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Preventing illegal working: update on right to work checksPresident Obama is on the right side of the immigration debate: Christine M ...Walking Deads Danai Gurira Vs. Boko HaramEmployer-friendly improvements in immigration lawFake visa racket lands man in jail for 3rd timeThe Front Burner: No: Flawed validation tool causes workplace havocThe UK's net migration figures are nothing to worry aboutExecutive immigration reform and its effect on employersLeft to the mercy of the TalibanVisa Options: Hiring In The Wake Of Executive ActionImportant Information For Employers In Light Of President Obama's Executive ...What President Obama's immigration announcement means for tech companies ...Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and EntrepreneursIndians Don't Hate Foreigners and Their Money AnymorePresident Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

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Apple, Google turn blind eye to dirty high-tech job hiring
InfoWorldNovember 3, 2014

Instead, they hire “brokers” who attract foreign workers, typically from India, with a quick road to a work visa, shelter, and a real U.S. job, then get them to sign nightmare employment contracts that pretty much turn them into serfs beholden to their ...more »

Twelve Steps to Economic Recovery
National Review Online (blog)November 3, 2014

The Stop the Brain Drain Act, increasing the cap on H1-B visas, encouraging immigration for the highly skilled and the highly educated, and enabling the employment multiplier effect triggered by an expanded, highly skilled high-tech workforce. 12. The ...more »

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Preventing illegal working: update on right to work checks
Lexology (registration)November 30, 2014

Earlier this year, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) made significant changes to the UK's rules on preventing illegal working, by simplifying the right to work checks and strengthening the penalties for non-compliance. Unless it has a statutory excuse, any ...more »

President Obama is on the right side of the immigration debate: Christine M ...
PennLive.comNovember 30, 2014

I'm not an immigrant, but I work with them every day. I'm not a Republican, but I ... And, we've convinced ourselves that deporting everyone who jumped the border or overstayed their lawfully-issued visas is not only desirable, but possible. If it ...more »

Walking Deads Danai Gurira Vs. Boko Haram
Daily BeastNovember 30, 2014

At home, her family's bookshelves were filled with American writers James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and Alex Haley, and a framed photo her mother had taken of Martin Luther King Jr. sat in the living room. .... Not only is gay marriage now the law for ...more »

Employer-friendly improvements in immigration law
Indianapolis Business JournalNovember 30, 2014

Voices-from-Industry-marques-ruge.jpg Although comprehensive immigration reform with bipartisan support might not be passed into law soon, the recent executive action by the Obama administration has some employer-friendly improvements in immigration ...more »

Fake visa racket lands man in jail for 3rd time
Deccan ChronicleNovember 29, 2014

“After his release from prison, he continued to prepare fake tourist visas by scanning original employment visa and modified it with photoshop. He also sent customers to Dubai on fake tourist visas. After reaching Dubai, the candidates destroyed the ...more »

The Front Burner: No: Flawed validation tool causes workplace havoc
Orlando SentinelNovember 28, 2014

E-Verify is much worse at its core task of flagging applicants who truly aren't eligible to work. The last authoritative study showed that E-Verify flubbed this mission at least half the time, failing to identify anywhere from 37 percent to 64 percent ...more »

The UK's net migration figures are nothing to worry about
ForbesNovember 27, 2014

First, the UK government should increase opportunities for international graduates who wish to stay in Britain to develop a business during study by removing the Tier 4 (this is the general visa for international students) ban on self-employment...more »

Executive immigration reform and its effect on employers
Lexology (registration)November 27, 2014

The President's Executive Order outlined the following initiatives related to highly skilled workers and employment-based immigration in general. Green Cards: Currently, available immigrant visas go unissued due to a lack of coordination between USCIS ...more »

Left to the mercy of the Taliban
BBC NewsNovember 26, 2014

Thirteen thousand Afghans who worked with the the International Security Assistance Force have fled to the US under a special visa programme created especially for them, State Department officials say. About 70% of ... I continued my work despite ...more »

Visa Options: Hiring In The Wake Of Executive Action
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)November 26, 2014

This time of year, many companies are making hiring decisions that will impact their businesses for the following year. Will your company be able to hire highly skilled foreign workers who have been identified for employment? Or will the U.S. visa...more »

Important Information For Employers In Light Of President Obama's Executive ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)November 26, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of employment-based numbers have gone unused in prior fiscal years because of the way in which the annual allotment of 140,000 employment-based visas is allocated by the State Department. Possible "recapture" of those unused ...more »

What President Obama's immigration announcement means for tech companies ...
GeekWireNovember 26, 2014

Employers and employees on temporary work visas will both be impacted by some small changes proposed by the administration. One change will allow those in a backlog to apply immediately for green cards, once their permanent employment immigrant ...more »

Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs
The White House (blog)November 26, 2014

Unlocking the talents of highly skilled Americans-in-waiting: Most high-skilled immigrants get started on a temporary work visa (typically the H-1B visa), and if there are no American workers qualified and available to do the job, the employer can ...more »

Indians Don't Hate Foreigners and Their Money Anymore
Foreign PolicyNovember 25, 2014

Indians seem to have greater faith in the employment opportunities afforded by trade than the views held by Americans (20 percent) or the Japanese (15 percent). Compare that to Vietnam (78 percent), China (67 percent), and Indonesia (63 percent ...more »

President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions
Lexology (registration)November 25, 2014

In this action, President Obama directs new policies and regulations that will support our country's high-skilled businesses and workers by improving the ability of U.S. businesses to hire and retain highly skilled foreign-born workers, while also ...more »

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