Valerie Johnston

About Valerie Johnston

Valerie Johnston lives in East Texas and has been a professional writer for 10 years covering a wide range of topics including immigration and immigration law.

Australia First? New Immigration Policies Crack Down on Skilled Workers

April 28th, 2017|Australia|

By: Valerie Johnston Last week, Australia’s government unveiled an overhaul to the way the country will assess and accept foreign immigrants. Previously considered one of the most immigrant-friendly countries in the world, the new measures could mean that Australia is no longer a prospective home for many skilled workers around the world. The primary reason [...]

Less Tolerant, or Just More Determined? Swedes After Stockholm Attack

April 26th, 2017|Europe|

By: Valerie Johnston Historically, Sweden has had its fair share of “fool me once” moments. Although Swedes have maintained a culture of welcoming hospitality for immigrants and refugees throughout the past several decades, moments such as the attack in Stockholm are starting to take their toll. Despite being one of the few nations to openly [...]

Trudeau Struggling to Keep Public Favor in Face of Illegal Immigration

April 7th, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston Illegal immigration across the U.S. to Canada border continues to rise as U.S. President Trump forces new legislation that could begin deporting certain residents of the country. African and Middle Eastern immigrants, among others, have begun crossing the Canadian border in hopes of finding asylum – but the reception from the Canadian [...]

Migrant Workers in Canada Get a Boost Towards Residency

April 7th, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston In the first study to ever examine how temporary workers benefit from Canada’s immigration system, Statistics Canada recently revealed that 21% of all migrant workers become permanent residents – which is more than twice the rate from just 20 years ago. In fact, migrant workers in the 1990s had only a 9% [...]

Poll Shows Europeans Want Muslim Migration Ban

April 5th, 2017|Europe|

By: Valerie Johnston When U.S. President Trump first enacted the 90-day ban on Muslim-majority states, which also froze refugee arrivals, Europe was initially outraged. From London Mayor Sadiq Khan to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump received severe criticism from many angles. While there was praise from right-wing parties such as Nigel Farage and Geert Wilders, the [...]

Millionaires Flock Down Under

April 5th, 2017|Australia|

By: Valerie Johnston These days, millionaires are leaving behind Malibu, Beverly Hills, and Hawaii, in favour of the shores of Australia. A study by a South African research group found that Australia saw 11,000 millionaire migrants made their way to Australia in 2016, of the 82,000 total that immigrated to a new country. This put Australia [...]

Study Finds Alarming Number of Detained Children of Immigrants

April 5th, 2017|Canada|

By: Valerie Johnston Between the years of 2011 and 2015, an average of 48 children per year were detained in immigration detention centres in Toronto. The children were Canadian-born citizens, whose immigrant parents were detained due to illegal or questionable status in the country. The children, rather than being separated from their parents, were placed in [...]