Visas. Legal news and articles for November 22 - 23, 2015

Indians Dominate Ranks of IT Workers on H-1B VisasTwo dozen Disney IT workers prepare to sue over foreign replacements'Don't let me down': Afghan who risked life helping US Marines dodges death in ...New Smithsonian Digital Exhibit Explores Immigration Stories Through H-1B VisasLike her character in Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan is a woman of two worldsLike her character in Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan is a woman of two worldsThis 'Obvious' Loophole Could Derail the Refugee BillObama plan undermines immigrationComplaint on wages set stage for arrestIs It a Stretch to Compare Today's Immigrants With Roman Slaves?Is It a Stretch to Compare Today's Immigrants With Roman Slaves?YourForce: The 2015 Optimas Winners Are ... All of UsNC worker arrested after complaining about wagesS. Korea sees over 80 percent increase US work visa requestsNew bill proposes H1B & L1 visa reforms

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500 Wairarapa work visas since 2010
Wairarapa Times-AgeNovember 1, 2015

On average, 102 people a year have visas approved for employment in Wairarapa while between three and 11 visas were declined annually, according to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment data. There were 112 visas granted last year - the ...more »

'Tied visas' and inadequate labour protections: a formula for abuse and ...
Thomson Reuters FoundationNovember 3, 2015

Accordingly, tied visas and inadequate labour protections produce a formula for abuse and exploitation of these workers. Domestic work is inherently a precarious employment sector with a number of aspects that automatically place workers in a ...more »

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Indians Dominate Ranks of IT Workers on H-1B Visas
JD Supra (press release)November 23, 2015

About 87 percent of H-1B visas for computer jobs are issued to Indians, according to a Computerworld analysis of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) data. The publication look at about 76,000 H-1B visas issued for new employment to people ...more »

Two dozen Disney IT workers prepare to sue over foreign replacements
ComputerworldNovember 23, 2015

... step to filing a lawsuit alleging discrimination. These employees are arguing that they are victims of national origin discrimination, a complaint increasingly raised by U.S. workers who have lost their jobs to foreign workers on H-1B and other ...more »

'Don't let me down': Afghan who risked life helping US Marines dodges death in ...
Fox NewsNovember 23, 2015

“All we are trying to get for him is a verification of employment so we can finish the visa process, but the [U.S.] government is not doing anything,” said former Marine counter-intelligence officer Aaron Fleming, who worked with Kazikhani in ...more »

New Smithsonian Digital Exhibit Explores Immigration Stories Through H-1B Visas
NBCNews.comNovember 23, 2015

Created by the Immigration Act of 1990, the H-1B visa is a temporary three-year employment visa for highly-educated foreign professionals primarily in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The H-1B program has recently come under fire ...more »

Like her character in Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan is a woman of two worlds
Centre Daily TimesNovember 23, 2015

When she finds romance and employment on both sides of the Atlantic, she has to decide which path and partner to take. Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson portray the suitors, Jim Broadbent is ... Her fiercely independent mother, whom she's "basically a ...more »

Like her character in Brooklyn, Saoirse Ronan is a woman of two worlds
Lexington Herald LeaderNovember 23, 2015

When she finds romance and employment on both sides of the Atlantic, she has to decide which path and partner to take. Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson portray the suitors, Jim Broadbent is ... Her fiercely independent mother, whom she's "basically a ...more »

This 'Obvious' Loophole Could Derail the Refugee Bill
Charisma NewsNovember 23, 2015

18 statement blasting the legislation: "Even if they make it harder to qualify as a refugee, the fact is our borders—thanks to our open-ended visa program—are still wide open. The enemy will just apply for employment, student or basic travel visas...more »

Obama plan undermines immigration
Lexington Herald LeaderNovember 23, 2015

The proposals make work visas available to anyone — even those without work. More importantly, they benefit the many who entered the U.S. illegally as well as those who overstayed their visitor visas. Because federal law rarely allows those who ...more »

Complaint on wages set stage for arrest
Winston-Salem JournalNovember 23, 2015

The courts have said minimum wage and overtime shall be paid to all employees, both citizens and immigrants. But immigrants who don't have visas to work in the United States often toil for less in the shadows, fearful that a complaint will jeopardize ...more »

Is It a Stretch to Compare Today's Immigrants With Roman Slaves?
NewsweekNovember 23, 2015

A clause in a Roman senatorial decree passed some years after Plautus's death authorized the issuing of travel visas (grammata philanthropa) to residents of several Greek towns. .... It's hitched to tropes that work together to create and sustain an ...more »

Is It a Stretch to Compare Today's Immigrants With Roman Slaves?
NewsweekNovember 23, 2015

A clause in a Roman senatorial decree passed some years after Plautus's death authorized the issuing of travel visas (grammata philanthropa) to residents of several Greek towns. .... It's hitched to tropes that work together to create and sustain an ...more »

YourForce: The 2015 Optimas Winners Are ... All of Us
Workforce ManagementNovember 22, 2015

For 25 years, the Workforce Optimas Awards have recognized the best and brightest in human resources, highlighting leading companies for the work they do to support and lead their organizations. This year's general excellence winner — WVU Medicine ...more »

NC worker arrested after complaining about wages
The StateNovember 22, 2015

In a complaint filed in federal court, labor investigators are accusing Solais' former boss, Giovanni Scotti D'Abbusco, of retaliating against her for complaining that Vesuvio's restaurant cheated her out of thousands of dollars of wages she earned ...more »

S. Korea sees over 80 percent increase US work visa requests
The Korea Times USNovember 22, 2015

South Korea has seen a sharp increase — nearly 90 percent — in the number of U.S. work visas requested by its citizens in the last three years, according to a recent report its Ministry of Employment and Labor. This year, accepted PERM (a ...more »

New bill proposes H1B & L1 visa reforms
The Indian PanoramaNovember 22, 2015

BENGALURU: The US is set to pass a bill on immigration with major implications for the Indian IT sector and its employees. The bill seeks to prohibit companies from hiring H-1B employees if they employ more than 50 people in the US and more than 50% of ...more »

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