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Trump Proposes Linking Foreign Worker Visas to Hiring Veterans

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Current law has no requirement for employers to give preferential treatment to American citizens over foreign non-residents eligible for H-1B visas, but businesses must show they will pay prevailing wages for the job and provide certain worker protections.

Bill to reform U.S. skilled worker visa programs is effort to 'build momentum'

Science Magazine - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Still, “we're trying to build momentum” and raise awareness of the need to reform these high-skill guest worker visa programs, he said. He introduced the bill now, he added, because the issue needs attention and is not included in the Democratic Party ...

Former Pennsylvania governor insists companies have not choice but to import STEM workers

LifeZette - ‎6 hours ago‎
Hira said American companies primarily use the H-1B visa to keep wages down, not to import workers with specialized skills.

Bill seeks further restrictions on H-1B skilled workers visa program

89.3 KPCC - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
With the topic of U.S. jobs filled by foreign workers fanning the heat of the presidential campaign, there's a new House bill that would restrict a controversial visa program for highly skilled overseas employees. The H-1B program is widely used by the ...
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Saudi 'curbs' visas for Bangladeshi single male domestic workers

The Daily Star - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Therefore, Bangladeshi single males will not be recruited as driver, household worker, and nurse from now on, according to the ministry.

Global Visa Opportunities for Skilled British Workers

Lexology (registration) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
For British nationals with desirable qualifications or experience in a variety of fields, the dream of living and working abroad can be closer than you think.

Guam may sue feds over worker visa denials

Marianas Variety - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) - With the recent denials of H-2B visa renewals and concerns over having an adequate workforce to meet islandwide labor demands, a movement among local employers mulling a lawsuit against the federal government ...

The case of French aid worker Moussa Tchantchuing

Aljazeera.com - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Moussa and Rachid decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign that would allow them to put the elderly couple up in a hotel for a few months while they took care of the paperwork to renew their visas and social security numbers. Eventually, when the ...

WATCH: Indian Workers Duped and Stranded in the UAE Appeal for Help

Haaretz - ‎5 hours ago‎
"Our employment contract, visas, labour card and the resident identity card has expired, but the sponsor has not renewed them, forcing employees to work without wages," said the video and written appeal produced by the migrants.
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Malcolm Turnbull rejects Bill Shorten's offer to make joint defence of penalty rates

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
... obtained by the Australian. During the election Malcolm Turnbull promised there would be no changes to penalty rates when a shift worker asked during the final leaders' debate why she would be penalised, given she missed out on birthdays and ...

Long wait for visitor's visa appointment

Jamaica Observer - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
In addition, this year, for the first time since the beginning of the overseas farm work programme, temporary agricultural workers must have visas (H2A) in order to enter the US. This new requirement has added thousands of applicants to our summer ...

Tesla, contractors settle with injured foreign worker

The Mercury News - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Lesnik was one of the workers featured in an investigation by this newspaper, "The Hidden Workforce Expanding Tesla's Factory.
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Commerce Thrives on US-Mexico Border

Voice of America - ‎5 hours ago‎
Downtown, many Mexicans with visas come across to shop or work and then return across the border later. While about half of Mexico's population lives below the poverty line, ... Illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border has created a backlash ...

Indonesian 'maid detectives' on mission to save women from trafficking

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎5 hours ago‎
But groups like Migrant Care and the National Advocacy Network of Domestic Workers - two of the Indonesia's leading organisations fighting for maids' rights - have criticised the ban.
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Republican party favours reforming US guest workers programme

Livemint - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Cleveland: Concerned over alarming levels of unemployment in the US, the Republican party favours reforming the guest workers' programmes, which include H-1B visa system, indicating a drastic reduction in the green cards issued every year that could ...

New Executive Regulations of the KSA Labour Law

Lexology (registration) - ‎5 hours ago‎
They also set out the conditions, controls and procedures for recruiting expatriate workers including the circumstances in which the Ministry of Labour may refuse applications for visas, and the circumstances in which the sponsorship of an expatriate ...

Qatar prepares for busy cruise tourism season

Doha News - ‎3 hours ago‎
With less than three months to go before cruise season officially kicks off, Qatar is getting ready to welcome thousands of new visitors to its shores.

Beyond Borders: Indians and the US Presidential Election

World Policy Institute (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
According to a Migration Policy Institute report, Indian citizens today make up the greatest proportion of those receiving H-1B visas, meant to allow skilled workers to temporarily live in the United States. Indian students also make up the second ...
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Clinton Calms Silicon Valley's Worries, Promises To Preserve High-Skill Visas

ThinkProgress - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
H-1B visas are contentious in part because they seemingly pit American workers against immigrants for coveted highly paid jobs in Silicon Valley, but also because the program has been criticized for exploitative behavior, including wage theft.

CNMI casino losing staff over visa changes

Radio New Zealand - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
A casino in the Northern Marianas is losing staff over changes to contract worker visas. Best Sunshine International Limited is operating a temporary casino on Saipan while developing its mammoth $US7 billion casino resort.
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