Hike In H1B, L1 Visa Fee To Stay

Posted - 08/31/2016

Indian industry of information technology seems to get no relief from the increase in the fees of short-term visa. Last year in the month of December, USA announced a hike in short-term visa fee for IT professionals traveling to the US for work […] Read Full Article: Hike In H1B, L1 Visa Fee To Stay


Immigrants Help Immigrants at Health Care Center in Washington

Posted - 08/31/2016

s the political debate rages over U.S. immigration policy, those who are already in the United States face numerous challenges trying to find their way in a new culture. As VOA Executive Producer Linda Ringe discovered, the help immigrants give to each other is often the most effective. VOA’s Carol Pearson narrates. Watch Video: Immigrants


White House Proposes a New Immigration Rule for Entrepreneurs

Posted - 08/31/2016

The Obama administration proposed a rule on Friday aimed at attracting thousands of immigrant entrepreneurs to start companies in the United States. The rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, would ease the ability of startup founders to build companies if they have significant funding from U.S. investors […] Read Full Article: White House


Despite Disney Dust-Up, Attys Say H-1B Program Rarely Misused

Posted - 08/10/2016

Law360, New York (June 4, 2015, 9:24 PM ET) — Recent allegations have surfaced that theWalt Disney Co. replaced a slew of its tech workers with immigrants on H-1B visas, but attorneys say the claims don’t depict the real story behind the visa program, which ensures foreign workers are paid as much as their U.S.


Struggling Illinois Republican incumbents defy party on immigration

Posted - 08/10/2016

Two endangered Republican members of Congress from Illinois will buck their party’s platform on immigration Wednesday as they highlight their support for a pathway to citizenship for many of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants […] Read Full Article: Struggling Illinois Republican incumbents defy party on immigration


Italian Immigrant’s Dreams Become Sweet Reality

Posted - 08/10/2016

This is a story about a man and his gelato. Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, and ice cream is a hugely popular treat among Americans […] Read Full Article: Italian Immigrant’s Dreams Become Sweet Reality

Melania Trump’s H-1B controversy explained

Posted - 08/05/2016

Overseas fashion models working on H-1B visas is a peculiar part of the visa law. This visa is intended for high-skilled workers, such as those in computer-related occupations. But to work in the U.S. in the 1990s as a fashion model, the H-1B visa was Melania Trump’s obvious visa choice […] Melania Trump’s H-1B controversy


Possible H-1B and L-1 visa restrictions won’t impact Indian IT firms

Posted - 08/05/2016

According to a report published by the Financial Express, India’s $100-billion IT services export industry won’t suffer any major impact if a new Bill proposed by two US lawmakers becomes law. The Bill in question seeks to further restrict H-1B and L-1 visas […] Read Full Article: Possible H-1B and L-1 visa restrictions won’t impact Indian IT


Higher Immigration Penalties for I-9 and Other Violations Going Into Effect August 1, 2016

Posted - 08/03/2016

As a result of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, higher immigration fines and penalties will go into effect on August 1, 2016.   The fines and penalties cover Form I-9 paperwork violations, the unlawful employment of immigrant workers, certain temporary work visa programs, and immigration-related discrimination in hiring and employment. While these