Tag archive: immigration reform

Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Dr. Michio Kaku has been and continues to be very candid about what is actually keeping the United States scientific establishment from collapsing: the H1B visa program. Nicknamed the “Genius Visa,” holding an H1B visa enables foreign nationals with advanced degrees to live and work in the United States for…

Highly skilled workers with advanced degrees are running into immigration troubles when applying for H1b visas. H1b visa status requires visa holders to have a US bachelor’s degree or higher, or its equivalent. While the USCIS accepts three-year bachelor’s degrees from Oxford and Cambridge as the equivalent for a US four-year degree, the Indian three-year…

Consider this: the last time the US government made a massive overhaul to reform the immigration system was before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world has changed drastically and the marketplace of goods, services, and innovations has gone global. Especially with the recent rapid expansion of the IT industry and rampant technological advances,…

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…

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…

In another effort to delay action on immigration reform, house Republicans have declared it’s not worth it to pass legislation because they believe President Obama cannot be trusted to enforce it. While the GOP claims President Obama would not enforce immigration legislation, deportations have hit record highs under the current administration indicating that Obama will…

After rejecting the bipartisan immigration reform legislation that passed through the Senate in 2013 with bipartisan support and backing from business, religious, and social leaders, House Republicans have unveiled a vague, 858-word outline of their immigration reform plan on a one-page piece of paper. This answer to Senate legislation was negotiated not across the isle…

Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs, which allows undocumented immigrants 15-30 years old where were brought to into the United States before the age of 16, haven’t left the United States since June of 2007, and have committed no serious crimes apply to stay legally in the United States. These immigrants must also…

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