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Employment, Benefits & LaborStart-Up Visas Could Create Huge Number Jobs in 10 Years, Report SaysCloser look at real immigration reform15 Pinoy human trafficking victims in Florida get T visasWould immigration reform create jobs and innovation?Immigration On A Very Fast Track: The Race For H-1B VisasThe no-brainer immigrant-entrepreneur visaBipartisan bill would provide more work visasUFW, industrial officials testify before congressional hearing on immigration ...H-1B visa cap season begins April 1, 2013Top 10 H-1B visa companies all specialize in shipping American jobs overseasCongress must reform high-skilled worker visa systemHow H-1B Visas Are Screwing Tech WorkersUnions, Business Reach Accord on Guest-Worker Visa NeedsLabor, Business Lobby Making Headway On Immigration Talks

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Young Irish snap up 6300 Canadian work visas
Irish ExaminerFebruary 4, 2013

More than 6,300 Canadian work visas for under-35s were snapped up over the space of four days at the opening of the 2013 International Experience Canada last week. By Jennifer Hough. The visas went in record time, marking unprecedented interest in the ...more »

Strict measures to be taken against illegal visa traders in KSA
Zawya (registration)February 10, 2013

Affirming the success of the ministry in providing employment opportunities for the Saudi youth the minister said, "The Nitaqat program has succeeded in employing 514,659 young men and women since it was implemented in June 2011." The country's ...more »

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Employment, Benefits & Labor
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 28, 2013

Employment, Benefits & Labor. New H-1B visa petitions can be filed with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services beginning April 1, 2013. Employers seeking to hire professional, foreign workers should contact Blank Rome's Immigration Team.more »

Start-Up Visas Could Create Huge Number Jobs in 10 Years, Report Says
National JournalFebruary 28, 2013

The report from the Kaufman Center for Entrepreneurship, based in Kansas City, Mo., is optimistically called, “Give Me Your Entrepreneurs, Your Innovators: Estimating the Employment Impact of a Startup Visa,” and is accompanied by a “land of ...more »

Closer look at real immigration reform
Lompoc RecordFebruary 28, 2013

First, comprehensive immigration reform should call for a moratorium on detentions and deportations for those not a threat to national security or public safety. The money now spent on that effort could go to processing the backlog of family and ...more »

15 Pinoy human trafficking victims in Florida get T visas
GMA NewsFebruary 28, 2013

In a press statement, the litigants said Villanueva failed to renew their H2-B employment visas without their knowledge, leading them to overstay in the U.S. without proper documentation. The workers were recruited by the San Villa to work at the W ...more »

Would immigration reform create jobs and innovation?
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) (blog)February 27, 2013

The creation of new visa categories for STEMs and entrepreneurs will do no good if the current “Culture of No” at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services service centers, where employment-based petitions are adjudicated, is not alleviated. The ...more »

Immigration On A Very Fast Track: The Race For H-1B Visas
ForbesFebruary 27, 2013

Check the prevailing wage, as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), for the position and the location of employment and be ready to pay that wage or the actual wage, if higher. You will be required to post a notice for 10 business days in ...more »

The no-brainer immigrant-entrepreneur visa
Reuters Blogs (blog)February 27, 2013

The visa addresses the main problem which Ross Eisenbrey has with H1-B visas: the fact that people on such visas are “more or less indentured, tied to their job and whatever wage the employer decides to give them”. The new visa would create an employer ...more »

Bipartisan bill would provide more work visas
Minnesota DailyFebruary 27, 2013

A bill moving through Congress could allow more international students to stay and work in the U.S. after graduation. For Mark Schneider, associate director of employment-based visas at the University's International Student and Scholar Services, that ...more »

UFW, industrial officials testify before congressional hearing on immigration ...
Bakersfield CalifornianFebruary 26, 2013

He further suggested linking workers' visas with a national employment verification system, "guaranteeing that someone with a visa to work in agriculture would not be able to gain legal employment in another sector." "It is also imperative for this ...more »

H-1B visa cap season begins April 1, 2013
Lexology (registration)February 26, 2013

The H-1B visa is an attractive option for employers that rely on the temporary employment of foreign professionals in the United States. Specifically, this visa category offers work authorization to foreign nationals employed in specialty occupations ...more »

Top 10 H-1B visa companies all specialize in shipping American jobs overseas
Phys.OrgFebruary 22, 2013

The Top 10 H-1B users received 40,170 H-1B visas in FY 2012 and applied for just 1,167 employment-based (EB) green cards. This is an immigration yield of 2.9 percent. IEEE-USA supports additional EB green cards for skilled immigrants. These visas allow ...more »

Congress must reform high-skilled worker visa system
United LibertyFebruary 22, 2013

The system, however, limits the number of workers who can obtain these visas to 65,000 per year, meaning that many high-skilled workers see employment in other countries instead of waiting to come to the United States. Along with a number of his ...more »

How H-1B Visas Are Screwing Tech Workers
Mother JonesFebruary 22, 2013

The Senate's bipartisan Immigration Innovation Act of 2013, or "I-Squared Act," would increase that cap to as many as 300,000 foreign workers. "The smartest, hardest-working, most talented people on this planet, we should want them to come here," Sen.more »

Unions, Business Reach Accord on Guest-Worker Visa Needs
BloombergFebruary 21, 2013

Organized labor wants to put a government commission in charge of looking at employment and other data and recommending whether to issue additional visas, and how many. Businesses are opposed to leaving the decision in the hands of such a panel, ...more »

Labor, Business Lobby Making Headway On Immigration Talks
Huffington PostFebruary 21, 2013

The two groups have been working together to find a deal on how to create a pathway to the U.S. for lesser-skilled workers on visas. Labor groups have been blamed in part for killing immigration reform efforts over guest worker issues, including in ...more »

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