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Brendan Bordelon Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stated his support for a highly-skilled guest worker visa program during a conference call on Monday. His comments gave the program a high-profile Republican backer as the tech industry worries about a potential crackdown on H-1B visas by the incoming Trump administration. “High-skilled workers are essential to […]

A life in limbo

13 Oct

For H1-B visa holders, a layoff means a severe career derailment. By Lydia DePillis Until March, Ashwani Chandra’s life was proceeding according to plan. After getting a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, he worked for three years designing pipeline systems for the oilfield services […]

By Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Monday the part-owner of two information technology firms and an employee fraudulently used a visa program to reduce skilled labor costs. Prosecutors filed conspiracy charges against Sowrabh Sharma, of New York; his two firms, Jersey City-based SCM Data […]

When a U.S. employer decides to sponsor a foreign national for a work visa, and perhaps later for permanent residence, questions ho is able to cover the costs. Are there any scenarios in which the employer is able to shift the cost of work visa sponsorship and immigration sponsorship to […]