Visas. Legal news and articles for May 17 - 23, 2017

Homeland Security: More than 600000 overstayed US visas in 2016Arnold Ahlert: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Subterfuge ...More Indian Graduates of U.S. Colleges Staying in the Country to Work Under the OPT ProgramGuest column: Looking for a path forwardImmigrants urged to apply for US EB5 Green Card and L1 visas in wake of Trump H1B Visa crackdownCould NAFTA Professional Visas Be On The Trading Block?Guide to visa requirements for work in AfricaData show international graduates of U.S. colleges are winning right to stay in country and workUntangling the Immigration ThicketPew: More Foreign OPT Students Remaining in the US to WorkImmigrant Visas Mean Job CreationMore foreign grads of US colleges are staying in the country to workVisa ban against Bangladeshis looking to work in the UAE 'will be lifted very soon'Processing time for permanent visas variesDonald Trump administration attacks minimum wage dodge on L1 visas

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SUNDAY TALK: Grassley on Skilled Foreign Work Visas
KIOWApril 23, 2017

A: Since my recent discussions with the president, momentum is moving in the right direction to fix systemic abuse of employment-based, skilled foreign worker programs created nearly three decades ago. Over time, abuse of the program has led to ...more »

Beyond H-1B: 5 Options To Consider To Live And Work In The US
NDTVMay 10, 2017

H-1B visas have faced a lot of flak from the Trump Administration in the past month. In a bid to secure more jobs for US citizens, White House has singled out Indian IT companies like Infosys and some of its peers such as Tata Consultancy Services for ...more »

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Homeland Security: More than 600000 overstayed US visas in 2016
Cronkite NewsMay 23, 2017

The number of people overstaying their visas calls for tighter regulation of visas and things like a nationwide eVerify system to check the citizenship status of job applicants, which would cut employment opportunities for undocumented populations ...more »

Arnold Ahlert: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Subterfuge ...
Patriot PostMay 22, 2017

There are economic, cultural and Rule of Law reasons to be skeptical of proposed “federalism” in immigration policy.more »

More Indian Graduates of U.S. Colleges Staying in the Country to Work Under the OPT Program
India WestMay 21, 2017

In 2016, the Obama administration again expanded the work period for STEM graduates to its current 36-month maximum. Nearly as many people are approved for the OPT program as receive H-1B visas, another main source of high-skilled foreign workers ...more »

Guest column: Looking for a path forward
Post RegisterMay 20, 2017

Despite the fact that undocumented immigrants add tremendous value to our economy and prop up some of our biggest industries, there aren't enough—or the right kinds—of employment visas for all the undocumented workers we need to fill our jobs.more »

Immigrants urged to apply for US EB5 Green Card and L1 visas in wake of Trump H1B Visa crackdown
Workpermit.comMay 20, 2017

US President, Donald Trump, officially ordered a review of the H1B visa in April 2017, sparking concerns that access to the US work visa will get tougher. The cap for the 2018 H1B scheme was reached within a few days of being introduced at the ...more »

Could NAFTA Professional Visas Be On The Trading Block?
ForbesMay 19, 2017

In 1993, the NAFTA agreement introduced a new immigration visa to all three countries, to enable professionals of all sorts to work in these service areas more freely. In the United States, this is referred to as a “TN” visa, in Canada a professional visa.more »

Guide to visa requirements for work in Africa
Bizcommunity.comMay 19, 2017

Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions. With each country having different visa requirements for employees who wish to work in those jurisdictions, the employment practice team ...more »

Data show international graduates of U.S. colleges are winning right to stay in country and work
Inside Higher EdMay 19, 2017

And while there is no right to do so on the basis of student visas, a program that allows such employment -- and whose future is unclear during the Trump administration -- is growing. The Pew Research Center on Thursday released data showing that the ...more »

Untangling the Immigration Thicket
East Hampton StarMay 18, 2017

“This is not about what we think the law should be; it's about what the law is,” Mr. Walsh said as he introduced Ms. Trinh, who specializes in employment-based visa processing at the firm's White Plains office. Hotel housekeepers and other resort staff ...more »

Pew: More Foreign OPT Students Remaining in the US to Work
NumbersUSAMay 18, 2017

A recent report by the Pew Research Center shows that more foreign students are using the Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa program to gain employment and stay in the U.S. until they can receive an H-1B visa. This prevents many American graduates, ...more »

Immigrant Visas Mean Job Creation
New York TimesMay 18, 2017

In the process, the program has helped create at least 175,000 jobs across the country, offering hope and employment to neglected areas and forgotten communities, all at no cost to taxpayers. For the EB-5 program to continue to deliver results, real ...more »

More foreign grads of US colleges are staying in the country to work
Pew Research CenterMay 18, 2017

U.S. college graduates with F-1 visas for foreign students may apply to OPT, and those approved may work in the U.S. for up to 12 months in their field of study. Foreign students majoring in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM ...more »

Visa ban against Bangladeshis looking to work in the UAE 'will be lifted very soon'
The NationalMay 17, 2017

New work visas to Bangladeshis were stopped by the UAE Government in 2012 and workers in the UAE were not allowed to move from one company to another. The ban brought in different kinds of exploitation – employers forced workers to pay for visa ...more »

Processing time for permanent visas varies
Jamaica ObserverMay 17, 2017

Answer: United States immigration law recognises several categories of immigrant (permanent) visas, including family based and employment-based; the majority of immigrant visas issued to Jamaicans are in the family based immigration category. Almost ...more »

Donald Trump administration attacks minimum wage dodge on L1 visas
FirstpostMay 17, 2017

A US based employer trying to pass off a $6.47 per hour wage rate to hire an engineer in Oregon on a temporary work visa has been shown the door by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services which in turn has pinned its decision on this case as ...more »

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