Stimulus Bill Restricts H-1B Hires for Financial Institutions That Receive TARP Money

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Stimulus Bill.   The final version of the bill includes the Sanders H-1B amendment which severely restricts the ability of financial institutions that received funding under the US Department of Treasury’s 700 billion "Troubled Assets Relief Program"...
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Don't Violate Immigration Laws When Making Tough Decisions

According to the Department of Laborcabinet level unit/ministry of United States Government that has responsibility for labor issues. It has responsibility for deciding whether certain foreign workers can work in the United States. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor web site.’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolina’s unemployment rate reached 8.7 percent in...
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The Open-Door Bailout

This article gives a unique perspective on the role immigrants can play in helping America through the economic recession. Op-Ed Columnist The Open-Door Bailout By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN Published: February 10, 2009 Bangalore, India Thomas L. Friedman Leave it to a brainy Indian to come up with the cheapest and surest way to stimulate our economy: immigration. “All you need to do is grant...
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'Tis The H-1B FY 2010 Cap Season!

The Fiscal YearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the twelve-month period ending September 30 of the respective year; from 1832-42 and 1850-67, ending December 31 of the respective year; from 1868-1976, ending June 30 of the respective year. The transition quarter (TQ) for 1976 covers the three-month period,...
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Law Firm Members Commit to Charitable Work

We at Bashyam Spiro place great importance on charitable work and helping others.  Murali Bashyam recently joined the Board of Directors of the Tammy Lynn Foundation.  The Foundation operates the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, which offers educational, residential and family support services to nearly 400 children and adults with special needs.  If...
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