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  • Hezbollah cell in America proves the need for a travel ban

    06/14/2017 7:17:02 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Hezbollah is a greater and more longstanding foundational threat to our homeland than ISIS. This was brought to the forefront last week when two Hezbollah operatives were arrested on charges of surveilling targets for the Iranian-backed terror group on our own soil. They were also naturalized citizens who were admitted from Lebanon as immigrants years ago. Sadly, this story received very little media coverage. President Trump would be wise to give a televised address making the case for his immigration moratorium and travel ban by using this case as a perfect case study for the need for smarter vetting and...
  • Labor Dept. Promises ‘Criminal Referrals’ for Work Visa Fraud, Say Feds

    06/07/2017 7:16:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    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 foreign guest worker programs. In a news release, the Labor Department said it would implement a series of changes aimed at “aggressively” combating fraud and abuse within visa programs like the H-1B visa. Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the...
  • Over 700,000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016, says new DHS report

    05/22/2017 9:54:21 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 22 May 2017 8:26pm ET | GENEVA SANDS
    More than half a million foreigners stayed in the United States after their visas expired during the last fiscal year, according to a new report released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Monday. Of the more than 50 million foreigners that entered the U.S., 1.47 percent -- or 739,478 people -- stayed in the country past the length of their visa. That includes those who stay one day over their allowable time, as well as people who have no intention of ever leaving the U.S. {snip} Of the total number of overstays last year, 628,799 people or 1.25 percent...
  • Texas Senator’s Proposal Would Expand Scandal-plagued EB-5 Visa Program

    05/11/2017 10:59:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 05/11/2017 | John Binder
    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is looking to expand the number of wealthy foreign nationals who can pay their way to permanent legal residency in the U.S. under the EB-5 visa. Cornyn is floating draft legislation that would essentially erase the current cap for EB-5 visas, which is set at 10,000 a year. Under the EB-5 visa, foreign nationals can claim that they will invest $500,000 and thus receive Green Cards for their family for at least two years, with pathways to citizenship available as well. The only requirement is that the EB-5 holder create 10 U.S. jobs.
  • Kushner family hopes to lure wealthy Chinese investors if they invest $500,00 in projects w promise.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4481200/Kushner-family-hoping-lure-Chinese-investors-US.html
  • Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops

    04/27/2017 2:21:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 27, 2017 | By Yeganeh Torbati
    The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday. At the same time, the data showed that the total of U.S. non-immigrant visas issued to people from all countries was up by nearly 5 percent in March compared to the 2016 monthly average. Citizens of the seven Muslim-majority nations under the bans - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - received...
  • Uber Technologies does not employ Americans for Engineering Positions

    04/25/2017 2:43:41 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.
  • Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa

    04/25/2017 2:37:47 AM PDT · by vannrox
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.
  • Australia toughens foreign worker visas, says Australian jobs for Australians

    04/18/2017 4:19:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/18/17 | Swati Pandey
    Australia will abolish a temporary work visa popular with foreigners and replace it with a new programme requiring better English-language and job skills, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday. Turnbull, struggling with poor voter approval ratings, rejected suggestions the visa policy change was in response to far-right wing political parties, such as One Nation, demanding more nationalistic policies. But in a Facebook announcement Turnbull said: "Our reforms will have a simple focus: Australian jobs and Australian values." In a similar vein, U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday directing changes to a temporary visa programme...
  • Report: POTUS TRUMP to Sign Order That Will Overhaul Visa Program for High-Skilled Workers

    04/18/2017 4:33:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    The H1-B visa program, which is used by tech companies to bring in high-skilled workers, will see a bit of an overhaul on Tuesday when the President issues a new executive order. The President will sign the executive order at a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which reportedly will make it far more difficult for U.S. employers to “look overseas for workers to fill middle-income jobs”.
  • Border plan overlooks driver of illegal immigration: visas

    04/13/2017 9:16:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 13, 2017 | By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    MIAMI - Uruguay’s banking crisis had already claimed Rosana Araujo’s savings when she and her family, tourist visas in hand, boarded a Miami-bound plane in Montevideo. She stayed in Miami after her visa expired, supporting herself on random jobs, cleaning homes or babysitting. “I feel lucky because I got here in a plane,” she said. “I feel lucky because I didn’t have to cross a desert.” While the national discussion on immigration focuses on securing the U.S.-Mexico border with a multibillion dollar wall, travelers such as Araujo who overstay their visits have become the main source of illegal immigration in...
  • EU Parliament moves to end visa-free travel for Americans

    04/12/2017 6:56:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Euro News ^ | 03/03/2017
    The European Parliament has taken the first step in potentially revoking visa-free travel of Americans to the European Union. The parliament’s civil liberties committee voted to end Americans’ visa-free travel to European Union countries, forcing the European Commission to reintroduce visa requirements on in-coming American travellers. The vote gives the Commission two months to adopt the needed legal measures revoking a reciprocity agreement the European Union had with the United States on travel. As long as neither the EU Parliament nor the Council of the European Union object, American travellers will be forced to apply for entry into the EU...
  • Alternative route to US citizenship

    04/03/2017 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Jyotishi
    The Hindu, Business Line ^ | Sunday, April 2, 2017 | Lokeshwarri S K
    The EB-5 program will get you permanent residency in the US through capital investment With the new US President's anti-globalisation and anti-immigrants stance, those wishing to toil their way in to a US citizenship might find it hard in the near future. But money might buy you a rightful place under the US sun. This can be achieved with the help of the EB-5 program, that can get you permanent residency and eventually citizenship, provided you have a deep pocket. Many countries, including the UK, Australia and exotic locales such as Malta and Cyprus provide a channel to high networth...
  • U.S. Homeland Security announces steps against H1B visa fraud

    04/03/2017 2:19:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 3, 2017 | By Julia Edwards Ainsley
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump's campaign promises to overhaul the program. Trump had promised to end the lottery system for H1B visas, which gives each applicant an equal chance at 65,000 positions each year. Lobbyists for businesses who rely on H1B visas, commonly used by the tech sector, had expected Trump to upend the lottery in favor of a system that prioritized workers who are highly skilled and...
  • WIN: Computer programmers may no longer be eligible for H-1B visas

    04/03/2017 2:09:26 PM PDT · by johnk · 51 replies
    axios ^ | 4/3/2017 | Kim Hart
    "...What it means: This aligns with the administration's focus on reserving the temporary visas for very high-skilled (and higher-paid) professionals while encouraging low- and mid-level jobs to go to American workers instead. The new guidance affects applications for the lottery for 2018 fiscal year that opened Monday..."
  • New H-1B Visa Allocation Bears Little of Donald Trump’s Imprint

    03/29/2017 6:50:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 March 2017 | Laura Meckler
    President vowed changes to the high-skilled-worker program President Donald Trump ran for office promising changes to the H-1B visa program, which brings high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S. But come Monday, the government opens another round of applications using rules that have long been in place. Demand for the program badly outstrips the supply so, as in past years, the government will use a lottery to decide which companies get them. The visas are coveted by tech firms, who have unsuccessfully lobbied Congress to increase the cap, which is set at 85,000. The new visas become available each year in...
  • Trump Administration Orders Tougher Screening of Visa Applicants

    03/23/2017 5:50:45 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 43 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 03/23/2017 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    The Trump administration is making it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States by demanding new security checks before giving visas to tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents. Diplomatic cables sent last week from Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson to all American embassies instructed consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny. It was the first evidence of the “extreme vetting” Mr. Trump promised during the presidential campaign.
  • Visa woes keep bands from South by Southwest

    03/14/2017 12:11:10 PM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    France24 ^ | 14 march 2017 | Wire
    NEW YORK (AFP) - At least four bands have been forced to cancel at South by Southwest after being refused entry into the United States, with some artists blaming President Donald Trump's policies. South by Southwest, the annual extravaganza of film, music and technology underway in Austin, Texas, has long been a launching point for bands seeking a break in the music industry. London-based United Vibrations, whose members include brothers Ahmad, Kareem and Yussef Dayes, said their authorizations to enter the United States were revoked. "We were looking forward to connecting with our brothers and sisters stateside to share our...
  • The horrendous visa program forcing American tech workers to 'dig their own graves'

    03/10/2017 12:13:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 03/10/2017 | Nate Madden
    Leo Perrero still remembers the humiliation of losing his job. “All of you in this room will be losing your jobs in the next 90 days,” he was told, later recalling the experience before Congress. “Later that same day,” he added, “I remember very clearly going to the local church pumpkin sale and having to tell the kids that we could not buy any because my job was going over to a foreign worker.” Disney replaced Perrero using a little-known and oft overlooked provision of immigration law that allows big tech companies to replace their employees with foreign workers under...
  • Americans Might Have to Get a Visa for Europe

    03/03/2017 7:41:52 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 104 replies
    Money ^ | 3/3/2017 | Tara John
    Not posting since I am unsure if we can excerpt Time. The upshot is the EU has found that the US is in violation of Visa reciprocity from Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Cyprus, and Poland and wants to force US citizens to get Visas to go there.