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Employer punished for recruiting discrimination among immigrants

Individuals that immigrated to the Washington D.C. area or elsewhere across the country are protected and afforded certain rights. If these rights are infringed upon, there could be recourse. In many instances, if an individual that immigrated to America has their rights infringed upon, an attorney can assist that individual in finding justice in the wrongs enacted against them.

Some immigrants that could create U.S. jobs are pushed out

We have posted on multiple occasions about the difficulties that high-skilled workers that are hoping to work in the U.S. face in securing citizenship. The most common visa granted for a worker is the EB-3 visa. However, there are different visas available for a variety of professionals looking to live and work in the United States, but it can be a challenging and complex process.

Talk of immigration reform in Washington D.C. ignites hope

There is no reason that the American dream is something that should only be attainable to those that are born in the United States. Working for a goal and seeing the fruits of its labors are ambitions shared by many in the world.

Defeated STEM program bill would have increased number of visas

In past months on our Maryland blog, we have talked about the STEM visa program, which provides green cards to foreign students with advanced degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Some of that discussion has centered on the short supply for those green cards despite the great employment demands of technologically-inclined companies in the country.

Immigration law could raise number of H-1B visas

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are suggesting changes to a class of temporary work visas. One senator has proposed adding 55,000 H-1B visas to the 85,000 spots already available. The potential expansion of H-1B visas comes in response to requests from business leaders, who say that there is a shortage of capable employees in engineering and science. According to Boeing's CEO, high-technology industries could employ as many as 2 million additional people, but not enough applicants meet the job criteria.

Washington revises rules for class of temporary employment visas

Many immigrants come to the United States seeking better employment opportunities. The process for finding employment often involves obtaining a work visa. There are myriad types of employment-based visas, each tied to a type of job or an immigrant's qualifications. Many visas are of the H-1 kind, but another popular temporary visa is the J-1 visa. It allows approximately 100,000 college students from foreign countries to spend four months working in the United States while absorbing our country's customs and culture.

Visa rules work to deny citizenship to many illegal immigrants

Residents of Washington, D.C., are familiar with political talk. A politician must tread carefully, saying enough popular statements to win the largest number of votes while avoiding saying too many unpopular statements that will drive away potential supporters.

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