Are More Foreign Workers Leaving the U.S.?

Are job losses and fear of a recession forcing more foreign workers and students to leave the country? Vivek Wadhwa, an executive resident at Duke University and a senior research associate at Harvard, says yes.   Wadhwa calls the brain-drain “a ticking time bomb for the U.S.” He goes on to say that "if they [foreign nationals] go back to their home countries, not only...
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Federal Contractors Required to Use E-Verify System

Federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to begin using the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) E-Verify system starting Jan. 15, 2009, to verify their employees’ eligibility to legally work in the United States. This new rule requires federal contractors to agree, through language inserted into their federal contracts, to use E-Verify to confirm the...
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DOS Releases December 2008 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released its December 2008 Visa Bulletin, and guess what? It looks just like the November Visa Bulletin! Unfortunately, there was no forward progress for India and China in the employment-based preference two (EB2) category, and employment-based preference three (EB3) stayed the same. The good news is that employment-based preference one (EB1),...
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Will Obama Support Increases in H-1B and Immigrant Visas?

Computer World Magazine online has an article explaining why President-elect Obama might increase the H-1B cap and immigrant visa numbers, this despite our economic problems.    Obama has been a proponent of the H-1B visa program.  Although he supports reform of the program, he has also made it clear that he supports an increase of the H-1B visa cap. ...
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What Does An Obama Win Mean for Immigration Reform?

After a historic election, we now know who will be the 44th President of the United States – President Elect Barack Obama.  With the election of Senator Obama, the focus now turns to what he will do with the economy, health care reform, and the war in Iraq.  But what will he do about immigration reform?  After years of ‘near misses’ on this issue, will President...
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