May Day Marches
This May Day, immigration advocates are taking to the streets across the country demanding speedy action on immigration reform. The Orland Sentinel reports "Organizers said they were hoping thousands of people would attend the Orlando demonstration, but these events have shrunk in size since the large immigration marches of three years ago -- when attendance estimates ranged from 20,000 to 50,000 people in Orlando and millions in some of the country’s largest cities.
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Bloggings on Updates in Immigration Law
Carl Shusterman writes "I predict that the H-1B petition submissions will rise significantly in June."
Bloggings on Nurse Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo of the Hammond Law Group writes "Congress also ought to give non-bachelor degree occupations with well-documented staffing shortages, such as nursing, access to the H-1B program."
Immigrants Of The Day: Yiyun Li of China, and Luke Song of South Korea
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DOS Publishes Revised Exchange Visitor Skills List
DOS published a notice of the 2009 Revised Exchange Visitor Skills List, which becomes effective on June 28, 2009.
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Greenspan Says Illegal Immigration Aids US Economy
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that illegal immigration makes a "significant" contribution to U.S. economic growth by providing a flexible workforce.
Obama Pushes For Immigration Reform
President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he wants to work with members of Congress, including former Republican presidential rival Sen. John McCain, to revive efforts at immigration reform.
Some Agencies Resist Role Enforcing ICE Laws
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Questions For Secretary Napolitano: Work Visas
Labor unions have recently come out in favor of an amnesty for illegal immigrations while continuing to adamantly oppose the expansion of legal worker programs.
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I have been in the international recruitment and immigration arena since 1997.
Immigrants if recruited correctly with proper screening procedures that is suitable for the International movement of skilled and professional people to fill skills gaps have a lot to contribute.
Most of the issues about taking American jobs are taking things to the extreme for professionals in silicon valley, a good American candidate will not be turned down for an H-1B applicant as it doesn't make sense to do so.
1. There is no guarantee they will get the visa
2. Its expensive to do
3. It takes time
Now, with H-2B we have a different situation which we have witnessed first hand, problems are aplenty due to very poor quality applicants being pushed so that some agents can make a quick buck. However, if done properly and by the right recruiters for skilled jobs like welders, fitters and many other blue collar skills that are hard to find in USA even during a recession, then this is a blessing to the employers.
In the US, and this is not a criticism, its an observation, but there seems to be very little awareness that there is a worldwide competition for the very best migrant workers.
Canada for example needed masses of skilled workers from Nurses to skilled welders and pipe fitters and they were succeeding in bringing in from a very limited international pool, along with Australia the Canadians have recognized the need for migrant workers and what they can offer to the economy.
Perhaps this such an issue for America as the market tends to go for the Mexican workers anyway, but the Australians, Canadians and British are cherry picking the very best from Philippines, India and other countries and they are taking all the fluent English speaking skilled tradesmen.
Regarding Kaushik's letter's (4/30/09 ID) lament yesterday on the 3 year foreign BS vs the US
4 year being an impediment to legal immigration.
Personally I am hoping that the US Citizens with deportable or deported
foreign spouses will be in line ahead of any "purely" legal or illegal aliens
in terms of "immigration relief". While I think its just dandy to recruit
foreign talent, I think the rights of these US Citizens who chose like other
US Citizens to marry whom they love, should be free to live in the US with
thier husband or wife instead of exiled to a foreign country because they
did not follow "proper protocol" according to USCIS.
It will never cease to baffle me that people who meet here in the US in a
very traditional way often meet insurmountable obstacles to living happily ever after
yet those surfing the net for love can import a total stranger to fufill thier love
desires in a few short months.
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