Tag: High Skill Workers

Who Is in and out Under the RAISE Act

Who Is in and out Under the RAISE Act

The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act (RAISE Act) seeks to dramatically reshape American immigration by favoring youth and a narrow set of skills over family values and diversity. It does so by virtually eliminating all family-based legal immigration categories, except for some immediate relatives. In addition, it eliminates the Diversity Visa, which […]

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Changes Could Help Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work in U.S.

Changes Could Help Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work in U.S.

The spouses of some H-1B visa holders could receive work authorization in the U.S., according to a proposed rule change the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. This change, as well as a proposal that would remove obstacles to staying in the U.S. for specific high-skilled workers, stemmed from an overview the White House provided […]

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Keeping U.S. High-Skilled Temporary Worker Visa Programs Workable

Keeping U.S. High-Skilled Temporary Worker Visa Programs Workable

When analyzing higher-skilled guest worker visa programs, such as the H-1B and L-1 programs, critics often fail to acknowledge the very different and important purposes that these programs were designed to serve, and the complicated requirements already in place  to protect against abuse or exploitation. There is no denying that we can and should improve […]

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