Trump “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order Targets H-1B Program Abuse

During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald J. Trump remarked on the H-1B program and perceived program abuses that involve the alleged use of lower-skilled and lower-wage foreign workers to replace U.S. workers in the job market.  In the early days of his...

Choice of Pro-Immigration Economic Adviser Riles Trump’s Base

By ALAN RAPPEPORT WASHINGTON — The choice by President Trump of a pro-immigration economist to lead his Council of Economic Advisers is stirring a backlash among his most ardent supporters, who worry it is an abandonment of the tough stance he took on the issue during the...

CBP Releases Statistics on Electronic Device Searches

WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that in the first six months of FY17, CBP searched the electronic devices of 14,993 arriving international travelers, affecting 0.008 percent of the approximately 189.6 million travelers arriving to the United States....

Sessions Visits U.S.-Mexico Border to Push Migrant Crackdown

Nogales, Ariz. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to make his case for increased prosecutions of illegal immigrants, pressuring U.S. attorneys to prioritize cases against criminal migrants. Sessions, a long-time proponent of...

George W. Bush makes case for foreign aid and immigration reform

By Madeline Conway Former President George W. Bush made the case for continuing to fund foreign aid programs and offering a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in a recent interview with NPR. Although Bush refrained from directly criticizing President Donald Trump...

DHS’ Kelly: Congress needs to fix immigration laws

By Kevin Robillard Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly called on Congress to fix the nation’s immigration laws, arguing his department shouldn’t have as much discretion as it does on deportations. “I would argue, Chuck, that we have to...

Trump to overhaul visa program for high-skilled workers

By Jonathan Easley President Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that aims to overhaul the H1-B visa program used by tech companies to bring high-skilled workers to the U.S. Trump will travel to a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wis., to sign the order, which the...

THE NETHERLANDS: Implementation of ICT Directive May Actually Disadvantage Non-EEA/EU Intracompany Transferees

On November 29, 2016, the Netherlands implemented the ICT Directive, European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66. This directive streamlines ICT requirements across the EU and increases mobility for short-term projects in other EU Member States.  However, the implementation of this...

Information Technology Firm Pays $1 Million to Settle Allegations of Visa Fraud

DALLAS—Sistemas Globales S.A., an Argentine information technology and consulting firm, has agreed to a civil settlement of allegations that it and its corporate affiliates, including U.S. affiliate Globant LLC (collectively “Globant”), violated the False Claims Act and the...

Once Routine, Immigration Check-Ins Are Now High Stakes

By Liz Robbins For years, it was an uneventful ritual. Unauthorized immigrants who weren’t considered a priority for deportation would meet with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer and be told simply, “See you next year.” The deportation officers, as they are known,...
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