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Understaffed firms hurt by visa curbs - Sun-Sentinel.com

Understaffed firms hurt by visa curbsSun-Sentinel.com, FL - Aug 6, 2006... Compounding the problem are quotas on US work visas for the foreign professionals, known as H1B visas, and other hurdles for US entry. ...

Slot of 20,000 H1B visas exhausted - Business Standard

Slot of 20,000 H1B visas exhaustedBusiness Standard, India - Jul 30, 2006The slot of 20,000 visas in the H1B category reserved for those who have a master’s or a higher degree from American institutions has been exhausted for 2007 ...

Senators introduce Bill to to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Nationals of Lebanon

Senators Durbin and Sununu introduced a bill which would grant Temporary Protected Status to Nationals of Lebanon. Lebanon would be designated for TPS under INA section 244(b).

Area Immigrants Top 1 Million

The Washington metropolitan region is home to more than 1 million immigrants, solidifying its position as a gateway to America, according to census figures released today. Last year, one in five people in metropolitan Washington were immigrants, compared ...

U.S. immigration: Census data finds 16% increase in 5 years; many go to new areas

The number of immigrants living in American households rose 16 percent over the last five years, fueled largely by recent arrivals from Mexico, according to fresh data released by the Census Bureau. And increasingly, immigrants are bypassing the ...

DHS Announces that Additional Ports of Entry Will Use US-VISIT

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DHS issued a notice identifying additional ports of entry that will use the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program (US-VISIT) for biometric screening. (71 FR 46918, 8/15/06)

ACLU sues small town over immigration law

ALLENTOWN, PA. - Hispanic activists and the ACLU sued the city of Hazleton on Tuesday over one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal immigrants by a U.S. city. Hazleton, a city of about 31,000 people 80 miles from Philadelphia, voted last month to fine ...

Jobs that get you a US Visa - NEWS.com.au

Jobs that get you a US Visa ... But to do that, you need to find a job, a company willing to sponsor you and then apply for one of the country's precious H1B visas. ...

Immigrants Sue New Orleans Hotelier

Immigrants Sue New Orleans Hotelier By MICHELLE ROBERTS NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Immigrant workers recruited from South America and the Dominican Republic after Hurricane Katrina sued a prominent hotelier Wednesday, saying they are being exploited. More ...

Church Is Sanctuary As Deportation Nears: Immigrant Activist Defies U.S. Order

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 -- A 31-year-old illegal immigrant who has become a spokeswoman for undocumented workers is defying a deportation order and has taken sanctuary in a church on this city's West Side. Elvira Arellano refused to comply with the order ...

U.S. citizen deported

He was facing his second deportation hearing when he learned he was already a U.S. citizen. Still, federal prosecutors fought to keep him in custody. Last week, a federal judge scolded prosecutors for the mistake. 'In effect, the government is arguing ...

Law students giving immigrants rare legal aid in immigration cases on appeal

Law students are participating in a special program, the Washington-based Pro Bono Appeals, to help immigrants, free of charge, who have cases on appeal.

Judge orders city to overhaul way it helps battered immigrants

A judge has ordered New York City to stop denying aid to legal immigrant women and children who have been abused.

DHS Announces 12-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nationals of Burundi until 2-NOV-2007

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a 12-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Burundi until November 2, 2007.

NEW H-2B LAW signed by President Exempts individuals from H-2B Quota who already obtained an H-2B in certain past years.

On 10/17/06, President Bush signed a law (Section 1074 of H.R. 5122) which exempts individuals from the H-2B QUOTA for the 2007 fiscal year (October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007) who obtained H-2B's in certain past years. Specifically, to be exempt, individuals must have obtained an H-2B in one of the following fiscal years: 2004, 2005, or 2006. Those individuals who are exempt under this provision may be able to obtain an H-2B extension which takes effect beginning October 1, 2006.

Border 'passport cards' could cost $20

Under a new government proposal, U.S. citizens who frequently go back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico or Canada would pay $20 for a new credit card-sized travel document they could use instead of a passport.

U.S. offers to take in Burundi refugees

The U.S. is offering to permanently resettle up to 10,000 refugees from a 12-year civil war in the African country of Burundi, the State Department said Tuesday.

USCIS Reminds Applicants for Adjustment of Status, and other benefits, to obtain ADVANCE PAROLE Before Holiday Travel Abroad

The USCIS issued a Press Release, on October 4, 2006, reminding Applicants for Adjustment of Status, and other benefits, to obtain ADVANCE PAROLE Before Holiday Travel Abroad.

USCIS Announces Extension of the Returning Worker Limitation to the H-2B Numerical Limitation

On October 23, 2006, the USCIS clarified how it would be handling the “returning worker” exemption to the H-2B numerical limitation which was extended for Fiscal Year 2007 by H.R. 5122, section 1074. President Bush signed that legislation on Oct. 17, 2006. The USCIS noted that the one year exemption will remain in effect until September 30, 2007.

USCIS Issues Notice of Transfer of Cuban Adjustment Act Applications to the Texas Service Center

On October 20, 2006, the USCIS issued a notice regarding certain I-485, adjustment of status, applications filed under the Cuban Adjustment Act. Specifically, the USCIS advised that the National Benefits Center transferred certain Cuban Adjustment Act Applications received on or after October 1, 2006, which do not require an interview, to the Texas Service Center. The USCIS stressed: "This internal transfer of work does not alter, in any way, the existing process for filing a CAA application with USCIS. Customers will continue receiving a receipt notice for their case with a receipt number bearing an “MSC” prefix."

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You can search for "H1B Visa Employers" using this database, which was compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources. This database identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas in the past, or who have at least started the process by filing for the LCA. If you find an employer you are interested in, you can then contact them to inquire as to whether they have any current job openings in your field. Please tell your friends about this valuable resource.

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Foreign Medical Graduates ("FMGs") should be aware that there are "FMG Friendly" employers, and "FMG Unfriendly" employers. This database (compiled by Antao & Chuang, Attorneys at Law from government sources) identifies those U.S. employers who have filed for H-1B visas for foreign medical graduates in the past (or at least started the process by filing for the LCA), and who can therefore be deemed "FMG Friendly". Please tell your colleagues about this valuable resource.

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