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Immigration Hawks to DHS: H-2B Expansion 'Shows Contempt for Forgotten Americans'Knox White's part-time gig promotes foreign investment at home and abroadLabour could introduce new post-Brexit visa scheme for unskilled workers, leaked paper revealsJune 2017 Visa BulletinQatar: Entry, work, residence and exitInternational students find hurdles to US employment after graduationTrump's Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs in Ghost-Written Senate LettersBuying a fast-track to U.S. citizenship? The $500K 'golden visa,' explainedRenewing general work visas challenging in South AfricaIndians worst hit as Australia abolishes popular work visa ...'UAE work visa restrictions on Bangladeshis to ease soon'Employment agent gives a slip with job seekers' moneyImmigration Bill Roundup: Work Visas, Trafficking Efforts - Law360H-1B, Green Cards: Trump And Modi Have A Lot To Talk About When They MeetTrump's Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs In Ghost-Written Senate Letters

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457 Visa change 'a silver lining'
Harden Murrumburrah ExpressMay 5, 2017

The government's axing of temporary skilled work visas may open up opportunities for local job-seekers, says a Cootamundra employment expert. The town's unemployment levels have ballooned out in recent months, exacerbated by the Manildra meatworks ...more »

What You Need to Know About EB-5 Visas
Voice of AmericaMay 8, 2017

$1 million or $500,000 if the money is invested in a high unemployment or rural area, considered a targeted employment area (TEA). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says approximately 97 percent of all investments by EB-5 petitioners are made ...more »

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Immigration Hawks to DHS: H-2B Expansion 'Shows Contempt for Forgotten Americans'
Breitbart NewsMay 31, 2017

The H-2B visa is for non-agricultural, low-skilled seasonal work, supplying resorts, hotels and the seafood and landscaping industry with thousands of cheap, foreign employees. Every year, 66,000 H-2B jobs are given and this year, House Speaker Paul ...more »

Knox White's part-time gig promotes foreign investment at home and abroad
Upstate Business JournalMay 31, 2017

Curiously enough, White has played a direct yet largely unacknowledged role in helping foreign companies establish their operations here. Since 1992, he has been a partner in the law firm Haynsworth, Sinkler & Boyd, where he leads immigration and ...more »

Labour could introduce new post-Brexit visa scheme for unskilled workers, leaked paper reveals
The IndependentMay 30, 2017

Labour has reportedly drawn up a draft policy paper to allow unskilled migrants into the UK after Brexit. It proposes bringing back a special visa scheme for people seeking "low-skilled, unskilled and seasonal work" in the UK. The policy paper, seen by ...more »

June 2017 Visa Bulletin
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)May 30, 2017

On May 9, 2017, the United States Department of State (DOS) released the June 2017 Visa Bulletin [PDF version]. The June 2017 Visa Bulletin contains dates for filing and application final action dates for the family-sponsored and employment-based ...more »

Qatar: Entry, work, residence and exit
Lexology (registration)May 30, 2017

Employment and immigration are interlinked in Qatar. Once a Qatari entity has been issued with a computer/immigration card it may register with the Labour Department and submit block visa allocation applications to bring individuals into Qatar. A block ...more »

International students find hurdles to US employment after graduation
Seattle GlobalistMay 30, 2017

Applying for an H-1B visa program — which is how many international students qualify to work — is not an easy process that guarantees anyone a chance to work in the U.S. And unlike what political rhetoric might imply — it is not a program that ...more »

Trump's Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs in Ghost-Written Senate Letters
Boise WeeklyMay 29, 2017

Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump's nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, government employee, diplomat and Capitol ...more »

Buying a fast-track to U.S. citizenship? The $500K 'golden visa,' explained
NJ.comMay 29, 2017

The program was approved by Congress in 1990, which created the so-called "Employment-Based Fifth Preference," or EB-5 immigrant visa, aimed at promoting job creation and capital investment in the United States by foreign investors. At its heart was ...more »

Renewing general work visas challenging in South Africa
Bizcommunity.comMay 29, 2017

General work visas are proving virtually impossible to renew, since the implementation of the current immigration laws on 26 May 2014, when the Department of Labour took on a more significant role in the process.more »

Indians worst hit as Australia abolishes popular work visa ...
Times of IndiaMay 29, 2017

On April 18, Australia abolished a popular work visa it granted to 95,000 foreign workers every year. Indians used to get close to 25,000 of these.more »

'UAE work visa restrictions on Bangladeshis to ease soon'
Prothom Alo (English)May 28, 2017

Semi-skilled workers make up the majority of Bangladeshi expatriates in the UAE at present, but a top diplomat said this is likely to change soon as more and more skilled workers look to make the UAE their home, reports the Gulf News. “Historically ...more »

Employment agent gives a slip with job seekers' money
The New Indian ExpressMay 27, 2017

“I gave the agent `35,000 at his house in Pundi in March after he told me that my visa to Kuwait had been confirmed. I got into his trap when he demanded only `35,000, promising me a job in Kuwait, while the other agents are charging `60,000 for the same.more »

Immigration Bill Roundup: Work Visas, Trafficking Efforts - Law360
Law360 (subscription)May 26, 2017

Members of the 115th Congress took action on immigration-related bills in recent days that included measures that would aim to protect human trafficking victims ...more »

H-1B, Green Cards: Trump And Modi Have A Lot To Talk About When They Meet
SwarajyaMay 25, 2017

The H-1B visa is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa for temporary workers, hotly sought by Indian techies and information technology (IT) companies. According to United States Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS), the H-1B visa was initiated ...more »

Trump's Immigration Pick Attacked Obama Programs In Ghost-Written Senate Letters
The National Memo (blog)May 25, 2017

Lee Francis Cissna, President Trump's nominee to head the federal agency that handles applications for visas, refugee status and citizenship, has put little on the public record in his 20 years as a lawyer, government employee, diplomat and Capitol ...more »

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