Are More Foreign Workers Leaving the U.S.?

Are job losses and fear of a recession forcing more foreign workers and students to leave the country? Vivek Wadhwa, an executive resident at Duke University and a senior research associate at Harvard, says yes.   Wadhwa calls the brain-drain “a ticking time bomb for the U.S.” He goes on to say that "if they [foreign nationals] go back to their home countries, not only...
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Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify System

Federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to begin using the U.S. CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) E-Verify system starting Jan. 15, 2009, to verify their employees’...
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DOS Releases December 2008 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its December 2008 Visavisa allows the bearer to apply for entry to the U.S. in a certain classification (e.g. student (F), visitor (B), temporary worker (H)). A visa does not grant the bearer the right to enter the United States. The Department of State (DOS) is responsible for visa adjudication at U.S. Embassies and Consulates outside of the U.S. The...
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Will Obama Support Increases in H-1B and Immigrant Visas?

Computer World Magazine online has an article explaining why President-elect Obama might increase the H-1B cap and immigrantan alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents are also commonly referred to as immigrants; however, the Immigration and NationalityThe country of a person’s citizenship or country in which the person is deemed a...
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What Does An Obama Win Mean for Immigration Reform?

After a historic election, we now know who will be the 44th President of the United States – President Elect Barack Obama.  With the election of Senator Obama, the focus now turns to what he will do with the economy, health care reform, and the war in Iraq.  But what will he do about immigration reform?  After years of ‘near misses’ on this issue, will President...
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