes.

So, with effect from 1st August, 2014, new rules for ‘Dependent Child’ have come into force for all Canada immigration programs.

New Canada Dependent Child definition effective—Canada has redefined the ‘dependent Child’ for the purposes of Canada immigration programs. And all immigrants wanting to come to Canada under Canada immigration programs will have to abide by the new definition becoming effective from 1st August this year.

Germany announces crackdown on welfare abuse by immigrants

Germany, 29th August: Germany is going to introduce new restrictions to help curb immigrant welfare abuse.

Germany has launched a crackdown on welfare tourism for migrants from other EU states. This has been revealed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

Germany to cap social-welfare benefit for migrants—Migrants coming to Germany will now be subject to new tougher restrictions for welfare access. The new tougher clampdown by Germany comes following alleged abuse of welfare benefits by migrants from other EU(European Union) nations.

Quebec Immigration Cap Reached

Canada, 28th August: The annual quota for Quebec Skilled Worker Program has been filled.

As a result, no more applications for Quebec Skilled Worker Program will be accepted until the month of April next year.

Quebec immigration closed until April 2015—The annual cap for Quebec Skilled Worker Program has been reached. And its being announced that the immigration stream is now closed for any further applications. New applications for Quebec Skilled Worker Program will not be accepted until April 2015.

UK’s Family-First tearing families apart

United Kingdom, 28th August: The UK government’s much publicized family-first policy is proving bad for couples.

Its being alleged that restrictive UK visa rules are tearing families apart.

Vague UK family visa rules- a shame—The UK Prime Minister has been claiming that he puts families above everything else. But, despite his reiterations, the UK government has been introducing UK visa rules that are proving too restrictive for the foreigners.

US to consider spousal abuse claims by immigrants

United States, 28th August: A US government immigration board has announced that domestic violence victims will now qualify for US asylum.

The decision has been taken by the board of immigration appeals of the Department of Justice.

US opens gates for spousal abuse victims claiming asylum—The latest ruling by the US Department of Justice’s board of immigration appeals comes in a Guatemalan woman’s case.

Glyndwr University suspended over visa sponsorship issue

United Kingdom, 27th August: Glyndwr University’s Trusted Sponsor Status is still suspended.

Any decision is still awaited as a UK Government deadline has passed and the university is unable to enroll foreign students till any further orders by the UK government.

UK’s Glyndwr University Trusted Sponsor Status under suspension—The Trusted Sponsor Status of Glyndwr University is still suspended. This means the university can not enroll overseas students wanting to come and study in the UK.

No US EB-5 Visas for China until October

United States, 27th August: The US State Department has announced that the US EB-5 visas will not be available to Chinese nationals through 30th September this year.

30th September, 2014 happens to be the last date of the FY(Fiscal Year) 2014.

That’s because the Chinese nationals have already been granted the maximum number of US EB-5 immigrant visas during this FY.

No US EB-5 visas for Chinese until 1st October—Chinese nationals can apply for US EB-5 visas from 1st October this year. This is because the new FY begins from 1st October this year as the FY 2014 comes to an end on 30th September this year.

Cook, café manager hot jobs for 457 skilled visas

Australia, 27th August: Although the controversy surrounding Australia 457 visas is not getting towards any amicable solution, at least of now, the fact is that cook and restaurant or café manager are the hot jobs for foreigners on 457 visas.

Australia’s food services and accomodation sector happens to be the major employer of foreign workers. And its this sector which is going to suffer a big blow with the absence of foreign talent, its being maintained.

Cook, café/restaurant manager hot jobs in Australia—Are you a cook or a café/restaurant manager wanting to work in Australia? Well, you will be glad to know that despite the much debated controversy concerning Australia 457 visas, cook and restaurant or café manager are the top jobs for foreigners on 457 skilled worker visas.

Obama considering 800,000 US H-1B visas annually

United States, 26th August: The US is considering increased number of US Green Cards and US H-1B visas soon.

Yes, as per the proposals, the US President Barack Obama wants to increase the annual quota for US Green Cards and US H-1B visas by around 800,000 annually.

Around 800,000 US Green Cards, US H-1B visas annually?—The US is considering proposals to increase the Guest-worker visas by nearly 800,000 annually. Details reveal that US may free up around 800,000 additional US Guest worker visas in the first year.

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Its being predicted that Canada may abolish its ‘Citizenship by Birth” in the coming times.

Restricting Canada Citizenship by Birth?—As per a report prepared in 2013, Canada has been working out on restricting the much coveted and highly sought-after privelege—Canada citizenship by birth.

As per the current rules, any individual getting birth...