Why Is the U.S. Dragging its Feet on Business Immigration Reform?

2018-03-25T21:34:55+00:00Nov 14, 2013|

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analyzes trends in immigration and policy proposals that would affect immigration and states on its website that, Of the 40 million foreign-born people living in the United States in 2011, about 22 million were not citizens. About half of those non-citizens were authorized to be in the United States [...]

BALCA Discusses Factors for “Professional or Trade Organizations”

2018-03-07T20:26:39+00:00Nov 6, 2013|

Noting that the list of factors set forth in the decision were not exhaustive, BALCA found that Dice.com is a job search website for IT professionals, not a "professional organization" for purposes of recruitment under 20 CFR §656.17(e)(1)(ii)(E). (Matter of Privthi Info. Solutions, 11/1/13).  Read the BALCA case here.

ICE press release on Infosys Settlement Agreement

2018-03-03T17:51:56+00:00Nov 6, 2013|

ICE press release on $34 million settlement agreement involving Infosys, an Indian consulting, technology and outsourcing company alleged to have committed systemic H-1B and B-1 visa fraud and abuse of immigration processes and also agreed to enhanced corporate compliance measures.  Read the article on Infosys Settlement Agreement.

BALCA Finds Employer’s Attempts to Screen U.S. Workers Insufficient

2018-03-07T17:37:09+00:00Nov 6, 2013|

BALCA held that the letters the employer sent to U.S. applicants were insufficient, noting that there was no attempt to determine whether they could become qualified with reasonable on-the-job training and there was no proof that the applicants received the letters. (Matter of Twins, 11/1/13). Read the BALCA case here.

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