Visas. Legal news and articles for September 27 - 30, 2011

Bloggings on Immigration LawForeigners filling temporary jobs at North Carolina farmsUS easing toward E-VerifyNo Irish need apply? Ingratiating yourself with US employersUS Citizenship Should Not Be for SaleFarm-labor debate revives as N.C. issues thousands of visasMayor Bloomberg calls H-1B visa caps 'national suicide'Fairness For High Skilled Immigrants ActEmployment in Bahrain 'up during unrest'US Citizenship Should Not Be for SaleIrish Government exploring new options a future stream of US visasDeployment ban in Libya remains; alert level 4 status staysUzbekistan tightens procedure of recruiting foreign workersDOL postpones H-2B wage increaseUS Citizenship Should Not be for Sale

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Visa applications to be streamlined - by William J. Mbangula
New EraSeptember 1, 2011

A brainchild of Geingob, the EAS has so far managed to assist 160 entrepreneurs who have provided employment to 600 people. Outlining the aims and objectives of the EAS, Mungunda said the intention is to reduce the cost of setting up a business, ...more »

Lankan, Indonesian immigrants need medical in home country
Emirates 24/7September 14, 2011

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries announced on Wednesday that Indonesian and Sri Lankan nationals coming to the region on employment visas must get medical tests in their home countries and also have them attested by GCC embassies based in ...more »

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Bloggings on Immigration Law
ILW.comSeptember 30, 2011

... and are no threat to society, while making it more difficult than at any time in the past 20 years to get legal employment-based work visas and green cards, Obama's attempt to appeal to white anti-immigrant voters is incredibly stupid politics. ...more »

Foreigners filling temporary jobs at North Carolina farms
Sacramento BeeSeptember 30, 2011

... according to the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. The jobs, which pay $9.30 to $9.59 an hour, must first be advertised to Americans before foreign workers with H-2A visas — the name of the temporary agriculture work permits — can ...more »

US easing toward E-Verify
Westfair OnlineSeptember 30, 2011

... support for the bill, including the US Chamber of Commerce, the International Franchise Association and the National Restaurant Association. But some small businesses fear the Legal Workforce Act will pile onto their existing compliance costs. ...more »

No Irish need apply? Ingratiating yourself with US employers
Irish CentralSeptember 30, 2011

It can take a long time to secure a green card through employment (more than a year), but H-1B visas for foreign workers with bachelor's degrees or above are also available and are quicker to obtain. There are 65000 H-1B visas available to applicants ...more »

US Citizenship Should Not Be for Sale
Canada Free PressSeptember 30, 2011

The Chinese have figured out how to capture jobs inside the US by using our EB-5 visas (employment-based, fifth priority). Most Americans have never heard of this visa, but the Chinese are now planning to use it to build and run a casino labeled ...more »

Farm-labor debate revives as N.C. issues thousands of visas
Kansas City StarSeptember 29, 2011

... according to the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. The jobs, which pay $9.30 to $9.59 an hour, must first be advertised to Americans before foreign workers with H-2A visas - the name of the temporary agriculture work permits - can ...more »

Mayor Bloomberg calls H-1B visa caps 'national suicide'
ComputerworldSeptember 29, 2011

Computerworld - WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for "eliminating the cap on H-1B visas" and believes restrictive US visa policies -- particularly the limiting of employment-based green cards -- are a ...more »

Fairness For High Skilled Immigrants Act
ILW.comSeptember 29, 2011

The Immigration and Nationality Act generally provides that the total number of employment-based immigrant visas made available to natives of any foreign country in a year cannot exceed 7% of the total number of such visas made available in that year. ...more »

Employment in Bahrain 'up during unrest'
Trade ArabiaSeptember 29, 2011

“While the number of Bahrainis in employment increased, total employment decreased to reach 594925 workers, with non-Bahraini employment also falling by 0.4 per cent, to reach 453661.” The report said the number of visas issued to workers by the LMRA ...more »

US Citizenship Should Not Be for Sale
Right Side NewsSeptember 28, 2011

The Chinese have figured out how to capture jobs inside the US by using our EB-5 visas (employment-based, fifth priority). Most Americans have never heard of this visa, but the Chinese are now planning to use it to build and run a casino labeled ...more »

Irish Government exploring new options a future stream of US visas
Irish CentralSeptember 28, 2011

These discussions are continuing and we are pursuing that,” said Gilmore, referencing the annual 10500 E-3 visas that are available exclusively to citizens of Australia which allow for indefinite employment in the US But Gilmore said the government is ...more »

Deployment ban in Libya remains; alert level 4 status stays
Manila BulletinSeptember 27, 2011

It was learned that the two workers were found to have two working visas - one for Tunisia and one for Libya. A deployment agency has reportedly secured exit clearances to Tunisia from POEA satellite offices in Calamba, Laguna, Baguio City and Pampanga ...more »

Uzbekistan tightens procedure of recruiting foreign workers
Trend News AgencySeptember 27, 2011

Under the decree, if a foreign worker is already in Uzbekistan, the documents are accepted if he/she has the following visas: employment visa "E", business visa "B-1", "B-2" or service visa "S-3". The order does not apply to employees of diplomatic and ...more »

DOL postpones H-2B wage increase
Lawn & LandscapeSeptember 27, 2011

... US when qualified US workers are not available and the employment of foreign workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed US workers. The H-2B program is limited by law to a cap of 66000 visas per year. ...more »

US Citizenship Should Not be for Sale
Town HallSeptember 27, 2011

The Chinese have figured out how to capture jobs inside the US by using our EB-5 visas (employment-based, fifth priority). Most Americans have never heard of this visa, but the Chinese are now planning to use it to build and run a casino labeled ...more »

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