Visas. Legal news and articles for September 29 - 30, 2015

Obama redesigns visa process to appease...Immigrants say about-face on visas costs them millionsImmigrants say about-face on visas costs them millionsThe Immigration 'Boogeyman': Separating Fact from FictionU.S. Developers Appeal To Foreign Investors With Promise Of A VisaA new H-1B exposéPNG Immigration Bans Australian Lawyers Using Incorrect Visa PermitPNG Immigration Bans Australian Lawyers Using Incorrect Visa PermitAirport Parking & Hotels compares gap year working visas for UK backpakersAustralian lawyers working on case against Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill ...Toys 'R' Us Brings Temporary Foreign Workers to US to Move Jobs OverseasRegrettable and Sudden – DOS Issues a Revised Visa Bulletin for October 2015 ...'Callous and indifferent': Australian government slammed for scrapping three ...The Impacts of a Government Shutdown on The Labor Force and American BusinessStartup nation—the rhetoric and the reality

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Work permit changes introduced to ease shortages
Irish TimesSeptember 1, 2015

Changes to existing regulations that make it easier for individuals from overseas to secure work visas in Ireland have been welcomed. The changes, which are contained in the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2015, have been introduced ...more »

Tourism and visa
Lexology (registration)September 8, 2015

Travel and tourism is a growing contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment sector. With regards to GDP, in 2013, travel and tourism directly contributes 4.6% to the GDP (equivalent VND149,753 billion). It is forecast that this ...more »

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Obama redesigns visa process to appease...
The Hill (blog)September 30, 2015

Lobbyists for the trillion-dollar tech industry pulled off a major immigration coup earlier this month. With just a simple tweak of the visa rules, they managed to secure potentially hundreds of thousands of work permits for their foreign tech staff in ...more »

Immigrants say about-face on visas costs them millions
Washington TimesSeptember 30, 2015

The bulletin thrilled many of the workers who are here on petitions for employment visas, as it was expected to help clear up a years-long backlog of applications by immigrants from China and India. Many immediately started preparing to file by getting ...more »

Immigrants say about-face on visas costs them millions
U.S. News & World ReportSeptember 30, 2015

The bulletin thrilled many of the workers who are here on petitions for employment visas, as it was expected to help clear up a years-long backlog of applications by immigrants from China and India. Many immediately started preparing to file by getting ...more »

The Immigration 'Boogeyman': Separating Fact from Fiction
Knowledge@WhartonSeptember 30, 2015

In a brief for Wharton's Public Policy Initiative, “Trumped Up Charges: Empirical Effects of U.S. Immigration Reform on Crime and Jobs,” Owens and co-authors Matthew Freedman and Sarah Bohn argue that “U.S. immigration policy, in its punitive approach ...more »

U.S. Developers Appeal To Foreign Investors With Promise Of A Visa
WLRNSeptember 30, 2015

We're looking at whether a federal program is working as advertised. The EB-5 visa offers a green card to foreigners who invest at least a half-million dollars in approved projects in the United States. Congress now wants to know if this program is ...more »

A new H-1B exposé
PoliticoSeptember 30, 2015

TODAY'S NYT FRONT PAGE: "Temporary Visas to Import Talent Help Copycats Take Jobs Abroad," by Julia Preston ... "When Congress designed temporary work visa programs, the idea was to bring in foreigners with specialized, hard-to-find skills who ...more »

PNG Immigration Bans Australian Lawyers Using Incorrect Visa Permit
EMTV OnlineSeptember 30, 2015

Late this afternoon, the Chief Migration Officer said the two Australian lawyers representing National Fraud and Anit-Corruption Directorate, in which Gitua and Eluh are parties too, can reapply for employment visa's, to be allowed into the country and ...more »

PNG Immigration Bans Australian Lawyers Using Incorrect Visa Permit
EMTV OnlineSeptember 30, 2015

Late this afternoon, the Chief Migration Officer said the two Australian lawyers representing National Fraud and Anit-Corruption Directorate, in which Gitua and Eluh are parties too, can reapply for employment visa's, to be allowed into the country and ...more »

Airport Parking & Hotels compares gap year working visas for UK backpakers
Travel Daily News InternationalSeptember 30, 2015

The research compares different working holiday and volunteering visas for 12 different countries including, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Peru and Vietnam highlighting the visa cost, its duration, a person's eligibility to apply and the types of ...more »

Australian lawyers working on case against Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill ...
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 30, 2015

Two Australian lawyers have been barred from entering Papua New Guinea, after preparing to represent authorities in a case against PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, who has been served an arrest warrant for alleged official corruption. Queensland ...more »

Toys 'R' Us Brings Temporary Foreign Workers to US to Move Jobs Overseas
New York TimesSeptember 30, 2015

WAYNE, N.J. — When Congress designed temporary work visa programs, the idea was to bring in foreigners with specialized, hard-to-find skills who would help American companies grow, creating jobs to expand the economy. Now, though, some companies ...more »

Regrettable and Sudden – DOS Issues a Revised Visa Bulletin for October 2015 ...
The National Law ReviewSeptember 29, 2015

... start of October violates affected foreign nationals' due process rights and is in contravention of the Administrative Procedure Act. It is possible that plaintiffs in this case may claim reliance damages from USCIS having incurred significant ...more »

'Callous and indifferent': Australian government slammed for scrapping three ...
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 29, 2015

In one of her last acts as assistant immigration minister last week, Michaelia Cash ruled that an annual cap of 284 places for three types of skilled migration visas had been reached, and all outstanding applications "are taken not to have been made ...more »

The Impacts of a Government Shutdown on The Labor Force and American Business
American Action Forum (blog)September 29, 2015

Two years ago, during the last shutdown, the collapse of E-Verify was a huge setback for employers: without the ability to confirm an employee's legal status, many business owners were wary about bringing on new talent. And in states where E-Verify is ...more »

Startup nation—the rhetoric and the reality
Phys.OrgSeptember 29, 2015

Not to be outdone, opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced the idea of offering special visas to attract up to 2,000 entrepreneurs willing to start up new businesses in Australia. ... startups in general is lousy public policy because we have no ...more »

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