Trump administration set to tighten oversight of student, exchange visas


ㅤ"The Trump administration announced Friday that it will tighten the rules on enforcing visa overstays for foreign students and exchange visitors as part of an effort to further crack down on unlawful immigration.
ㅤU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that the agency will change the policy for calculating the length of certain visa overstays, which previously was counted in days starting from when the violation was first reported.
ㅤUnder the new policy, USCIS will instead count each day since a visa holder’s status has lapsed in order to determine how long someone has been ‘unlawfully present’ in the U.S."ㅤ

Full story at The Hill, image from reuters(.com) – 5/11/18. See "diversity visa, green cards, h1b, visas, overstays."ㅤHome

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Trump administration may block permanent residency requests from visa recipients who receive government benefits


ㅤ”The proposed new rules would allow U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers to consider an applicant’s reliance on taxpayer-funded benefits, including food assistance, government pre-school programs, utility bill subsidies, and health insurance premiums.”

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from steemitimages(.com) – 2/8/18.ㅤTags: diversity visa, green cards, h1b, visas, taxpayer, immigration law.

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Engineers oppose effort to expand high-tech visas


ㅤ”‘Employers’ claims of a [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math] labor shortage are unchanged for over 25 years. If the H-1B program is meant to resolve a labor shortage, then it has demonstrably failed. A better explanation is that employers have simply become dependent on a renewable supply of 800,000 young, dependent, precarious, foreign temporary workers who have no leverage in the labor market,’ the labor union said in a letter Wednesday to Senate lawmakers.”

ㅤô¿ô …Practical common sense engineers typically have. It’s why they aren’t scientists.

Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from washingtonexaminer(.com) – 1/31/18.ㅤTags diversity visa, green cards, h1b, visas, h-1b, engineers, conservative, politics.

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Hatch bill would dramatically increase H-1B visas

ㅤ”Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is expected to introduce a bill in the coming days that would substantially increase the number of visas offered to skilled foreign workers, Bloomberg News reported late Wednesday.
ㅤHatch is sponsoring legislation that would allow the government to issue up to 195,000 H-1B visas, an increase of 110,000, according to Bloomberg. The program allows U.S. companies to employ workers from overseas in specialty positions.”

ㅤô¿ô …Another corporate puppet slithers out from under a rock. Orrin Hatch and Lamar Alexander are rattlesnakes.

Full story at The Hill, image from (tags diversity visa, green cards, h1b, hatch, immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, mass migration, migrants, orrin hatch, visas) – 1/25/18

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Rep. Gutiérrez: Republicans Want to End Legal Immigration to the US


ㅤô¿ô …All nations have adopted isolationist policies at some times in their history, when it was deemed necessary. More and more Americans, of all ethnicities, are becoming convinced that for America, one of those times is now.

ㅤI’m sick and tired of politicians’ doomsday rhetoric !!

Full story at The Independent Journal Review, image from (tags border patrol, border security, border wall, dhs, diversity visa, green cards, h1b, illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, national security, visas) – 1/21/18

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DHS Prepares Plan to End Work Permits for Foreign H-1B Spouses

ㅤ”Officials at the Department of Homeland have drafted plans to end former President Barack Obama’s policy of awarding an extra work-visa to many H-1B guest workers.
ㅤThe policy has delivered at least 78,000 extra H-4 work-permits to the spouses of foreign H-1B guest workers. Many of the spouses are white-collar graduates who compete for the jobs also sought by young American graduates.”

Full story at Breitbart, image from breitbart(.com) • diversity visa, green cards, h1b, illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, immigration, immigration reform, visas

House Freedom Caucus backs bill to end diversity visa lottery

ㅤ”In the wake of the recent terrorist attack in New York City, we call on House leadership to follow President Trump’s call to end the diversity visa lottery program,’ the caucus said in a statement.
‘We should have an up-or-down stand-alone vote on H.R. 1178 and send it to the Senate. As President Trump said, It’s time to get tougher and smarter on immigration.”

Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) • diversity visa, freedom caucus, green cards, h1b, mark meadows, visas, bill posey, conservative, politics • Go here to reblog this post (browser only).