Posted: April 27th, 2013 | Author: Matthew Alberto | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
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Immigrations has been a hot topic in the US for a number of years. The general debate on whether or not the US government should allow more foreigners into the country is one that is not an easy decision to make. However, there are positives and negatives to this. For example, it can help grow the economy by showing support to countries that are currently in war or have a large number of refugees isolated.
President Obama has said that comprehensive changes to US immigration laws are a "moral imperative", and that immigration reform can also improve the US economy and national security. As America was built as a nation of immigrants, it seems hypocritical to turn away from open immigration policies today.
Obama said that the US needs to bring illegal immigrants out of the underground economy while it also bolsters border security. The president will continue his campaign for immigration reform with interviews at the White House with three Spanish-language TV stations. Senate Democrats are renewing their push for legislation allowing some younger illegal aliens to gain legal status, in an appeal to the large Latino voting block. Republicans in both houses of Congress oppose this immigration measure, and blocked the so-called "Dream Act" in the Senate last year.
Posted: April 19th, 2013 | Author: Matthew Alberto | Filed under: News | No Comments »
A Jamaican Senate bill will exempt certain categories of Caribbean Community (Caricom) nationals from the country's work permit requirement. The changes are in keeping with Chapter Three of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, which establishes Caricom and the Caricom Single Market and Economy.
Some categories of workers who will be exempted from work permits include self-employed persons, nurses, teachers, those who hold associates degrees, artisans with vocational qualifications and household domestics. The bill was also amended to limit the exemptions to those who are seeking long term work in Jamaica rather than temporary assignments or business. There will also be an increase in fines and penalties for breaches of the work permit requirements. For example, the current fine to an employer for hiring a foreign national without a work permit is $200, but this will be increased to $500,000 under the new law.
Posted: April 11th, 2013 | Author: Amit Gupta | Filed under: Misc | No Comments »
Hyderabad has made a huge progress over the last four years but in spite of all the transformation, the one thing that hasn't changed is the embarrassing condition of the city's passport office. Almost all Hyderabad citizens have reported that their battle for a passport has gone from worse to worst over the years.
Even the law hasn't been able to help the citizens as they come back disappointed most of the time. Moreover, these courts are supposed to solve public concerns and quicken the process of issuing a passport. The official norms say that a passport applied through regular process should be delivered within 30 working days. This scheme has failed as the passport applicants regret that their wait for the passport has become longer.