Govt Tells Agents to ID Which Immigrants Not to Deport

The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The...

Obama, immigration and the Silicon Valley workforce

The US technology industry might finally get the immigration reform that it wants. Bipartisan Senate groups introduced two technology-focused bills this month. The Immigration Innovation Act – which increases the cap on H-1B Visas from 65 000 to 115 000, eliminates per-country...

Immigration Reform News 2015: U.S. Republicans Abandon Vote on Border Security Bill Amid Dissent

U.S. House Republicans on Monday abandoned their plan to vote for a committee-approved bill on border security, amid opposition from party members and conservatives. The snowstorm that struck the East Coast was blamed as the reason why the vote was cancelled. The bill, the Secure...

ROMANIA – New Minimum Salary Requirements for 2015

Romania has increased the minimum salary required for both the Standard Work Permit and the European Union (EU) Blue Card classifications. The EU Blue Card is a work and residence permit for highly skilled non-EU citizens. Pursuant to the new regulations, applicants for these...

COLOMBIA – Mercosur Temporary Residence Visa (TP-15) Now Available to Non-Mercosur Dependents

Mercosur is a South American customs union and trading block which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela as full members; Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as associate members; and Guyana and Suriname as observers. The Mercosur Temporary Residence...

Senator Presses Both Chambers on Immigration

When Rep. Mo Brooks was explaining his objections to a House border security bill last week, he paused to check his notes. For reference, he turned to a news release from a fellow Alabama Republican. “I follow the lead of Sen. Jeff Sessions on that one,” he said. In the 19 months...

Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

SAN FRANCISCO — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master’s degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a...

U.S. and Cuba Clash Over Immigration at Start of Historic Talks

The United States and Cuba clashed over U.S. immigration policy on Wednesday at the first session of high-level talks seeking to restore diplomatic ties between the Cold War adversaries. The Americans vowed to continue granting safe haven to Cubans with special protections denied...

Embrace the challenge

Many Houston residents – our neighbors – stand to benefit from President Obama’s latest executive action on immigration enforcement priorities. This action is expected to give upwards of 200,000 people, who are now undocumented, the ability to work in the...

Obama, Immigration and Silicon Valley

By Katie Benner The U.S. technology industry might finally get the immigration reform that it wants. Bipartisan Senate groups introduced two tech-focused bills this month. The Immigration Innovation Act – which increases the cap on H-1B Visas from 65,000 to 115,000,...
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