With a strict quota of 65,000, American authorities have begun taking applications from people looking to move to the country to take up a skilled or professional job.
The speech marking the beginning of US President Barack Obama's second term in office held out the prospect of immigration reform designed to encourage more highly-skilled entrants into the country.
Re-elected president Barack Obama has pledged to put immigration reform higher up his agenda in his second term in office.
Substantially more money is spent on enforcing America's immigration laws than on administering all other federal criminal laws, a think tank has discovered.
Canada's immigration chiefs have announced that they will let more foreign students and temporary workers from overseas into the country next year.
An important consideration – and worry – for people looking to relocate overseas is the kind of welcome they can expect to receive.
Learning the lingo remains the biggest obstacle which faces many people whose work takes them overseas.
As the Olympic competitors, helpers and other members of the 'Games family' head home today, the outstanding success of Team GB is prompting some to ask whether there will now be a surge of expats returning home, riding this new wave of good feeling.
The retention by American authorities of the cap on the number of skilled migrants allowed to settle in the country is holding back the economy, according to a group of top academics.
Expats who still want to make use of their marketable skills to earn money while they enjoy their new lifestyle are being targeted by a new company offering them remote working opportunities.
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