Visas. Legal news and articles for February 16 - 18, 2016

Saudis ease work options for Syrians, Yemenis residing therePreview of Business Immigration in 2016: H-4 EAD Reforms (Part 4/6)H-1B Work Permit Filings: Will You Beat the Cap?A Way to Thwart Illegal VotingStilt launches to give personal loans to people who don't have credit scoresWhat would deporting 11 million people look like?New York City Commission On Human Rights Becomes First And Only Anti-Discrimination Agency In Major U.S. City To ...Time to Prepare For April 1 H-1B FilingsBerlin Calling: Do Britain's Tech Clusters Face A Brain Drain?A Preview Of Business Immigration In 2016: Proposed Immigrant Visa Reforms (Part 3/6)Afghan interpreters deserve visas to America as quickly as possibleAfghan interpreters deserve visas to America as quickly as possibleStates Step Up As Washington Stalls On ImmigrationWhat About Our Interpreters?More than 60% of international students in Sydney underpaid – survey

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Worldview: It's time to repay loyal Afghans
Philly.comFebruary 14, 2016

Yet, despite his long service, Dave is blocked from getting a U.S. visa because of the new rules - and their retroactive application. One U.S. civilian contractor who hired him has folded, so he couldn't get an employment verification letter; the ...more »

Luis V. Gutierrez, Candidate for U.S. Representative (IL-04)
WLS-TVFebruary 13, 2016

I am proud to have fought hard for the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has provided nearly 700,000 deserving young people known as DREAMers a work permit and protection from deportation. .... broken ...more »

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Saudis ease work options for Syrians, Yemenis residing there
KITV HonoluluFebruary 18, 2016

Its purpose is to allow those residing in Saudi under visitor or work visas to apply for six-month work permits with other employers that are eligible for renewal. The site is not restricted to Syrians and Yemenis, but it states that the goal of Ajeer ...more »

Preview of Business Immigration in 2016: H-4 EAD Reforms (Part 4/6)
The National Law ReviewFebruary 18, 2016

The battle between Save Jobs USA and DHS over regulations granting work authorization to certain H-4 visa holders continues in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia with both sides having filed motions for summary judgment ...more »

H-1B Work Permit Filings: Will You Beat the Cap?
Lexology (registration)February 18, 2016

This Management Alert is intended to enable employers to identify any current employees and employment candidates who may require H-1B work permit sponsorship before October 1, 2017. .... Citizens of Canada or Mexico who are eligible for a TN visa.more »

A Way to Thwart Illegal Voting
American Thinker (blog)February 18, 2016

The rules provide many forms of proof, such as green cards, current visas with appropriate work authorization, etc. A valid and current Employment Authorization Document (EAD), commonly called a work permit, is one of these documents. With a work ...more »

Stilt launches to give personal loans to people who don't have credit scores
VentureBeatFebruary 17, 2016

It claims to ask for more than what's considered by a traditional credit report — how delinquent you are in paying bills, your Form I-20, job offer letters, previous work experience, and much more. To verify your identity, you'll have to submit your ...more »

What would deporting 11 million people look like?
McClatchy Washington BureauFebruary 17, 2016

It could be done by implementing an employment-verification system that would prevent jobs from going to those who are not supposed to have them, he said. The implementation of an entry-exit system would help address those who overstay their visas.more »

New York City Commission On Human Rights Becomes First And Only Anti-Discrimination Agency In Major U.S. City To ...
The National Law ReviewFebruary 17, 2016

... activities under the New York City Human Rights Law, including discrimination and harassment in employment. In connection with its investigations of such activities, the Commission may uncover criminal activity that could qualify a victims for a U ...more »

Time to Prepare For April 1 H-1B Filings
Lexology (registration)February 17, 2016

At the beginning of each government fiscal year, which starts October 1, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes available an allocation of new H-1B visas. In general, the H-1B visa classification permits a foreign national to work ...more »

Berlin Calling: Do Britain's Tech Clusters Face A Brain Drain?
ForbesFebruary 17, 2016

And job seekers are not necessarily moving simply to find employment. They are choosing ... Perhaps more fundamentally, D'arcy says governments must continue to make it easy for highly skilled workers to get the visas and permits they need. He also ...more »

A Preview Of Business Immigration In 2016: Proposed Immigrant Visa Reforms (Part 3/6)
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 17, 2016

A proposed USCIS rule could improve flexibility and stability for employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. On December 31, 2015, DHS released a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register titled "Retention of EB-1, EB-2 ...more »

Afghan interpreters deserve visas to America as quickly as possible
Youngstown VindicatorFebruary 17, 2016

Yet, despite his long service, Dave is blocked from getting a U.S. visa because of the new rules – and their retroactive application. One U.S. civilian contractor who hired him has folded, so he couldn't get an employment verification letter; the ...more »

Afghan interpreters deserve visas to America as quickly as possible
Youngstown VindicatorFebruary 17, 2016

Yet, despite his long service, Dave is blocked from getting a U.S. visa because of the new rules – and their retroactive application. One U.S. civilian contractor who hired him has folded, so he couldn't get an employment verification letter; the ...more »

States Step Up As Washington Stalls On Immigration
NPRFebruary 17, 2016

... government's online system for checking whether prospective employees are authorized to work in the U.S. It also prohibits cities and counties from adopting sanctuary ordinances that would limit enforcement of federal immigration laws. Law Enforcement.more »

What About Our Interpreters?
Washington Free Beacon (blog)February 16, 2016

Afghan translators who worked for the United States military could find themselves ineligible for U.S. visas due to a recent State Department decision that retroactively changed the requirements for applicants. The rule change, which increased the ...more »

More than 60% of international students in Sydney underpaid – survey
The GuardianFebruary 16, 2016

A Fair Work ombudsman spokeswoman said one in 10 requests for help is now coming from visa holders. “This trend concerns the agency and is why we devote considerable energy and resources to ensuring employers of overseas workers understand their ...more »

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