Visas. Legal news and articles for October 22 - 31, 2015

Revival of talks on two-year visa ban for migrant workers' re-entry into Oman ...Trump, Rubio Miss the Mark on H1-B VisasIsrael Opens Borders to Foreign Startups With Tech Visa SchemeShould Foreign Graduates Get a Visa Edge?Work remains a mirage for skilled but stymied asylum seekersFarmers complain of worker shortagesIndian man contemplates taking life after immigration row sees him lose job offerIndian man in limbo after immigration row sees him lose job offerL-1B visa rejections on the rise, says US law firmRevised procedures in determining visa availabilityTripAdvisor-style ratings may save migrant workers from slaveryUSCIS to Issue Monthly Determination on Individuals' Eligibility to...New federal limit shrinks foreign worker visas for CNMIThere May Be a Short-Term Fix for Non-Professional Employees Coming to the USThere May Be a Short-Term Fix for Non-Professional Employees Coming to the US

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Vermont vs. software giants
Rutland HeraldOctober 4, 2015

Optum and CGI also have both allegedly imported some foreign IT staff to work on Vermont's contracts. But WIPRO has taken labor import to a new level. In the past six years, WIPRO has certified more than 24,000 foreign workers for H-1B visas. Last year ...more »

Marco Rubio Champions Uber And Slams Government Crackdown On The Sharing Economy
Daily CallerOctober 7, 2015

Uber and other companies are facing court battles over the status of their workers and whether they can be classified as employees or independent contractors. Unlike most of the GOP field, Rubio may have more luck with the tech ... While Rubio does ...more »

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Revival of talks on two-year visa ban for migrant workers' re-entry into Oman ...
Migrant RightsOctober 31, 2015

Last year, Oman's police announced that no employment visas would be issued after July 1, 2014 to any expatriate who has worked in the Sultanate within the last two years. However, those possessing a no-objection certificate (NOC) from their existing ...more »

Trump, Rubio Miss the Mark on H1-B Visas
U.S. News & World ReportOctober 29, 2015

Technology companies represent the majority of firms that every April race to apply for the small pool of such visas available through the system, according to employment site and immigrant labor database MyVisaJobs.com. Trump is very critical of the ...more »

Israel Opens Borders to Foreign Startups With Tech Visa Scheme
eWeekOctober 29, 2015

The new visas will offer a lucrative chance to border-hopping tech startup hopefuls, as Israel has previously had strict rules on employment visas. Currently, employers have to prove when hiring from overseas that an Israeli citizen does not possess ...more »

Should Foreign Graduates Get a Visa Edge?
New York TimesOctober 27, 2015

Amid pleas from Microsoft and other tech companies, two bills were introduced in Congress this year that would eliminate caps on employment-based visas and ease residency restrictions for those with graduate degrees — the “green cards for grads ...more »

Work remains a mirage for skilled but stymied asylum seekers
The Conversation AUOctober 25, 2015

The passing of the Asylum Legacy Caseload Bill in late 2014 included an announcement that the immigration minister would begin granting work rights to asylum seekers living in the community on bridging visas. This led to nearly 23,000 asylum seekers ...more »

Farmers complain of worker shortages
The San Diego Union-TribuneOctober 25, 2015

The H-2A temporary agricultural visa program allows farmers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring in foreign workers to fill temporary or seasonal jobs. Employers must clear a series of federal regulations in order to qualify ...more »

Indian man contemplates taking life after immigration row sees him lose job offer
Stuff.co.nzOctober 25, 2015

An Indian man has been left in limbo after a 53-day, and counting, work visa application made him lose the required job offer. Porirua's Ujjal Ghosh says he applied to Immigration New Zealand for his work visa on September 1, after securing an offer of ...more »

Indian man in limbo after immigration row sees him lose job offer
Stuff.co.nzOctober 25, 2015

An Indian man has been left in limbo after a 53-day, and counting, work visa application made him lose the required job offer. Porirua's Ujjal Ghosh says he applied to Immigration New Zealand for his work visa on September 1, after securing an offer of ...more »

L-1B visa rejections on the rise, says US law firm
The HinduOctober 24, 2015

Employment-based immigration law firm Fakhoury Law Group, PC of the U.S., which provides global immigration services to large Indian corporates for placing their personnel abroad more specifically in the U.S., said it has seen a spurt in the denial of ...more »

Revised procedures in determining visa availability
Asianjournal.comOctober 24, 2015

AS you may be aware, the USCIS, in coordination of the Department of State (DOS), announced last September 2015, announced revisions as to the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or ...more »

TripAdvisor-style ratings may save migrant workers from slavery
Christian Science MonitorOctober 23, 2015

Last year more than 130,000 Mexicans received temporary employment visas to work in the United States, and she said she hoped the site would help workers avoid being duped, exploited, or charged illegal recruitment fees. "They're leaving messages ...more »

USCIS to Issue Monthly Determination on Individuals' Eligibility to...
The National Law ReviewOctober 23, 2015

The Visa Bulletin is published on a monthly basis by DOS and indicates when statutorily limited visas are available to prospective immigrants based on their individual priority date. In the employment-based Adjustment of Status context, the priority ...more »

New federal limit shrinks foreign worker visas for CNMI
Pacific Daily NewsOctober 23, 2015

Visa petitions with an employment start date between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016, will count toward the 12,999 limit, Homeland Security stated. The visa program was supposed to end last year, but the CNMI sought an extension, through 2019 ...more »

There May Be a Short-Term Fix for Non-Professional Employees Coming to the US
Texas LawyerOctober 22, 2015

The EB-3 visa is one of five immigrant visa preference categories for United States employment-based permanent residency. INA § 203(b). The requirements for an EB-3 visa are less rigorous than some of the other categories, and unlike the other ...more »

There May Be a Short-Term Fix for Non-Professional Employees Coming to the US
Texas LawyerOctober 22, 2015

The EB-3 visa is one of five immigrant visa preference categories for United States employment-based permanent residency. INA § 203(b). The requirements for an EB-3 visa are less rigorous than some of the other categories, and unlike the other ...more »

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