Visas. Legal news and articles for October 29 - 31, 2014

WHO updates Ebola PPE guidance for health providersHow to get a visa for cinematography work. Complication involved - current ...US Citizenship just out of reach, Marshall Islanders fight for food aidMexican Carnies' Wage Claims GreenlightedTech Jobs Lead NYC's Boom and Employment RecoveryPOEA raps 3 recruitment agencies over double-visa racketElection lettersIslander communities left out of food-assistance loopMigrant workers find their way to Louisiana farmsA World Turned Upside DownReport: Executive-Amnesty Eligibility May Rest on Time Spent Illegally in US ...The Yelp-Like Website Helping Migrant Workers Avoid Bad BossesWhen undocumented immigrants sue over payObama May Cut DeportationsThink tank links H-2A with human trafficking

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Family Filmgoer reviews 'Gone Girl,' 'The Good Lie' and more
Washington PostOctober 2, 2014

The Hero of Color City (G). Tots 3 and older can have good fun watching this gently adventurous and brightly hued animated fable. A little boy who loves to draw and color goes to sleep, unaware that his crayons live another life at night. They climb ...more »

84000 Peruvians granted non-immigrant visas to the US
Peru this WeekOctober 6, 2014

Non-immigrant visas are given to those who wish to visit, work or study for a temporary period. Immigrant visas on the other hand are for foreign citizens hoping to take permanent residency in the foreign land. Estimations made by the National ...more »

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WHO updates Ebola PPE guidance for health providers
CIDRAPOctober 31, 2014

Liberia now has eight ETUs, and construction is under way on others. However, there is still an urgent need to staff them, the WHO said. Despite the ... The WHO said the number of cases it reported today is fewer than those it reported in an Oct 29 ...more »

How to get a visa for cinematography work. Complication involved - current ...
Australia ForumOctober 31, 2014

On top of that, I don't have direct work experience due to nature of my filmmaking occupation. I am more like an independent "artists" - I get paid when customers license my content and I do some contract work, but I haven't been employed. The ...more »

US Citizenship just out of reach, Marshall Islanders fight for food aid
Seattle GlobalistOctober 31, 2014

This agreement means, among other things, that Marshall Islanders are able to travel, live, work and attend school in the United Sates indefinitely and without visas. A number of Marshallese have responded, fleeing few education and employment ...more »

Mexican Carnies' Wage Claims Greenlighted
Courthouse News ServiceOctober 31, 2014

The job title that Butler used when obtaining the visas and in classified advertisements was "amusement and recreation attendants," but it is more important to look at what the employees did rather than how their work was characterized, the judge said.more »

Tech Jobs Lead NYC's Boom and Employment Recovery
BloombergOctober 31, 2014

The general assemblies are doing a great job, starting to train people in nonacademic environment, and companies themselves are having to do t. the real problem is we can't get visas for people who want to come to new york city, and so hopefully the ...more »

POEA raps 3 recruitment agencies over double-visa racket
GMA NewsOctober 31, 2014

Three recruitment agencies now face charges from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), after some overseas Filipino workers they deployed were caught with two different visas each. POEA head Hans Leo Cacdac also advised OFWs ...more »

Election letters
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderOctober 31, 2014

It was strengthened in 1992 via legislation signed by President Clinton. EB-5 uses the promise of a VISA, not citizenship, in return for substantial foreign capital investment that can't be raised elsewhere. It is a program that benefits developing and ...more »

Islander communities left out of food-assistance loop
The Seattle TimesOctober 31, 2014

This agreement means, among other things, that Marshall Islanders are able to travel, live, work and attend school in the United Sates indefinitely and without visas. A number of Marshallese have responded, fleeing few education and employment ...more »

Migrant workers find their way to Louisiana farms
GoErie.comOctober 31, 2014

Roberto and Aurelio both have 10-month H-2A visas to work on a sugar cane farm in White Castle. They arrive in March to cultivate the fields, and, in August, they plant sugar cane. From October to the end of December, they help harvest the crop.more »

A World Turned Upside Down
Power Line (blog)October 30, 2014

Earlier this week, President Obama's former head of Homeland Security revealed that she overrode resistance from administration lawyers and law enforcement agents in implementing the President's earlier unlawful amnesty and work authorization program ...more »

Report: Executive-Amnesty Eligibility May Rest on Time Spent Illegally in US ...
NumbersUSAOctober 30, 2014

... criteria to protect more illegal aliens; “recapture” unused visas from previous years in order to offer businesses more foreign workers; and facilitate the ability of foreign students to remain in the U.S. after graduation as they seek employment...more »

The Yelp-Like Website Helping Migrant Workers Avoid Bad Bosses
NationSwellOctober 30, 2014

We've all seen groups of day laborers congregating on a street corner, hoping to be hired for a job. These workers, as well as those in this country on temporary work visas, are taking a big risk: They have to trust that the people who hire them will ...more »

When undocumented immigrants sue over pay
Business Management DailyOctober 30, 2014

Generally, employers can't use a former worker's undocumented status as a defense to improper wage payments. Simply put, immigration status isn't relevant to whether an employer violated the FLSA by paying less than minimum wage or failed to pay ...more »

Obama May Cut Deportations
Wall Street JournalOctober 29, 2014

The deliberations follow President Barack Obama 's promise to act to change the immigration system, after legislation overhauling immigration law died in Congress. Republicans have protested that Mr. Obama would overstep his authority by acting alone.more »

Think tank links H-2A with human trafficking
Capital PressOctober 29, 2014

A new report from the Urban Institute, which analyzes government policies and other societal issues, found that trafficking victims were often brought to the U.S. on temporary visas, like the H-2A program for farm workers and the H-2B program for other ...more »

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