Visas. Legal news and articles for December 29 - 31, 2013

Open doors to those who want to come to the US to workBoehner faces tough path'Immigration panic': Britain fears migrant tide as work restrictions fall with ...RAK Airways will fly againThe economy in the CrossfireVanuatu welcomes changes in age restrictions for the Australian visa programVanuatu welcomes changes to age restrictions in Australian visa programThe worst judicial hoax:Upper hand for IT firms in engg hiresEntry-level wages for IT engineers at its lowest in over 15 yearsBritain's visitors and expats to pay for medical servicesWhen seeking a green card, most immigrants want to interview in the USUS acted in 'bad faith' in visa caseGet e-passport, DFA tells OFWsJobs, pain and theworld of IT

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L'Affaire Khobragade: A tale of two narratives
The HinduDecember 20, 2013

That individual was said to have demanded that Ms. Richard's employment there be terminated, that she be issued a fresh passport and visa so that she may work elsewhere, and that she be paid $10,000. Within a week of receiving this phone call, on July ...more »

Full text: Complaint against Devyani Khobragade in US
IBNLiveDecember 19, 2013

... and under penalty of perjury under Title 28 , United States Code, Section 1746, and did subscribe as true, a false statement with respect to a material fact in an application, affidavit, and other document required by the immigration laws and ...more »

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Open doors to those who want to come to the US to work
Washington ExaminerDecember 31, 2013

A graduate with a master's degree in product design engineering from a top UK university, Felicity (not her real name) is working as a paid intern on a temporary visa in San Jose. She has job offers from two high-tech firms in Silicon Valley, and has ...more »

Boehner faces tough path
Marion StarDecember 31, 2013

The Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill in June that would double the number of Border Patrol agents, increase the number of employer-based visas, and require companies to use a federal database to verify that workers are legally eligible to work...more »

'Immigration panic': Britain fears migrant tide as work restrictions fall with ...
RTDecember 31, 2013

For seven years, since 2007 when Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU, citizens of the two countries have been allowed to work in the UK only on visas and if they were self-employed, had a job offer, or were given a specialist role. Now, with Britain ...more »

RAK Airways will fly again
gulfnews.comDecember 31, 2013

The spokesperson added that the airline would do whatever is necessary to help employees, including “allowing them to keep their visas for the immediate future and will assist them in finding new employment”. Affected passengers, however, will be ...more »

The economy in the Crossfire
CNN (blog)December 31, 2013

Sorry, that's a lot of posts – But, That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Once they're elected, our leaders should be working together for the good of the our country and our citizens by using combinations of the best ideas from both sides versus ...more »

Vanuatu welcomes changes in age restrictions for the Australian visa program
Radio AustraliaDecember 31, 2013

"For Pacific Islands, we tend to become more mature and more stronger at that particular age and then could do more work," he said. Mr Kaluat also hopes that the Australian government will relook at some of its current programs such as the holiday visas.more »

Vanuatu welcomes changes to age restrictions in Australian visa program
ABC OnlineDecember 31, 2013

"For Pacific Islands, we tend to become more mature and more stronger at that particular age and then could do more work," he said. Mr Kaluat also hopes that the Australian government will relook at some of its current programs such as the holiday visas.more »

The worst judicial hoax:
The Island.lk (subscription)December 30, 2013

Others without any criminal records, employment abroad and residential visas abroad was promised, provided they were prepared to do an act in the witness box and go along with the story concocted by the commission. The gullible and the credulous public ...more »

Upper hand for IT firms in engg hires
Business StandardDecember 30, 2013

A drop in attrition, a rise in the joining rate of freshers and a significant jump in the supply of engineering students, has increased the bargaining power of information technology companies, with real wages for entry-level employees at its lowest in ...more »

Entry-level wages for IT engineers at its lowest in over 15 years
Business Standard (blog)December 30, 2013

A drop in attrition rate; increase in joining rate of freshers and significant jump in the supply of engineering students, has increased the bargaining power of IT companies with real wages for entry-level employees being at its lowest in more than 15 ...more »

Britain's visitors and expats to pay for medical services
The AustralianDecember 30, 2013

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the NHS was a "leaky ship" and had been working to tighten regulations where medical costs currently absorbed under an unwieldy system would be charged back to visiting individuals. The British government could peg ...more »

When seeking a green card, most immigrants want to interview in the US
New York Daily NewsDecember 29, 2013

The alternative, applying for your immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate abroad is sometimes risky. If a consular officer denies your application, you could get stuck abroad for months or years. Also, adjustment of status applicants qualify for USCIS ...more »

US acted in 'bad faith' in visa case
Chandigarh TribuneDecember 29, 2013

... acted in "bad faith" in preparing a visa fraud case against Devyani Khobragade and "evacuating" members of her maid Sangeeta Richard's family despite being aware of India's legal processes that a dispute between a diplomat and her domestic employee ...more »

Get e-passport, DFA tells OFWs
Philippine StarDecember 29, 2013

... urgently travel to the Philippines or another country for medical treatment; OFWs returning to their employers abroad with valid employment contracts processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and those going home on final exit ...more »

Jobs, pain and theworld of IT
The HinduDecember 29, 2013

A dense network of immigration rules, work visas and intra-company transfers (which are doled out as 'favours' as going abroad are often seen as perks) ensure that Indian IT companies can quell Western protectionism fears while still maintaining profit ...more »

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