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International Students Face Numerous Obstacles to US EmploymentQuora Question: Do H1-B Visa Workers Steal U.S. Jobs? - NewsweekL1 and H1B US Visas for American employers require substantial investment in US work visas to employ foreign workersH-2B Visa Cap Could Close Door County BusinessesAustralian 457 visa ban may affect Indian professionalsBrazil: Congress Approves New Immigration LawKey facts about the US H-1B visa programTrump takes first step in 'Buy America, Hire America' agendaGoogle becomes latest tech giant to allow workers to protest, asks vendors to do the sameFailure To Pay Minimum Wage Can Jeopardize Employment-Based Visa PetitionsEmployers Must Prepare for Next Phase of Trump Immigration PolicyInternational students concerned about Trump's review of H-1B visaOpinion: Changes to working holiday visa work conditionsTrump's visa policy may harm Israeli hi-tech innovatorsIn Q1, more than 50% employees to be locals in the US: Wipro

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Thousands of Non-US Job Seekers Apply for H1-B Visas - VOA News
Voice of AmericaApril 4, 2017

Large numbers of job seekers from around the world are filing applications at U.S. federal offices as the season opened Monday for H1-B visas for foreign ...more »

Under Trump, more than 200000 foreign spouses could lose their right to work
Washington PostApril 7, 2017

Most of those faced with losing their right to work — if the Trump administration revokes the authorizations — would be women like Sengupta, highly educated wives who in many cases gave up their own “high-skilled” H-1B visas for the spousal work permits.more »

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International Students Face Numerous Obstacles to US Employment
The Student LifeApril 30, 2017

Among the numerous obstacles that international students looking to work in the United States face, the question of sponsorship for the employment-based visa is the biggest consideration. In order to enter the lottery for an H-1B visa, the program ...more »

Quora Question: Do H1-B Visa Workers Steal U.S. Jobs? - Newsweek
NewsweekApril 30, 2017

There is no fixed number of jobs, so there can be no technical "stealing."more »

L1 and H1B US Visas for American employers require substantial investment in US work visas to employ foreign workers
Workpermit.comApril 29, 2017

US employers are spending over three times more on foreign workers on US visas such as the L1 and H1B visa than they are on American labor, and it's taking recruiters up to six times longer to add overseas labor to the workforce compared with hiring a ...more »

H-2B Visa Cap Could Close Door County Businesses
Door County PulseApril 28, 2017

The H-2B visa program allows up to 66,000 foreign, unskilled workers annually to temporarily work in the United States during the busy season of tourist destinations. The expiration of a returning worker exemption and the unlikelihood of expanding the ...more »

Australian 457 visa ban may affect Indian professionals
Mathrubhumi EnglishApril 28, 2017

Recent decision of Australian Government to curtail 457 job visas will affect immigrants working in Australia and students pursuing to get employment visa there. Unfortunately this decision has been taken after the recent visit of Australian Prime ...more »

Brazil: Congress Approves New Immigration Law
Bloomberg BNAApril 27, 2017

Brazil's congress has approved a new immigration law guaranteeing the same rights to foreign residents as to native-born Brazilians. The Migration Law was approved by the country's senate April 18 after having passed the lower house last December.more »

Key facts about the US H-1B visa program
Pew Research CenterApril 27, 2017

Almost 1.8 million H-1B visas have been distributed in fiscal years 2001 through 2015, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. The program, created by the Immigration Act of 1990, allows employers to hire foreigners to work on a ...more »

Trump takes first step in 'Buy America, Hire America' agenda
Enid News & EagleApril 27, 2017

The order's goal, as President Trump emphasized, is to ensure that the 85,000 employment-based H-1B visas (65,000 from the general pool of foreign nationals and 20,000 from the advanced degree exception category) are issued to truly skilled overseas ...more »

Google becomes latest tech giant to allow workers to protest, asks vendors to do the same
Silicon Valley Business JournalApril 27, 2017

Earlier this year, President Trump signed an executive order that would restrict the use of H-1B employment visas, on which many Silicon Valley companies rely heavily to source software engineers from overseas. Last week, Facebook and several other ...more »

Failure To Pay Minimum Wage Can Jeopardize Employment-Based Visa Petitions
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 26, 2017

Specifically, before approving an employment-based visa petition, it must be established that the employment visa beneficiary will not be paid less than the state or federal hourly minimum wage. (Whichever has the highest minimum wage is the minimum to ...more »

Employers Must Prepare for Next Phase of Trump Immigration Policy
Bloomberg BNAApril 26, 2017

One employment area Trump has focused on is H-1B visas, and employers that use the visas for highly skilled workers should be prepared, Chishti said. Trump's Buy American and Hire American executive order, signed April 18, calls on various agencies to ...more »

International students concerned about Trump's review of H-1B visa
Daily BruinApril 26, 2017

Trump signed an executive order on April 18 which directed federal agencies to review employment immigration laws, including the H-1B visa program. International students primarily depend on the program to work in the U.S. after graduation. The “Buy ...more »

Opinion: Changes to working holiday visa work conditions
Human CapitalApril 26, 2017

The Working Holiday (subclass 417) and Work and Holiday (subclass 462) visas allow visa holders to have an extended holiday in Australia and to supplement their funds with short term employment. These visas are granted with condition 8547, which limits ...more »

Trump's visa policy may harm Israeli hi-tech innovators
Jerusalem Post Israel NewsApril 25, 2017

Trump's most recent announcement regarding the review of employment immigration laws largely focuses on the H-1B program, which grants 65,000 visas annually to specialized employees and another 20,000 to graduate student workers, through a lottery ...more »

In Q1, more than 50% employees to be locals in the US: Wipro
Economic TimesApril 25, 2017

BENGALURU: IT firm Wipro expects locals to constitute more than half of its workforce in the US by June as it continues to make "significant" investments in the American market amid tightening of visa norms. Much like its peers Tata Consultancy ...more »

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