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A golden ticket to citizenshipWhat you should know about immigration | Your Legal CornerPhotos: The 48 most powerful Latinos in WisconsinIT Workers Are Challenging The Replacement Of U.S. Employees With Foreign Visa HoldersDid Disney Discriminate Against U.S. Employees and Replace Them With Immigrants?In An Immigration Debate Focused On Borders And Walls, Asians Often Get Left OutIn An Immigration Debate Focused On Borders And Walls, Asians Often Get Left OutH-2A Visas Enable Employers To Avoid Wage CompetitionManufacturing head puts candidates in spotlightFor-Profit College Execs Sentenced on Financial Aid, Visa Fraud ChargesForeign worker visas in need of revisionBrains without bordersTransfinder has best year yet as it opens office in ChinaEPI Report: No Labor Shortage for H-2B Visa JobsDepartment of State Releases February 2016 Visa Bulletin

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Perfect Friendships
Huffington PostJanuary 20, 2016

These people are the beneficiaries of the EB-5 visa program. Under the EB-5 program foreign investors who invest $500,000 in a new U.S. commercial enterprise in a "targeted employment area " are able to obtain green cards for themselves and visas for ...more »

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A golden ticket to citizenship
Business Standard (press release) (registration) (blog)January 31, 2016

The idea behind these visas is to generate employment for citizens and help economic growth. These visas are called as entrepreneur or active investment programmes. The UK, for example, has an entrepreneur visa. The applicant needs to start a business ...more »

What you should know about immigration | Your Legal Corner
NJ.comJanuary 31, 2016

If not immediate family members, a limited number of visas are available under a family preference system that includes adult children and siblings of U.S. citizens and spouses and unmarried children of lawful permanent residents. Employment-Based ...more »

Photos: The 48 most powerful Latinos in Wisconsin
Madison.comJanuary 31, 2016

Gerardo H. (Jerry) Gonzalez of Waukesha is co-founder of the largest minority-owned law firms in the nation, and one of the largest minority-owned businesses of any kind in Wisconsin. The firm, Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan, has annual revenue of more than ...more »

IT Workers Are Challenging The Replacement Of U.S. Employees With Foreign Visa Holders
Opposing ViewsJanuary 30, 2016

IT workers are fighting back against a U.S. company who is allegedly replacing them with foreign visa holders. While some workers, like the 200 who were laid off from Eversource Energy after some had to train their foreign replacements from India or ...more »

Did Disney Discriminate Against U.S. Employees and Replace Them With Immigrants?
Care2.comJanuary 29, 2016

When large companies enter into the immigration debate, they lobby for an increase in the number of H-1B visas available. The 85,000 visas are issued annually via a lottery to highly specialized and skilled workers and are usually paid for by the ...more »

In An Immigration Debate Focused On Borders And Walls, Asians Often Get Left Out
Huffington PostJanuary 29, 2016

Asians and Pacific Islanders make up more than 80 percent of the people in the government's employment visa backlogs, according to Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. They also account for more ...more »

In An Immigration Debate Focused On Borders And Walls, Asians Often Get Left Out
Huffington PostJanuary 29, 2016

Asians and Pacific Islanders make up more than 80 percent of the people in the government's employment visa backlogs, according to Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. They also account for more ...more »

H-2A Visas Enable Employers To Avoid Wage Competition
NumbersUSAJanuary 29, 2016

While the H-2A visa is not supposed to be granted until the Dept. of Labor certifies that "employment of H-2A aliens will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers,” many employers say they hire H-2A ...more »

Manufacturing head puts candidates in spotlight
The Union LeaderJanuary 29, 2016

MANCHESTER — The chief spokesman for the nation's manufacturers is urging New Hampshire voters to press presidential candidates on issues key to the long-term health of the industry, including immigration policy and international trade agreements.more »

For-Profit College Execs Sentenced on Financial Aid, Visa Fraud Charges
Inside Higher EdJanuary 29, 2016

“As part of this fraud,” the U.S. attorney's office said in a news release, “they falsified and manipulated documents to hide MCI's failure to timely return financial aid money received by MCI for domestic students who had dropped out of MCI.” The ...more »

Foreign worker visas in need of revision
Capital PressJanuary 28, 2016

Over the years, the amount of personal, business and farm production information we have to present to prove our need for labor increases. But the speed of getting visas cleared does not. The time frame for approval and having an employee arrive and ...more »

Brains without borders
The EconomistJanuary 28, 2016

One reason is tighter visa rules imposed after the terrorist attacks of 2001; another is that students must seek special permission to work off-campus while studying, and it is hard to stay and work for long after graduating. Longer-term employment ...more »

Transfinder has best year yet as it opens office in China
Albany Times UnionJanuary 27, 2016

It made more sense — at least until the Capital Region could educate more developers — to open an office in China rather than sponsor employees from China to work in Schenectady on work visas, a common practice in the software industry. "It's very ...more »

EPI Report: No Labor Shortage for H-2B Visa Jobs
NumbersUSAJanuary 27, 2016

The EPI report used the average national or state wage from DOL's Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) wage survey data and compared it to the H-2B wage certified by the DOL to determine the differences between wages paid to H-2B workers and the ...more »

Department of State Releases February 2016 Visa Bulletin
The National Law ReviewJanuary 27, 2016

Employment-based adjustment of status applicants must file using the Application Final Action Dates chart. The US Department of State (DOS) has released its February 2016 Visa Bulletin. The Visa Bulletin sets out per-country priority date cutoffs that ...more »

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