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,...

Debate over in-state tuition for students in US illegally

By Collin Binkley Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally. Legislation making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would make that state the 21st. Supporters in states where the tuition benefit is...

Staying Ahead of the Compliance Curve – Heading Off Risks in Short Term Assignments

By Ryan Chargois When it comes to assignment planning, the thought, “If only we had known in advance,” probably comes up more often than anyone would like. It can seem as if all the effort that goes into tracking and reporting on short-term assignees and global business travelers...

Trump’s Immigration Policies May Give Rise to More Fraud, Experts and Advocates Warn

by Erik Ortiz The community space used by the San Diego nonprofit Border Angels bustles during free advice sessions. In recent weeks, as many as 40 people have shown up for a single event in need of immigration help — up from the typical two or three, said founder Enrique...

Trump raises hopes at Border Security Expo

SAN ANTONIO — The smell of money was in the air at the 2017 Border Security Expo, the annual gathering of private firms, contractors and government officials who make their living beefing up the nation’s borders. With President Donald Trump pushing for billions of new dollars in...

U.S. Immigration Agency Will Lose Millions Because It Can’t Process Visas Fast Enough

Fees from so-called “premium processing” to expedite H-1B visas have paid for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ efforts to digitize. But the agency hasn’t been able to keep up with demand, forcing it to suspend its cash cow. by Marcelo Rochabrun Lost amid the uproar over...
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