Visas. Legal news and articles for September 26 - 30, 2012

The Art Of Building TrustRoss DeVol: 5 ways to boost job growthWoman gets two years for duping Haitian workers in visa scamSaudi- Exit visa processing of OFWs beginsWoman gets two years for duping Haitian workers in visa scamTrying to fill 6000 jobs, Microsoft pitches $10000 H-1B visaNew South Asian consultant committee for Australian governmentMicrosoft offers US big bucks for H-1B visasSaudi Arabia to resume issuing work visas for Pinoy domestic helpers in OctoberCabinet approves 5000 Palestinian work permitsMore visas for immigrantsSaudi Arabia to resume issuing work visas for Pinoys DHs in OctoberSTEM Visa Reform Bills Would Exclude BiosciencesInvestment visas pump millions into MiamiWork visas for Filipinos to resume

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Hiring Foreigners for Secondary Jobs
The Moscow Times (blog)September 3, 2012

Secondary employment rules for foreign citizens holding visas are generally the same as for foreigners arriving on a visa-free basis, except for a single nuance related to a visa. Specifically, a foreigner may hold a visa from one employer only. Hence ...more »

Immigration Reform News and Impact on US Homeland Security Sept 17, 2012
Right Side NewsSeptember 18, 2012

In addition to helping foreign students qualify for EB-6 and EB-7 green cards, the legislation creates a new non-immigrant student visa category. This new visa is specifically created for foreign students seeking entry to U.S. universities to study in ...more »

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The Art Of Building Trust
Manila BulletinSeptember 30, 2012

This is also why five months ago, they started processing Jobseeker's Visa to Norway. “They're opening their doors to other nationalities like Filipinos,” she explains, adding that foreigners can now look for work there for free. She makes it clear ...more »

Ross DeVol: 5 ways to boost job growth
The Providence Journal (blog)September 29, 2012

The problem: Currently, the U.S. caps employment-based (EB) visas at 140,000, significantly below smaller countries that enjoy boosts to aggregate demand from foreign talent and investors. For example, Canada, which has a population one-tenth the size ...more »

Woman gets two years for duping Haitian workers in visa scam
Sun-SentinelSeptember 29, 2012

The whole point of the scam was to make false statements about how much work was available to the federal government in order to get visas issued to the Haitians, who would then pay Dorval and her associates "substantial fees based on false promises of ...more »

Saudi- Exit visa processing of OFWs begins
MENAFN.COMSeptember 29, 2012

Valenciano emphasized the fact that the Filipino workers had completed their contracts and did not abandon their work. He also gave assurances that as soon as exit visas are secured, the OWWA-Manila would provide them with plane tickets home.more »

Woman gets two years for duping Haitian workers in visa scam
Sun-SentinelSeptember 29, 2012

The whole point of the scam was to make false statements about how much work was available to the federal government in order to get visas issued to the Haitians, who would then pay Dorval and her associates "substantial fees based on false promises of ...more »

Trying to fill 6000 jobs, Microsoft pitches $10000 H-1B visa
ComputerworldSeptember 28, 2012

Although the recession ended efforts to raise the H-1B cap, lawmakers have pushed ahead to create STEM visas that offered permanent residency. The backers argue that such employment visas would help keep foreign advanced degree graduates of U.S. ...more »

New South Asian consultant committee for Australian government
Radio AustraliaSeptember 28, 2012

I've introduced the Post Study Work Right Visa, automatic for university students. It's two years for a Bachelors, three years for a Masters, four years for Doctorates and that then enables a pathway to permanence, when people are here, working, their ...more »

Microsoft offers US big bucks for H-1B visas
The Seattle TimesSeptember 27, 2012

WASHINGTON — Faced with 6,000 job openings and a Congress unresponsive to admitting more skilled workers from overseas, Microsoft on Thursday offered what it hopes will be a twofer solution: charging employers hundreds of millions of dollars for the ...more »

Saudi Arabia to resume issuing work visas for Pinoy domestic helpers in October
GMA NewsSeptember 27, 2012

Following lengthy negotiations with Manila, Saudi Arabia may resume issuing working visas to Filipino domestic helpers in October, a Gulf News report said late Wednesday. Gulf News quoted the Saudi Press Agency as saying the accord amends the ...more »

Cabinet approves 5000 Palestinian work permits
Jerusalem PostSeptember 27, 2012

Social-economic c'mtee approves visas for workers in agriculture, construction in wake of W. Bank economic crisis. Construction worker (illustrative) Photo: Baz Ratner/Reuters. The government's social-economic cabinet on Thursday approved the Minister ...more »

More visas for immigrants
The Herald | HeraldOnline.comSeptember 27, 2012

Under the visa lottery, visas are offered to people from nations that don't traditionally send many immigrants to the United States. Anyone from those countries, regardless of family ties, work skills or employment opportunities, is eligible. Africans ...more »

Saudi Arabia to resume issuing work visas for Pinoys DHs in October
GMA NewsSeptember 26, 2012

Following lengthy negotiations with Manila, Saudi Arabia may resume issuing working visas to Filipino domestic helpers in October, a Gulf News report said late Wednesday. Gulf News quoted the Saudi Press Agency as saying the accord amends the ...more »

STEM Visa Reform Bills Would Exclude Biosciences
Science AAASSeptember 26, 2012

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives came tantalizingly close to passing a STEM visa bill with such restrictive language. The Republican-backed measure, sponsored by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), calls for a new employment-based visa...more »

Investment visas pump millions into Miami
Miami TodaySeptember 26, 2012

The nationwide program provides permanent US residency for foreign nationals who invest $1 million — or at least $500,000 in "targeted employment areas" — in new businesses. EB-5 was designed to help the economy through job creation and capital ...more »

Work visas for Filipinos to resume
gulfnews.comSeptember 26, 2012

The accord amends the employment contracts, the required documents and attestations, and the endorsement procedures in a way that does not clash with the laws and regulations of the kingdom and does not affect the rights and privacy of Saudi citizens, ...more »

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