Category archive: News

In early June, Wall Street Journal published a highly-circulated article stating that the number of international students caught cheating in US colleges and universities in the 2014-15 school year was 5.1 in 100, while the number for domestics students was 1 in 100.  The article then went into a list of reasons why international students…

Turns out, the entire job-stealing myth of the H1B visa holder is the opposite of true.  Since the beginning of the H1b visa program in 1990, the program has stimulated both job creation and significant wage increases for US-born employees as well as H1B workers alike.  In fact, it is estimated by the Bureau of…

The New York Times recently ran an article exposing the degree mill empire. These are companies that sell fraudulent college degrees to patrons. Axact, a Pakistani company with over 2,000 and a highly respected status was recently exposed as a degree mill empire with 370 fake college websites posing as legitimate schools offering legitimate degrees….

Starting next month on May 26th, 2015, certain H-4 spouses of H-1B visa holders in the United States will be eligible to seek employment in the United States during their stay. These are the spouses of H-1B visa workers who seek lawful permanent resident status based on employment. A big reason H-1B workers decide to…

What seemed to be good new might actually be the undoing of the H-1B visa program.  A bill is currently going through Congress that would increase the number of annual H-1B visas to 110,000 from the current 65,000.  Anyone who has applied for an H-1B visa knows that the extra 45,000 visas will not be…

It’s looking like a good year for immigration reform in the United States.  Only 18% of Americans still hold onto the belief that undocumented immigrants should be deported, according to Pew.  Republicans and Democrats both generally endorse immigration reform platforms including pathways to naturalization and citizenship for illegal immigrants.  There is even the possibility that…

If you’re a non-US citizen working in the United States on a visa, at some point during your stay you’ll likely be confronted about job stealing. It’s a well-propagated and widely-held belief that immigrants steal jobs away from American citizens.  It’s completely false.  First off, nearly all economists agree that immigration is actually great for…

Get started on your 2015 H1-B petition yesterday folks because this year is going to be even more competitive than the last. 2014 saw an increase of 50,000 H1-B petitions from 2013 in the span of less than two days of admissions being opened. The USCIS is legally required to continue to accept applications regardless…

While H1-B visa holders are authorized to bring their spouses and dependents under the age of 21 to live with them legally in the United States under H-4 visas, H-4 visa holders are not authorized to work in the United States. While they can attend school and obtain drivers licenses, spouses are not authorized to…

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the United Methodist Church organized a President’s Day protest attended by more than 50 people in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. After three warnings were issued from officers to the President’s Day protesters, police began making arrests in Lafayette Park. These protesters were comprised…

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