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Real estate experts rally behind proposed EB-5 legislationNorth Korea's trading partners are linked — and that could make them vulnerableHuman trafficking victims are scared to apply for visas under TrumpJoe Guzzardi: Outside the Beltway, No One Cares about RussiaCanada launches visa program for hiring specialized foreign talentH-1B Visa Petitions from India-based Companies Drop Significantly in FY 2016RUGE: Trump's immigration policies tough for Indiana businessesIf You Want Less Outsourcing, Then Increase Immigration'Inhumane' Phoenix-area farm? Employees: 'What we want is to work'Department of Labor to Increase Efforts to Combat Visa FraudNew study shows important economic contributions of H-1B visasLabor Dept. Promises 'Criminal Referrals' for Work Visa Fraud, Say ...For some U.S. visitors, 'extreme vetting' is here - SFGateUnderstanding why a visa can be so coveted and reviled - CNN.comSilicon Valley Debates Future of H1B Employment-Based Visa

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Real estate experts rally behind proposed EB-5 legislation
The Real Deal MagazineJune 12, 2017

Real estate experts in the EB-5 visa field strongly believe new legislation governing the controversial immigration program that rewards foreign investors with permanent U.S. residency will pass by the end of September. ... Klasko, who heads Klasko ...more »

North Korea's trading partners are linked — and that could make them vulnerable
Washington PostJune 12, 2017

“In principle, it would also provide him the ability to register for business services within the United States, including sending or receiving shipments, establishing bank accounts, or applying for employment visas,” the report stated. The researchers ...more »

Human trafficking victims are scared to apply for visas under Trump
VICE NewsJune 12, 2017

When Enrico Jose* came to the United States eight years ago from the Philippines on a seasonal work visa, an employment agency promised him free housing, free transportation, and overtime pay. But after arriving in Tampa, Florida, he found himself ...more »

Joe Guzzardi: Outside the Beltway, No One Cares about Russia
NoozhawkJune 12, 2017

Among the most frustrating employment roadblocks are the multiple nonimmigrant visas, most notably the H-1B that either keeps Americans from getting jobs or results in their displacement from jobs they already hold. Over the last two years, several ...more »

Canada launches visa program for hiring specialized foreign talent
The Globe and MailJune 11, 2017

Mr. Bergen said in an e-mail that the work-permit visa program, also referred to as the global talent stream, would help accelerate Canadian firms' growth: “With so few people within Canada with experience in scaling companies from the millions to ...more »

H-1B Visa Petitions from India-based Companies Drop Significantly in FY 2016
Lexology (registration)June 11, 2017

The top seven India-based outsourcing companies received approximately 7,000 new H-1B visa petitions for initial employment in fiscal year 2016, representing a decrease of 37% between fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2016, according to a report ...more »

RUGE: Trump's immigration policies tough for Indiana businesses
Indianapolis Business JournalJune 10, 2017

New proposed rules would require applicants for employment visas to disclose more information, including employment, travel and address history for the past 15 years; names and dates of birth for family members and current and former partners; phone ...more »

If You Want Less Outsourcing, Then Increase Immigration
ForbesJune 10, 2017

“That means that if you're against outsourcing, you should support H-1B visas.” H-1B temporary visas are generally the only practical way a high-skilled foreign national working abroad or an international student educated in the U.S. can work long-term ...more »

'Inhumane' Phoenix-area farm? Employees: 'What we want is to work'
AZCentral.comJune 9, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor announced it will aggressively pursue employers and others abusing workers and worker-visa programs and increase protections for workers. A previous version of this video incorrectly identified the location of G Farms. Wochit.more »

Department of Labor to Increase Efforts to Combat Visa Fraud
ImmigrationReform.com (blog)June 8, 2017

... Justice and Homeland Security is absolutely critical.” The Department of Labor also communicated that it will continue to work with the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to enforce immigration law and confront abuse of various visa programs.more »

New study shows important economic contributions of H-1B visas
Phys.OrgJune 7, 2017

A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science shows that the U.S. economy is strengthened by H-1B visa holders who fill key roles in enhancing ...more »

Labor Dept. Promises 'Criminal Referrals' for Work Visa Fraud, Say ...
Breitbart NewsJune 7, 2017

The Labor Department announced that it will increase protections for Americans as much as it can, while cracking down on fraud and abuse within various ...more »

For some U.S. visitors, 'extreme vetting' is here - SFGate
SFGateJune 5, 2017

visitors to the country, whether traveling for work or pleasure, have been learning one possible meaning: a close scrutiny of their use of social media.more »

Understanding why a visa can be so coveted and reviled - CNN.com
CNNJune 5, 2017

The H-1B visa was meant to bring the world's smartest people to America but that's not how it always works. Under Trump, the program faces fresh scrutiny.more »

Silicon Valley Debates Future of H1B Employment-Based Visa
Voice of AmericaJune 3, 2017

H1B visas were created to bring high-tech professionals from other countries to the US. The hub of high-tech innovation, Silicon Valley, has long benefited from the program. But the Trump administration has vowed to re-examine the program. In this ...more »

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