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Brazil Authorized 70 Percent More Work Visas for Foreigners Since 2009Shaheen backs bill to boost H-1B visa capBrazil Increased Number of Work Visas for Foreigners by 70% Since 2009US senators propose rise in number of H-1B visasLegislation for doubling H1B visa, make Green Card easierSenators Introduce STEM Visa Immigration BillImmigration plan would increase work visasUS immigration to allow some H-4 visa holders to workH1-B: A work visa that puts life in limboCanada eases visa requirements for workersBrazil alters foreign nationals work visa conditionsEditorial: Worst US domestic policy ideas of 2012Full text of President Ma's New Year's Day address

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Brazil Authorized 70 Percent More Work Visas for Foreigners Since 2009
Hispanically Speaking NewsJanuary 31, 2013

Brazil last year granted 73,022 work visas for foreigners, 3.54 percent more than in 2011 and a 70.15 percent increase since 2009, the Labor and Employment Ministry announced here Wednesday. “The professionals are highly qualified and came to engage ...more »

Shaheen backs bill to boost H-1B visa cap
New Hampshire Business ReviewJanuary 31, 2013

H-1B visas are indentured servitude. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is co-sponsoring new legislation that would nearly double the number of visas and green cards that are set aside annually for highly skilled immigrants who work in science and technology.more »

Brazil Increased Number of Work Visas for Foreigners by 70% Since 2009
Latin American Herald TribuneJanuary 31, 2013

BRASILIA – Brazil last year granted 73,022 work visas for foreigners, 3.54 percent more than in 2011 and a 70.15 percent increase since 2009, the Labor and Employment Ministry announced on Wednesday. “The professionals are highly qualified and came ...more »

US senators propose rise in number of H-1B visas
Workpermit.comJanuary 30, 2013

Four senators, two Republicans and two Democrats, have come together to sponsor a new bill in the Senate that could, if it became law, see the US grant 300,000 H-1B visas a year. It would also see a rise in the number of employment based green cards ...more »

Legislation for doubling H1B visa, make Green Card easier
Zee NewsJanuary 30, 2013

The legislation also provides for the roll-over of unused employment-based immigrant visa numbers to the following fiscal year so that future visas are not lost due to bureaucratic delays, and eliminate annual per-country limits for employment based ...more »

Senators Introduce STEM Visa Immigration Bill
ABC NewsJanuary 29, 2013

Marco Rubio (R-Florida) joined Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware) in proposing an increase in the number of employment-based nonimmigrant H-1B visas the country awards. The bill would also tie the ...more »

Immigration plan would increase work visas
USA TODAYJanuary 28, 2013

DUBLIN — Legal assistant Angel Strickland Fahy and her husband are rooting for one aspect of an immigration plan put forward Monday by eight U.S. senators: an increase in work visas for foreigners with skills U.S. businesses want. "It's extremely ...more »

US immigration to allow some H-4 visa holders to work
Workpermit.comJanuary 28, 2013

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a change to the immigration law which would allow some H-4 visa holders to work. H-4 visas are granted to the spouse of H class work visa holders and to children under 21. The H-4 visa ...more »

H1-B: A work visa that puts life in limbo
Silicon Valley Business JournalJanuary 18, 2013

In 2008 alone, 404,907 foreign nationals applied for H-1B visas. Only 129,464 people got them. Of those, 65,000 of the H-1B visas allotted were for private sector employment. There also is a strict quota per country of origin. Each year, only about 4 ...more »

Canada eases visa requirements for workers
Re:locate MagazineJanuary 14, 2013

VisaFirst has seen a rise in demand for Canadian working visas as the chances of employment success in Canada are currently high for those with the right skills. “While there are typically 10-20 applications for every skilled job that comes to the ...more »

Brazil alters foreign nationals work visa conditions
Re:locate MagazineJanuary 8, 2013

The changes introduced include amending a foreign national's ability to apply directly for a work contract visa and permitting citizens of any South American country to continue submitting NR99 visa applications with reduced documentation. NR80 has ...more »

Editorial: Worst US domestic policy ideas of 2012
Torrington Register CitizenJanuary 1, 2013

In Washington, Congress again failed to expand H1-B visas for graduates in science, technology, engineering and math, cashiering American dreams and sending would-be immigrants to create jobs — and wealth — elsewhere. Pain for Homeowners: Thumbing ...more »

Full text of President Ma's New Year's Day address
Focus Taiwan News ChannelJanuary 1, 2013

On the one hand, the mismatch has made it difficult for people with advanced degrees to find employment, and salaries for university graduates remain stagnant. ..... For instance, the number of travelers visiting Taiwan from abroad exceeded the seven ...more »

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