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Immigration Officials Seized 130 NFL, Jerseys Domain Names – Cyber Monday 2011 Crackdown

In 2010 under the code name “Cyber Monday Crackdown”, The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have seized 82 websites domains that’s involved in online piracy and counterfeiting. In 2011 the domain seizure number has increased to 130 sites. The code name is “Operation In Our Sites”. The timing is significant […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 26, 2011 | Categories: Cyber Monday 2010, Deals, Immigration

Australia Student Visa Cancellations Effected 6500 Indian Students

In stepping up efforts, Australian government is tightening path of permanent residency to students who are out of visa status. The easy immigration path and becoming an Australian citizen is student visas path. There are total eight different student visas. Australia’s Department of Immigration has eight different kinds of student visas including vocational training, university, […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 1, 2011 | Categories: Immigration

Greencard Per-Country Limits Bill Approved In House Judiciary Committee

The Bill dubbed “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” targeting highly skilled immigrants was approved in House Judiciary Committee and headed to House Floor. This Bill is proposing to remove per-country limits on available visa numbers that are restricting from country applicants like India or China wait for long times close to 70 years to get […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 29, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

Greencard For foreigners Buying US Homes Worth $500,000

New bill sponsored by Democrat Chuck Schumer (NY) and Republican Mike Lee (Utah) to increase housing demand. This is similar to job creation visa with $500K investment and 10 jobs. This bill if approved may become key to recovery of housing market of US. Key highlights of visa for buying $500K homes: – 3 years […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 23, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

November 2011 Visa Bulletin Advanced By 3.5 Months India EB2, 7 Days EB3

Slow progress again for EB3 India category which advanced by just 7 days. This is unexpected slow movement as fiscal year just started and the dates have been same at snail’s pace.

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 11, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration, OtherNews, VisaBulletin

70 Years Green Card Wait Time For Highly Skilled Indian EB3 Immigrants

National Foundation For American Policy Report The report by NFAP (National Foundation For American Policy) shows the struggles for family and employment based visa category backlogs which potentially can take up to 70 years for an Indian citizen to get Green card in US. NFAP – National Foundation for American Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 6, 2011 | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

H1-B Salaries Cost To Employers And By US City Data

The rising unemployment rate worries some of how and where the foreigners are snatching Jobs from US economy. The compiled H1-B data available via flcdatacenter/H1B shows many details of what skill level and which company or the city is paying the top dollar for H1-Bs. Big Name Tech Companies Salaries By Job Title Keeping aside […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 3, 2011 | Categories: H1B, Immigration, OtherNews

Immigrant Teachers In H1-B Visa Limbo

Teachers on H1-B visa program working for Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public School system are in limbo situation per the fines and penalties imposed by U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division. The school system violated wage requirements for H1-B visa programs and agreed to pay $4 million penalty. In addition to penalty […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 29, 2011 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

Proposed IDEA Immigration Bill – Make Easy For Employers To Get Greencard For Potential Employees

With US economy in slump, the overhaul of federal immigration policy is near impossible. As the fact is that around 200 of fortune 500 companies are formed by immigrants or the heirs of immigrants in the past few decades. As a stop gap measure, IDEA – acronym for Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America bill is […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: | Categories: GreenCard, Immigration

India Commerce Minister H1-B Rejection Rates Have Gone Up

At CEO forums which is good lobbying forum for immigrants, India’s commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma quoted saying H1-B rejection rates have gone up. “Uptake of H1B visas this year has been less than half of annual prescribed limit and the rejection rates have gone up.” Would there be any impact to H1-B rejections […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 27, 2011 | Categories: H1B, Immigration