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H-1B Visa Cap for Higher Skilled Workers Maxed Out in Record Time

Written by on April 7, 2014 in Business, Employment, Visas with 1 Comment
H-1B Visa Cap for Higher Skilled Workers Maxed Out in Record Time

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday that the allotment of H-1B visas for the 2015 fiscal year, known as the H-1B visa cap, has been filled—a week after filing began. The principal temporary visa for skilled professionals, the H-1B allows U.S. companies to employ foreign professionals with at least a bachelor’s degree in a [...]

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Broken H-1B Visa Program is Costing American Jobs

Written by on March 19, 2014 in Business, Employment, Visas with 0 Comments
Broken H-1B Visa Program is Costing American Jobs

Compete America, an association of high-tech companies advocating for reform of immigration policies affecting higher-skilled workers, launched a job loss calculator today estimating the numbers of American jobs lost due to the lack of H-1B visas, the primary work visa for higher-skilled workers. The calculator estimates that 500,000 new U.S. jobs could have been created [...]

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Michigan to Immigrants: You’re Welcome Here

Michigan to Immigrants: You’re Welcome Here

It is clear that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder understands that immigration can be a potent boost to his state’s economy. It’s also an important component of economic revitalization for a city such as Detroit. Improving the nation’s broken immigration system could have enormous economic benefits for Michigan and states across the country, so Snyder joined [...]

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New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

New ICE Deportation Statistics Are No Cause for Celebration

There is little to cheer in the new deportation statistics released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). While the numbers document a 10 percent decline in the total number of deportations compared to last year, they also reveal the extent to which immigration enforcement resources are still devoted to apprehending, detaining, and deporting individuals [...]

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Immigrant Victims Left Waiting After U.S. Reaches U Visa Cap

Written by on December 16, 2013 in Reform, Visas with 1 Comment
Immigrant Victims Left Waiting After U.S. Reaches U Visa Cap

The federal government has already reached its limit on the number of U visas—a special category for crime victims—available for the 2014 fiscal year. After only two months, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials have already filled the 10,000 visas available this year. Every year since the visa program began in 2008, USCIS has [...]

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Supreme Court Considers Restrictive Interpretation of Child Status Protection Act

Written by on December 11, 2013 in Administration, Family, Supreme Court, Visas with 2 Comments
Supreme Court Considers Restrictive Interpretation of Child Status Protection Act

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio, a case challenging the government’s restrictive interpretation of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). The CSPA provides relief for the longstanding problem of children included on a parent’s visa application who “age out” – that is, turn 21 and lose their status [...]

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Supreme Court to Interpret Child Status Protection Act

Written by on November 14, 2013 in Children, Courts, Family, Immigration Law, Supreme Court, USCIS, Visas with 6 Comments
Supreme Court to Interpret Child Status Protection Act

Last week, several groups, including the American Immigration Council, submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court describing the heartrending stories of young people who have been separated from their families due to government processing delays and the shortage of visas.  The case, Mayorkas v. Cuellar de Osorio, concerns the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), [...]

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Report: Immigration Leads to Local Job Growth

Written by on October 25, 2013 in Business, Economics, Integration, Visas with 1 Comment
Report: Immigration Leads to Local Job Growth

With a nod to boosting economic growth, Atlanta—Georgia’s capital and the ninth largest metropolitan region in the United States—is embarking on a path to be more welcoming to immigrants. Earlier this week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city’s success is tied to the talent and engagement of all of its members, including immigrants. He [...]

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It’s Immigrant Entrepreneurship Month in Massachusetts!

It’s Immigrant Entrepreneurship Month in Massachusetts!

Massachusetts is no stranger to the many benefits immigrant entrepreneurs bring to communities. From family owned restaurants and shops along small town main streets, to large Fortune 500 companies, immigrant-owned businesses make sizeable contributions to Massachusetts. And as a growing number of places around the country make efforts to attract and welcome immigrants, Massachusetts continues [...]

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Four Out of Nine of this Year’s U.S. Nobel Prize Winners are Immigrants

Written by on October 16, 2013 in Economics, Employment, Integration, Visas with 3 Comments
Four Out of Nine of this Year’s U.S. Nobel Prize Winners are Immigrants

What does an eight year old boy escaping the Nazis on a boat to the United States have in common with the award-winning chemist who taught at some of the most preeminent Universities in the United States?  Easy:  they’re the same person.  Martin Karplus, an Austrian-born chemist who holds American citizenship was honored last week [...]

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