US tightens ‘temporary worker’ visa rules

The US government has announced it will tighten the requirements for the popular H-1B visa. These visas are widely used by tech firms and visa recipients are mostly Indian and Chinese. The temporary visas are intended to allow US companies to use foreign workers to fill skills gaps, but the Trump administration says the visa has been abused, often at the expense of American workers, up to 85,000 people are granted an H-1B visa each year, and about 500,000 people are currently living in the US under the visa programme, according to US Department of Labor statistics, more than two-thirds … Continue reading US tightens ‘temporary worker’ visa rules

US cancels over 1,000 visas for Chinese nationals citing security

The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks, according to the US Department of State. The acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, said earlier that Washington was blocking visas “for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers with ties to China’s military fusion strategy, to prevent them from stealing and otherwise appropriating sensitive research.” In a speech, Wolf repeated US charges of unjust business practices and industrial espionage by China, including attempts to steal … Continue reading US cancels over 1,000 visas for Chinese nationals citing security

The American Dream

A record number of people are giving up their US citizenship, according to new research. A record number of people are giving up their US citizenship, according to new research.   More than 5,800 Americans gave up their citizenship in the first six months of 2020 compared to the 2,072 Americans who renounced their citizenship in all of 2019, according to Bambridge Accountants, a New York-based firm specializing in US immigration laws. The firm said it examined public data, published by the US government every three months, of the names of all Americans who give up their citizenship. “These are … Continue reading The American Dream