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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



United States Immigration System

United States is one of the most desired destinations for immigrants in the world. It is famous for giving the opportunity to everyone hungry for success and work. Everyone knows the moto “the land of endless opportunities”. For sure there is a reason for that and it stays for decades. It is proven that it […]

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Canadian vs U.S. Immigration Policies

Canada and the United States have very different immigration policies. One of the biggest difference between the migration systems of both countries is that Canadian immigration is based on employment and qualification while the U.S immigration is based primarily on family ties. Canadian migration policy is an example of an employment-based system with a lot […]

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US Work and Tourist Visas – A Short Guide

For those of you hoping to move to the US permanently, the Green Card and permanent residency are definitely the best approaches. But keep in mind there are numerous alternative visa options for you to go and settle there. Travel Visa If you are Irish or UK passport holder a citizen of one of the […]

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11 New Countries Eligible for US H-2A and H-2B visas

The US government will add 11 new countries to the list of eligible nationalities for H-2A and H-2B visas this year. The countries to be included to the scheme are Barbados, Belize, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Madagascar, Portugal, Sweden. This change was announced on 18th January, allowing US companies to hire […]

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Did You Know These Facts for July 4th?

1. The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia in 1776. 2. The first official 4th of July party was held at the White House in 1801. 3. The population of the United States in 1776 was about 2.5 million, spread around 13 states. Now, the population is more than 318 million, spread throughout […]

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US Business wants the government to proceed with the immigration reform

Heads of major US companies urged the government to proceed of the immigration reform if it wants US to retain the pace of its economic growth during the next decade. The Business Roundtable, an influential group representing top chief executives, said that fixing America’s “broken immigration system” would unleash a powerful force that drives growth […]

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Former US Vice President candidate calls for economic-based model of immigration

The former candidate for Vice President Paul Ryan has announced at a conference that the US government wants to move from the current family-based model of immigration to economic-based model of immigration.  Mr Ryan told the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council conference that this would require a ‘step-by-step approach’ and possibly as many as ‘seven […]

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Republicans may block the US immigration reform

The bitter disagreement between republicans and democrats about the debt ceiling and the government budget means that there is a very chance that the immigration reform will be passing through the congress during the current year. Before the last presidential elections, Barack Obama promised that he will make the immigration reform one of his main […]

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