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Study: Foreign Workers Boost U.S. Economy

The March 22, 1010 issue of Newsweek reports "While immigrants are blamed for dragging down American wages and stealing jobs, University of California, Davis, economist Giovanni Peri comes to a different conclusion. "In a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, Peri trowels through nearly five decades of immigration data and finds that foreign workers  Read more→

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U.S. Brain Drain Due To Restrictive Immigration Policies

"Silicon Valley may be the cradle for tech start-ups, but some foreign-born executives, engineers and scientists are leaving because of better opportunities back home, strict immigration laws here and the dreary California economy with its high cost of living, USA TODAY reported today. " Fewer foreign students are coming to the Valley to earn engineering  Read more→

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IMMIGRATION ALERT– Test the Waters? "Extraordinary Ability" Employment-Based Visas Can Be Approved in 15 Calendar Days

Some highly skilled professionals, even those who hold long-term, nonimmigrant visa status (G-4 international workers, O extraordinary ability nonimmigrants, E treaty trader and investors) and who are not currently seeking a job change, may want to consider exploring their green card options by applying for an extraordinary ability immigrant visa. While this visa category is  Read more→

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IMMIGRATION ALERT– Test the Waters? “Extraordinary Ability” Employment-Based Visas Can Be Approved in 15 Calendar Days

Some highly skilled professionals, even those who hold long-term, nonimmigrant visa status (G-4 international workers, O extraordinary ability nonimmigrants, E treaty trader and investors) and who are not currently seeking a job change, may want to consider exploring their green card options by applying for an extraordinary ability immigrant visa. While this visa category is  Read more→

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Obama Commits to Immigration Reform in 2010 Provided GOP Helps

President Obama announcement yesterday that his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform is unwavering and that he would proceed with an overhaul of the immigration system this year if he could attract necessary Republican support. After meeting with Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, and Senator Lindsey Graham Republican of South Carolina, the President  Read more→

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USCIS on Immigration Benefits Available to Chilean Nationals

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reminded Chileans of U.S. immigration benefits available to eligible Chilean nationals. Temporary relief measures available to nationals of Chile may include: The grant of an application for change or extension of nonimmigrant status on behalf of a Chilean national who is currently in the United States, even  Read more→

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Bi-Partisan "Start-Up Visa Act" Would Help Create American Jobs

To stimulate the economy, the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), have introduced the Start-Up Visa Act of 2010 which incentivizes job creation through the promise of legal residence status-that is, "drives job creation and increases America’s global competiveness by helping immigrant  Read more→

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Bi-Partisan “Start-Up Visa Act” Would Help Create American Jobs

To stimulate the economy, the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), have introduced the Start-Up Visa Act of 2010 which incentivizes job creation through the promise of legal residence status-that is, "drives job creation and increases America’s global competiveness by helping immigrant  Read more→

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Duke Researcher Calls for Visa Reform

On February 24, 2010 The New York Times reported that Intel and 24 venture capital firms plan to invest $3.5 billion in American start-ups over the next two years to combat America "losing its competitive edge as other countries invest more heavily in technology education and innovation". Additionally "Intel, Google, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and 13  Read more→

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