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Silicon Valley entrepreneurs seek high-skilled immigration reform

A group of Silicon Valley start-up entrepreneurs have been having trouble finding qualified individuals to fill their software engineer positions. That is why they have taken their difficulties to Congress in an attempt to reform the way in which skilled-worker immigration operates. These California entrepreneurs are fed up with the restrictions and costliness of trying [...]

By |2018-03-09T20:32:31+00:00February 1st, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Silicon Valley entrepreneurs seek high-skilled immigration reform

Talent scout caught in immigration visa scam

A talent scout working out of the Los Angeles area has been charged with 32 misdemeanor counts for allegedly violating the Immigration Consultant Act. If convicted, the man could face up to one year in jail for each count, for a total potential sentence of 32 years. The man is charged with cheating aspiring, foreign [...]

By |2018-04-13T15:19:21+00:00January 11th, 2013|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Talent scout caught in immigration visa scam

California bill would give unemployment benefits to DACA members

California's diversity has always been one of the state's greatest strengths; and as the immigration debate has intensified over the past decade, a variety of laws have been passed to try and maintain that diverse climate. Recently, laws have been passed to give people under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a better chance of making [...]

By |2018-04-20T16:10:44+00:00December 13th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Employment-Based Immigration, Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on California bill would give unemployment benefits to DACA members

Australia employs EB-5 visa equivalent, dubbed ‘the golden visa’

Most Los Angeles residents may not be aware of the EB-5 visa, a specialized program that grants qualified immigrants an expedited route to permanent residence in the U.S. An EB-5 visa applicant must invest $500,000 in a U.S. enterprise which creates jobs. There are other stipulations to the program (there is a cap of 10,000 [...]

By |2018-03-30T16:36:52+00:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Australia employs EB-5 visa equivalent, dubbed ‘the golden visa’

Microsoft composes immigration plan for improved H-1B visa rules

Recently when we have talked about employment issues regarding immigrants, they have centered on the decline of immigrant entrepreneurs and workers in the U.S. -- something that affects the economy, as high-skilled immigrants look to other countries to obtain work opportunities or to invent the next Google. At the same time, our immigration laws remain [...]

By |2018-03-09T18:40:22+00:00October 22nd, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Microsoft composes immigration plan for improved H-1B visa rules

E-2 visa program could expand, include applicants from Israel

In this era of smart phones, web meetings and sprawling interconnectivity, it is easier than ever to manage or be a part of a business that does not operate in your country. This globalization is breaking the notion that running a business overseas may not be feasible, and thankfully the United States has visa programs [...]

By |2018-03-09T21:49:32+00:00February 21st, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on E-2 visa program could expand, include applicants from Israel

Floating city off California coast could house foreign workers

Word of H-1B employment visas reaching their capacity broke last month, and we discussed the merits of the program last week. H-1B visas are a great way for foreign workers to gain temporary employment (and residency) in the U.S. But one Silicon Valley startup plans to take employment immigration to a logical extreme. Blueseed Co. [...]

By |2018-04-03T20:41:49+00:00January 4th, 2012|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Floating city off California coast could house foreign workers