By, Kristin Nolan, Guest Blogger An SIV Visa, or a Special Immigrant Visa, is a special category of immigration visas that apply to three categories of persons: 1) Afghans and Iraqis who have serve…
US hints it will approve visa request by Sudan's Bashir
September 17, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government hit back at statements by US officials condemning a bid by president Omer Hassan (...)
Change in visa eligibility rules will hurt the most vulnerable: Column
The proposed rule discriminates against poor people from developing nations and favors wealthier, more advantaged immigrants.
Up in Smoke: Why China has Banned Foreign Investment in Tobacco
USCBC on July 13, 2016 By Alexander Chipman Koty China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently announced regulations barring foreign investment in the country’s enormous tobacco industry, blocking foreign-invested enterprises and individual businesses from participating in tobacco wholesale, retail, and alternative forms of trading. These new restrictions come on the heels of various government efforts to reduce China’s rampant tobacco use, with middling results…
State Department changes visa rules for same-sex partners of foreign diplomats
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and gay rights advocates are criticizing a new State Department policy that denies family visas to the same-sex domestic
Why VCs and Foreign Founders Want the ‘Entrepreneur Visa’
An "entrepreneur visa" movement, supported by founder and managing partner of SoftTech VC, Jeff Clavier, seeks to establish a visa for startup founders in the U.S. to alleviate immigration issues they face.
Why Is Foreign Policy Neglected?
Throughout the (thankfully concluded) election year, everyone — including the electorate and the blindly shilling punditry — was so very zeroed in on the domestic economy, as they perceived it, that foreign-policy issues were virtually completely neglected. No one in the mainstream debate, which was hardly one at all, cared to remark on or decry the fact that the permanent war economy is perhaps the single…
Where are the workers? Why the United States needs visa reform
By: Connor Haaland is a fellow in the Government Affairs and Policy Department The United States is on the brink of a labor crisis. Last year, Tennessee had twelve times as many jobs as they had workers in the STEM field. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs in South Dakota could not open up restaurants and hotels because they could not find workers in a …
What Promotes Resilience Among Female Survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking?
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PayPal partners with Discover for tokenization services, in-store payments
For PayPal, the Discover deal offers the same exposure for direct checkout as its previously announced partnerships with Visa and MasterCard.
Peter Dutton grants permanent visa to 10-year-old autistic boy and mother
The campaign to keep Tyrone and Townsville nurse Maria Sevilla in Australia has saved the pair from the threat of deportation back to the Philippines
Foreign Travel Tips For Dialysis Patients
Travel – domestic and abroad – shouldn’t be a barrier to reconnecting with friends and family or enriching your life by visiting new countries. Don’t be afraid to start making plans.
Why the Only Way to Fix the Muslim Ban Is Not to Have a Muslim Ban
Today President Trump signed a new Muslim ban. The new executive order is a major retreat by the administration, reflecting that, as courts around the country have recognized, the original order was deeply flawed and totally unjustified. But the fundamental truth of this new order, like the old one, remains unchanged: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and the ban is his…
U.S., North Korea must meet "halfway": Chinese foreign ministry
Beijing on Monday called for North Korea and the U.S. to resolve the current diplomatic impasse by meeting each other “halfway”, adding the two sides need to establish a “peace regime.” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the comments in response to a pointed question which accused Washington of having a “selfish and arrogant
Say What? Millennials Have Fewer Sex Partners Than Their Parents Did, Study Reveals
“The majority of Americans now believe there’s nothing wrong with sex before marriage.
H-1B visas: 10 companies to get highest foreign labour certifications
The US Department of Labour (DoL) has released the list of top ten companies that received maximum H-1B specialty occupation labour certifications for the fiscal year 2018, ending on September 30. Companies can proceed with H-1B petitions only after they receive such a certification from the Department of Labour. Wonder who are the 10 companies that received maximum certifications? Read on to know ...
Why A Major Grocery Chain Is Banning Visa Credit Cards At Some Stores
Facts About Domestic Adoption
If you're considering adoption, you likely know you have a few types to choose from. Here are a few facts about domestic adoptions to keep in mind.
How could the H-1B visa program for foreign workers be improved?
President Trump called on Tuesday for U.S. agencies to “buy American and hire American” and signed an executive order targeting H-1B guest worker visas, which help find foreign labor to fill technical jobs. Critics say the visa system is being abused. William Brangham talks to Economic Policy Institute's Daniel Costa and Vivek Wadhwa of Carnegie Mellon University Engineering at Silicon Valley.
How A Mass. Visa Workaround Became A Popular Alternative For Foreign Entrepreneurs
Foreign entrepreneurs who want to come to the U.S. don't have the option of an employer-backed work visa. A UMass Boston program found a way to work around that point.