The Long Road to Immigration Reform

Posted - 06/30/2016

The Supreme Court’s decision this week kicks the can to 2017. A deadlocked Supreme Court has effectively squashed any chance of significant immigration reform before President Obama leaves office in January. On June 23, a 4–4 vote by the justices left in place an injunction blocking Obama’s plan to shield from deportation millions of undocumented immigrants whose

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US Border Control Wants Visitors to Bare Social Media Accounts

Posted - 06/30/2016

Social media accounts may become part of the visa screening process for entry into the United States in a bid to thwart terrorists, The Guardian reported. The nation’s Customs and Border Protection is proposing that I-94W and electronic entry forms be updated to include the line: “Please enter information associated with your online presence—Provider/Platform — Social media


US: Sunder Pichai, three other Indian-Americans honoured with ‘Great Immigrants Award’

Posted - 06/30/2016

Indian-origin Google CEO Sunder Pichai and three other Indian-Americans are among the 42 US nationals honoured with this years prestigious “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” award. The other three Indian-Americans are Hari Sreenivasan, anchor and senior correspondent, PBS NewsHour, Vikram Malhotra Chairman of the Americas, McKinsey & Company and Bharati Mukherjee National Book Critics

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Clinton plans to ‘staple’ green cards on STEM grads’ diplomas

Posted - 06/30/2016

In an effort to attract the best talented persons from across the globe, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said that if elected she will launch a “start-up” visa and staple Green card with masters and PhD degrees in science and technology category… Read Full Article: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3089314/it-careers/clinton-wants-to-staple-green-cards-on-stem-grads-diplomas.html  


Discontinue issuing immigrant or non-immigrant visas to India, China, top US Senator asks Obama

Posted - 06/30/2016

Republican Senator Senate Chuck Grassley said this in a letter to the Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. (Wikipedia photo) A top American Senator has asked the Obama Administration to discontinue issuing immigrant and non-immigrant visas to citizens from 23 countries, including India and China, while alleging them of being non-cooperative in taking back illegal immigrants


US Supreme Court, Split 4-4, Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

Posted - 06/30/2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Barack Obama a harsh defeat, splitting 4-4 over his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits, leaving intact a lower-court ruling blocking the plan… Read Full Article: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Immigration-Plan-Obama-Supreme-Court/2016/06/23/id/735274/


Supreme Court’s immigration ruling could cost 200,000 Silicon Valley jobs

Posted - 06/27/2016

Silicon Valley could lose more than 200,000 jobs during the next 10 years as a result of Thursday’s evenly divided Supreme Court that effectively upheld a lower court’s decision blocking President Obama’s plan to shield nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Obama had issued an executive order in 2014 to allow as many as 5 million unauthorized


Draft bill would boost H-1B worker pay for big visa users

Posted - 06/23/2016

Pay for H-1B workers may increase significantly if a draft bill authored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) gets the bipartisan backing it will need to pass Congress. The bill primarily relies on salary to distribute the visas. Firms that pay salaries well above the prevailing wage will have the best chance of getting a visa.

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Supreme Court to review no-bail policy for immigrants awaiting deportation hearings

Posted - 06/22/2016

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Justice Department appeal of a 2015 lower-court decision requiring bail hearings for immigrants who have been in detention for at least six months awaiting deportation proceedings. However, the American Civil Liberties Union—which won a lower-court ruling requiring bail hearings after six months—said recently disclosed hearing records