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GlobalConnect: Visa Categories and Practical Options for Tech Professionals and Entrepreneurs - 04 May 2018
Mark Davies - Founder and Global Managing Partner, Davies & Associates. Panel, Globalconnect Inbound.

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Firstpost

US temporarily freezes EB-1 citizenship visa for China and India as applicants hit the limit
The US temporarily freezes the EB-1 visa for India and China as applications exceed the limits.


The Times of India

Indians hold the highest number of H-1B visas
Indians hold the highest number of H-1B visas.


Pacific Daily News

Adelup: Visa denials could create 'labor crisis'
Visas denials for the H-2B visa could create a labor crisis.


The New York Times

It’s Children Against Federal Lawyers in Immigration Court
Children have to act as their own lawyers in immigration court.


The Indian Panorama

India Highest Recipient Of H-1B Visas despite Fee Hike
Despite the fee increase for L-1 and H-1B visas,there has been no drop in the number of applications from India. The country also continues to be the highest recipient of H-1B visas.


The Indian Panorama

EB-5 Investor Program Better Alternative than F-1 Student Visa for Indian Nationals Pursuing Entry into U.S. for Higher Education
The EB-5 visa program may be a better alternative than the F-1 visa, for Indian nationals who want to study in the US.


PRWeb

Mainsail Lodging’s First EB-5 Visa Project Receives I-526 Petition Approval
The EB-5 program continues to help fund hotels.


Wired

White House Proposes a New Immigration Rule for Entrepreneurs
The White House proposes a new rule which would benefit immigrant entrepreneurs.


The Huffington Post

U.S. Farmers Risk Losing Everything Because Of Absurd Immigration Procedures
H-2B visa delays cause negative consequences for US farmers.


Fast Company

Where Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Stand On Immigration
Immigration is an important issue in the upcoming election. See where the presidential candidates stand on immigration issues.


International Policy Digest

Immigration is an important topic in this upcoming election. See Clinton and Trump's position on immigration and immigration visas.
Both candidates say they are in favor of immigration reform, but their proposed approaches to reform are very different. Hillary Clinton favors policies that will create pathways to citizenship, that will keep families together, and that will extend President Obama’s executive actions providing relief from deportation.


WND

President Obama grants protected status to Syrian immigrants seeking asylum, who are in the US illegally.
The Obama administration has redesignated war-torn Syria for “temporary protected status,” or TPS, meaning almost anyone from Syria who is in the United States on an expired visa can stay here for at least another 18 months.


Latin Post

Facebook and Microsoft are pushing for immigration reforms for immigrants with degrees in STEM.
Representatives from the country's most affluent companies challenged the next presidential administration to revise education and immigration programs during a Democratic National Convention forum on Wednesday.


SDPB Radio

The US Senate calls for reforms for the EB-5 visa so foreign investment can benefit the US.
Two U.S. Senate candidates in South Dakota are calling for reforms to the state’s EB-5 program.


The Clarion-Ledger

Mississippi is in need of  immigration reform as immigrants greatly promote the Mississippi economy.
According to new research released by the Partnership for a New American Economy this week, immigrant-led households here in Mississippi earned $1.3 billion in income and paid more than $357 million into our tax system in 2014.


Fox News Latino

US corporate leaders support immigration reform. Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase strongly believes that the next president of the US must make immigration reform a top priority.
U.S. corporate leaders tend to support immigration measures that bolster the number of visas for highly skilled foreign nationals.


PA Homepage

Children as young as three are able to become US citizens because of their naturalized parents.
The issue of immigration has divided democrats and republicans in this year's election cycle but on Wednesday the controversy was far from the minds of people in Scranton.


Fox News Latino

Venezuelans seeking asylum in the United States has greatly increased due to political and financial turmoil in Venezuela.
Reeling from the political and financial turmoil in their native homeland, Venezuelans are seeking asylum in the United States at unprecedented rates.


Argus Leader

Immigration greatly  boosts South Dakota's economy.
Immigrants in South Dakota bolster the tax base and the workforce, a new report says, and more welcoming laws could help foreign-born workers respond to the state’s labor shortage.


Nearshore Americas

Clinton and tech companies urge lawmakers to ease immigration laws.
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is talking of relaxing immigration laws to favor tech companies.  She believes that foreign high-skilled workers create more jobs and strengthen the US tech industry.


SunSentinel

The EB-5  visa program continues to help tourism in Florida. The Doral DoubleTree by Hilton is the latest hotel to be built using the EB-5 visa program.
Another new South Florida hotel is nearing reality, thanks in part to a federal program that allows foreigners to invest here in exchange for permanent U.S. residency, under select conditions.


Business Standard

Pakistanis are no longer eligible for the US diversity visa program.
Pakistanis are no longer eligible for diversity visas to the United States as they now form the seventh largest immigrant population there.


Aberdeen News

Parents who entered the US illegally from Mexico and Central America will have an easier time obtaining birth certificates for their children born in Texas.
Parents who entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico and Central America will have an easier time getting birth certificates for their children born in Texas following a lawsuit settlement with the state, lawyers for immigration advocates said on Monday.


Fox News Latino

Protesters ask Clinton and Democrats to close family detention centers.
Alma Lopez, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who has lived in the U.S. for 13 years, joined hundreds of other protesters Monday afternoon to call for an end to deportations and to demand that family detention centers close.


Right Side News

3,000 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applicants have been put on the path for US citizenship.
In response to a congressional inquiry, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) finally admitted that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal aliens are being put on a path to citizenship.


The City Paper

Colombian citizens are now eligible for the Global Entry Program which would provide faster clearance at airports upon arriving in the US.
Colombians will soon be able to avoid the long, tedious security lines most foreigners encounter when entering the United States. Beginning tomorrow, any Colombian citizen can apply for the country’s Global Entry program that allows pre-approved visitors to quickly clear customs by using automated kiosks in most U.S. airports rather than slogging through checkpoints maintained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).


The Atlantic

The O-1 visa has gained popularity recently by creating opportunities for immigrants with extraordinary talents. The O-1 Visa  allows foreign artists, actors,and other immigrants with extraordinary talents to work in the US.
A lesser-known but increasingly popular work permit has created a funnel for foreign artists, actors, and other creative types who want to work in the United States.


Wordl Bulletin

The US will now pre- screen possible refugees from Central America in their home country instead of in on US soil.
The United States is to start vetting would-be refugees from Central America in their home countries instead of on American soil, and offer those in imminent danger a temporary haven in Costa Rica, officials said Tuesday.


Digital Journal

Andre Hurst of HIRC has been meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the proposed changes to the EB-5 Visa program.
Andre Hurst of HIRC has been meeting with several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss the proposed changes in the EB-5 Visa program. Andre Hurst discussed with Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa the recent legislative proposals that were presented to members of the Judiciary.


National Public Radio

A halt on juvenile immigrant visas leaves many in limbo.
Immigration is an intricate part of the history of the United States. But in 2012, a new trend appeared: juveniles traveling alone showed up at the border in huge numbers.


Think Progress

Clinton Calms Silicon Valley’s Worries, Promises To Preserve High-Skill Visas
Hillary Clinton promises to preserve H-1B visas as part of her immigration reform.


The American Bazaar

EB-1 visa for Indian, Chinese nationals to retrogress to January 1, 2010
The EB-1 visa for Chinese and Indian immigrants is set to retrogress to Jan. 1st, 2010


Reuters

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to rehear immigration case
President Obama asks the Supreme Court to rehear the June immigration case which could possibly revive Obama's immigration plan to allow five million undocumented immigrants with family ties to US citizens,to work legally in the US.


The Guam Daily Post

EB-5 visa program could spur investment
The EB-5 program could see an increase of investors from Guam.


The New Indian Express

Republican party favours reforming US guest workers programme
The Republican Party urges reform for the guest worker visa program.


VT Digger

SouthFace Village at Okemo re-approved for EB-5
The Southface Village in Oklahoma has been re approved for the EB-5 visa program.


Morning Consult

Consumer Technology Association Throws Weight Behind H-1B Bill
The Consumer Technology Association supports legislation which would eliminate certain exemptions to the H-1B visa program.


Human Rights First

Immigration Court Backlog Tops 500,000 Cases
The immigration court has a backlog of 500,000 cases.


Press Release Rocket

NES Financial’s EB-5 Fund Administration Solution Selected by NuRide Transportation Group LLC
NuRide Transportation Group LLC, implemented its EB-5 Administrative Fund Solution for the companies' New York City Green Project.


Fox 40

Chinese Flock to America to Work for Companies They’ve Bought
Chinese immigrants are investing heavily in the US.


The Financial Express

Relief for Infosys, TCS, Wipro on H1B, L-1 visas; here’s why
IT companies are unlikely to be impacted by reforms on H1-B and L-1 visas.


NJ.com - True Jersey

More want to become U.S. citizens, as election heats up over immigration
In response to the upcoming election, there has been an increase of immigrants wanting to become US citizens.


Inquirer.net

US senator hosting meetings to help Filvets with parole program
US Senator, Mazie K. Hirono, is hosting outreach programs which provide Filipino War vets with assistance and information about the Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Program (FWVP).


The New York Times

Lottery Will Cover Citizenship Application Fee for New York State Residents
Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to announce a new year long initiative which will benefit immigrants who cannot afford to pay the fee for the US citizenship application. Cuomo plans to introduce a lottery which will cover the US citizen application fee for 2,000 lottery winners.


Military Times

Senate presses for a fix on Afghan visas problem
The Senate is pushing to fix the expiring Afghan Special Visa Program. They will be discussing the program at the at the upcoming conference centered around negotiations on an annual defense budget bill.


Amsterdam News

US immigration fees could go up by the fall
US immigration fees for a variety of visas may increase this Fall.


Rebusiness Online

Hilton to Debut New Canopy by Hilton Brand in Portland
The EB-5 visa program helps fund a new Hilton Hotel in Portland.


International Business Times

Immigration Reform 2016: US, Mexico To Pursue Asylum Changes To Combat Central American Border Crisis
US and Mexico are pursuing asylum changes due to the central american border crisis.


CCTV America

US Congress takes on visa program aimed at wealthy foreigners
Congress debates the EB-5 Program.


BreitBart

Record 25,851,000 Foreign-Born People Employed in U.S. in June
The number of immigrants who are employed in the US has increased dramatically.


The Verge

Us Customs Wants to Collect Social Media Account Names at The Border
US Border Patrol entered a new proposal into the federal register in which social media accounts may become part of the visa process upon entering the US.


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