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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

Worrying signs as foreign-born entrepreneurs in US decline

A few months back, we discussed the relative lack of immigrant entrepreneurs that are involved in the U.S. economy. New policies were being formed to fix the issue, but new research indicates that problem is only getting worse -- making those plans for new work visa rules a tad late to the party. According to [...]

By |2018-04-23T16:31:36+00:00October 4th, 2012|Categories: Employment Eligibility, Employment-Based Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Worrying signs as foreign-born entrepreneurs in US decline

Despite uncertainty, work permit provision a plus for DACA program

One of the major sticking points for illegal immigrants in this country is their ability to work, and it carries over to those immigrants who are trying to enter the country legally. It can often be difficult to secure work permits or visas to gain employment in the U.S. There are many things that can [...]

By |2018-04-18T16:33:36+00:00September 24th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Employment-Based Immigration|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Despite uncertainty, work permit provision a plus for DACA program

New legislation could bolster work visa program

Work visa applications are usually complicated documents that require a lot of work and review. There are many different identification processes and procedures that must be passed and in some cases, like with an H-1B visa application, the applicant must be sponsored by a U.S. company to obtain the work visa. Once the visa has [...]

By |2018-04-25T16:12:42+00:00July 31st, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, H-1B Visas|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New legislation could bolster work visa program

Immigrants account for vast majority of university patents

A new study by the Partnership for a New American Economy shows that immigrants are involved in over 75% of patents that are issued at major research universities, confirming the claim many visa and immigration advocates have made that immigrants play a vital role to the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit in the U.S. One of [...]

By |2018-03-30T17:42:45+00:00June 28th, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Immigrants account for vast majority of university patents

Illegal immigrants should get law licenses, says California Bar

Updating a recent blog post regarding illegal immigrants and their ability to practice law, the California State Bar has suggested to the state Supreme Court that illegal immigrants should be granted law licenses. The bar's suggestion does not necessarily mean the Supreme Court will rule in favor of 35-year-old Sergio Garcia, the illegal immigrant who [...]

By |2018-03-23T14:22:24+00:00June 22nd, 2012|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Illegal immigrants should get law licenses, says California Bar