US Immigration

US passport isn't the draw it once was

US passport isn't the draw it once was

Jonathan Wajskol, an Italian graphic designer who moved to the US about three decades ago, has a life with all the hallmarks of an immigrant success story: graduate studies at an American university; a successful international firm with partners in Milan and Beijing; and a residence in Greenwich Village where he lives with his wife and two children.

Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 3:31am

Hi-tech firms hail US immigration bill

US Senator Orrin Hatch. Photo: Reuters

More than any other group, the hi-tech industry got big wins in an immigration bill approved by the US Senate Judiciary Committee last week, thanks to concerted lobbying, an ideally positioned Senate ally and weak opposition.

28 May 2013 - 4:07am

US senate vote helps illegal immigrants take first step to citizenship

Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote after supporters sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.

23 May 2013 - 5:38am

Landmark US immigration bill clears key Senate hurdle

Immigration activists gather to pray on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Monday, before the Senate Judiciary Committee began work on a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions. Photo: AP

A sweeping overhaul of the US immigration system took a major step toward viability on Tuesday when a Senate panel gave bipartisan approval to a landmark bill offering a path to citizenship for millions.

22 May 2013 - 4:16pm

US airports to track immigrant departures

Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Photo: Reuters

Electronic systems for tracking departures of immigrants and other foreigners from the United States could be installed at major US airports under a plan approved by a congressional panel this week.

22 May 2013 - 4:35am

US senators unveil immigration reform bill

Senator John McCain speaks to the media about the Senate's immigration reform bill at the US Capitol in Washington. Photo: AFP

A group of Democratic and Republican US senators on Tuesday unveiled long-awaited landmark legislation to remove the threat of deportation for millions of illegal immigrants and give them an opportunity to eventually become US citizens.

17 Apr 2013 - 4:08am