What Should You Know About the EB-1 Green Card Backlog for Indian and Chinese Nationals?

What Should You Know About the EB-1 Green Card Backlog for Indian and Chinese Nationals? For the first time in many years, the EB-1 green category is no longer a fast track for all who qualify. At least for now.  Recent predictions of an EB-1 visa retrogression came true when the August 2016 visa bulletin showed a final action cutoff date of January 1, 2010 for EB-1 applicants born in China or In...
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Macy’s Settles Immigration Discrimination Claims

Macy's Settles Immigration Discrimination Claims National retailer, Macy's, agreed to settle the Department of Justice's  allegations that it violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens at its Glendale, California, location. The department’s investigation was based on a charge filed by a lawful permanent resident whose hiring w...
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Staffing Company Pays $153,000 to Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims

Staffing Company Pays $153,000 to Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims Powerstaffing Inc., a temporary staffing agency based in Edison, New Jersey, agreed to pay $153,000 to resolve allegations that its North Bergen, New Jersey, office discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The Department of Justice’s investigation...
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Seed Co. To Pay $200K To Settle DOJ Immigrant Discrimination Claims

Seed Co. To Pay $200K To Settle DOJ Immigrant Discrimination Claims Crookham Company has agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve the Department of Justice's charge that the company discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  Crookham, which is based in Caldwell, Idaho, is a seed company that produces hybrid sweet corn, popcorn and...
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121 Medical Residency Programs and Medical Association Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims

121 Medical Residency Programs and Medical Association Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims The Justice Department recently reached agreements with 121 podiatry residency programs and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) to resolve claims that they discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). ...
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DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Skilled Nursing Facility

  DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Skilled Nursing Facility The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement recently with Villa Rancho Bernardo Care Center (VRB), a skilled nursing facility in San Diego.  The agreement resolves the department’s investigation of VRB for discrimination against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the I...
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IMG Physicians: Negotiating your work visa sponsorship

 If you’re an IMG physician, you have an extra job-search consideration—you seek not only employment but also an employer who will sponsor your visa. Here’s what you need to know about finding a willing sponsor. When searching for job opportunities, physicians have tons of considerations—location, compensation, paid time off, work schedule, quality of life and more. But most IMG physicians have a...
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Visas: Increased Wait Times to Get Visas at U.S. Consular Posts in India

Visas: Increased Wait Times to Get Visas at U.S. Consular Posts in India U.S. Consular Posts in India are currently experiencing extraordinary wait times for nonimmigrant visa (NIV) interview appointments. At the time of this writing, the current wait times for all NIV categories other than B, F, and J are: Chennai - 75 days Hyderabad - 93 days Kolkata - 96 days Mumbai - 88 days ...
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Texas Loses Case Over Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Texas Loses Case Over Syrian Refugee Resettlement A U.S. federal court threw out all claims against the International Rescue Committee and the federal defendants in a case brought by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which claimed that the government had breached a “statutory duty” by preventing Texas from getting information to examine the “security risk” presented by refugees befo...
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Tech Union Blasts DHS’ Revised Work Rule For Foreign Grads

Tech Union Blasts DHS' Revised Work Rule For Foreign Grads The new rule extending work authorization for recent F-1 foreign grads in STEM fields is under attack again.  The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers recently sued the government, claiming it exceeded its authority by  allowing F-1 student to extend their initial 12-month Optional Practical Training, or OPT, period by an 24 months f...
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