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(Im)migration Weekly Recap, May 19-24  

WASHINGTON —  Editor's note: We want you to know what's happening, why and how it could impact your life, family or business, so we created...
New BC PNP Tech Pilot draw invites skilled workers and graduates

New BC PNP Tech Pilot draw invites skilled workers and graduates

Details Written by The CanadaVisa Team on 01 May 2019 The Government of British Columbia...
Canada issues new Express Entry invitations to apply for permanent residence

Canada issues new Express Entry invitations to apply for permanent residence

The Canadian government has issued new invitations to apply for permanent residence to 3,350 Express Entry candidates in a draw held May 1.The minimum Comprehensive...

US Senate Passes Disaster Relief Bill Without Border Aid

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $19.1 billion in aid to help Americans rebound from a string of natural disasters, but without the...
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Africa: Becoming French Set to Get Harder for Immigrants

By Christina OkelloAs part of an overhaul of France's citizenship test to address concerns over social cohesion, the government is proposing a tough new...
Student Direct Stream to process Canadian study permit applications in 20 days

Student Direct Stream to process Canadian study permit applications in 20 days

Details Written by The CanadaVisa Team on 02 May 2019 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada...
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South Africa: Do Eight Professionals Leave South Africa for Every One That Comes In?

Claims For every one professional immigrating to South Africa, eight are leaving. Source: Johannes Wessels, director of the Enterprise Observatory of South Africa (April 2019) Verdict Explainer: No...
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Congo-Kinshasa: Rebel Groups Displace Thousands More

By Jean KassongoKinshasa — MORE than 100 000 people have fled their homes following attacks by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of...
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Rwanda: Immigration Directorate Warns Public Against Fraudsters

By James KaruhangaThe Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) has warned the general public about criminal elements who are promising unsuspecting individuals that...
Saskatchewan issues additional entrepreneur immigration invitations

Saskatchewan issues additional entrepreneur immigration invitations

Details Written by The CanadaVisa Team on 06 May 2019 In a May 2 round...
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Kenya: Ethical Questions Around Returning Dadaab Refugees ‘Home’

analysis The Kenyan government has ordered the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to close the Dadaab refugee camp. It has not stated its reasons for this,...
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Congo-Kinshasa: Zambia DRC Border Post Set for Facelift

By Michael ChaweThe Democratic Republic Congo and Zambia's Kasumbalesa border post is one typical African border. Dusty, crowded and suffocating. Do not forget the sweltering...
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Gambia: Drama Turns Young Gambians Away From ‘Desperate Route to Babylon’

By Nellie PeytonDakar — Janet Badjan-Young saw how performing arts could provide unemployed young Gambians with an alternative to illegally migrating to Europe when...
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Kenya: Canada Begs Kenya for a Million Immigrants? No, This Is False

In late April 2019 several Kenyan blogs published the same story using the same photo and same headline: "Canada's prime minister begs Kenya president...

UN Palestinian Refugee Agency Pleads for Funds

UNITED NATIONS —  The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees warned Wednesday that it would run out of money in a few weeks if donors...
Atlantic Immigration Pilot update allows open work permits for intermediate-skilled spouses

Atlantic Immigration Pilot update allows open work permits for intermediate-skilled spouses

Details Written by The CanadaVisa Team on 10 May 2019 An update to the Atlantic...

Migrant Surge Accelerates at US-Mexico Border 

CAPITOL HILL —  The Trump administration on Thursday said a surge of migrant arrivals at the southern U.S. border continues to accelerate, with more than...
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Tunisia: Dozens of Migrants Drown Off Coast of Tunisia After Heading to Italy

A boat carrying people towards Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, with dozens losing their lives in the deadliest migrant boat sinking in months....
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Ugandan South Africa Mission Runs Out of Passports

By Moses KyeyuneKampala — The Head of Uganda's Mission in South Africa, Ms Barbara Nekesa, has decried the stock out of passports that risks...
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Kenya: Police Disperse Refugees Outside UNHCR Offices in Nairobi

By Joseph MurayaNairobi — Police have lobbed teargas to disperse refugees who have been camping outside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees offices...

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