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H-1B Application Window Opens April 2
InformationWeekMarch 1, 2012

Controversial visa program allows foreign-born tech pros to work in the US for up to six years. By Paul McDougall InformationWeek Foreign nationals seeking high-tech and other specialty employment in the US can submit applications for H-1B visas for ...more »

Bowen cuts immigration redtape for business
Australasian Bus and CoachMarch 9, 2012

He says the Government will establish a fast-tracked pathway from the temporary skilled sub-class 457 visa to permanent residence under the employer-sponsored visa program, enabling skilled migrants to settle and work in regional and metropolitan ...more »

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H-1B visa applications to be accepted from April 2: US
Deccan HeraldMarch 28, 2012

Applications for the most sought after H-1B work visa – used extensively by Indian IT professionals – for the fiscal beginning October 1, would be accepted beginning April 2, a federal immigration agency announced Tuesday. The congressionally mandated ...more »

India's IT firms hire US workers as they fight for visas
PC AdvisorMarch 28, 2012

By Patrick Thibodeau | Computerworld US | 27 March 12 India's IT firms have been lobbying US officials to improve access to work visas by telling them, in part, that they are hiring more American workers. India's effort to gain unfettered access to ...more »

India's IT firms hire US workers as they fight for visas
ITworld.comMarch 28, 2012

March 27, 2012, 9:27 PM — India's IT firms have been lobbying US officials to improve access to work visas by telling them, in part, that they are hiring more American workers. India's effort to gain unfettered access to work visa faces increasing ...more »

Cultural exchange or cheap labor? -- Country clubs hire foreigners on student ...
Palm Beach PostMarch 27, 2012

US Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca-Raton, Alcee Hastings-D-Miramar and Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, all expressed concern about the effect of guestworkers on local employment. Aaronson focused the task force on reducing the Labor Department visas.more »

Cultural exchange or cheap labor? Palm Beach Country clubs hire foreigners on ...
Palm Beach PostMarch 27, 2012

US Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca-Raton, Alcee Hastings-D-Miramar and Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, all expressed concern about the effect of guestworkers on local employment. Aaronson focused the task force on reducing the Labor Department visas.more »

India's IT firms hire US workers as they fight for visas
ComputerworldMarch 27, 2012

By Patrick Thibodeau Computerworld - India's IT firms have been lobbying US officials to improve access to work visas by telling them, in part, that they are hiring more American workers. India's effort to gain unfettered access to work visa faces ...more »

Brazil puts expats on notice with Chevron charges
ReutersMarch 27, 2012

By Jeffrey Jones and Jeb Blount | CALGARY/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian criminal charges against energy industry employees over an oil spill have made foreign workers leery of new legal risks, but so far concerns seem to be outweighed by the ...more »

State Dept. Confirms Criticism of Student Guestworker Program: It's About Work...
In These TimesMarch 27, 2012

So compared to other employment-based visas (many of which have themselves been harshly criticized for weak standards), the J-Visa offers firms a convenient escape hatch from regulations designed to prevent employers from undermining domestic workforce ...more »

The life and times of a Sri Lankan migrant worker
World Socialist Web SiteMarch 27, 2012

I had to spend nearly 15000 rupees ($US120)—a lot of money for us—to get a visa for Saudi Arabia and pay the employment agency that sent me there using someone else's passport. I was just 22 when I started working as a housemaid again in Saudi Arabia.more »

India shows concerns to US over rejection of H1B, L1 visas
Democratic UndergroundMarch 27, 2012

India expressed concern over the rejection of visas in both H1B and L1 categories for Indians, while it has gone up for other countries. H1B is work permit for temporary workers, while L1 visas are issued for intracompany transfers that allow companies ...more »

Fire Up America's Jobs Factory With Aid for Startups
BloombergMarch 26, 2012

Kauffman advocates the expansion of visas for foreign entrepreneurs and more green cards to enable foreign students who study science to work in the US Still, the JOBS Act at least represents a clear acknowledgment that the US has a dearth of ...more »

Students visas abused as 50000 enter UK for employment not studies
The GuardianMarch 26, 2012

MPs called for the troubled UK Border Agency to "get a grip and fix the way it deals with student visas" after saying the report exposed one of the most shocking examples of poor management leading to abuse. The NAO said the agency introduced a ...more »

Klobuchar part of effort to increase international tourism to the United States
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersMarch 26, 2012

The Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act builds on Klobuchar's efforts to help alleviate the long and burdensome process for international travelers to receive US visas by allowing travelers to expedite the processing of business and ...more »

Issues and problems with CW
Saipan TribuneMarch 26, 2012

In today's column we will examine some issues and problems that we have experienced in working with the CW program. There were problems from the onset with the CW program, caused mostly by delay by the Department of Homeland Security in issuing the ...more »

Emirates ID will replace labour card
gulfnews.comMarch 24, 2012

Dubai residents, whose residence visas expire this year, can register and renew their ID cards at the time of renewal of their visas. Expatriates in Sharjah are required to register and renew their ID cards before February 1; Abu Dhabi residents must ...more »

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