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Hearing Deals Blow to Expansion of Employee Verification System

May 6, 2008
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Lawmakers say broadening E-Verify would strain the Social Security Administration as the agency tries to reduce a huge backlog of disability claims.
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Seeing an Unflat World in Bangalore IT Haven

April 23, 2008
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A Business Sparked by the Online I-9

April 17, 2008
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The recently revised version of the employment eligibility verification form can be completed and stored electronically, and that change has given rise to a new service: Web-based paperless I-9 compliance. Vendors say they can help client companies fill out and store the forms more accurately, efficiently and safely than they could by themselves.
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The Immigration Squeeze

April 17, 2008
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Not only is a complete overhaul of immigration law a remote possibility in 2008, but prospects are dim for narrow legislation that would address employers’ specific needs for both high-skill and low-skill workers.
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Employers Resist Government Electronic Worker Verification

April 17, 2008
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The government is having a hard time getting companies to sign up for the program. There are complaints that E-Verify is inefficient, prone to error and incapable of being ramped up to handle traffic from all 6 million employers in the country.
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Homeland Agency May Expand High-Skill Foreign Student Stay

April 4, 2008
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A preliminary regulation would extend the time that foreign graduates in science, technology, engineering or mathematics can work for a U.S. company without obtaining a visa. This plan would give them a greater opportunity to obtain an H-1B visa.
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Republicans Meet Resistance in Sending H-2B Bill to House Floor

April 2, 2008
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Democratic leadership opposes action; foreign nationals who claim exploitation by employers using H-2B visas call for a hearing on abuses.
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Feds Take Hard Line on Immigrant Hiring, Visa Shortage for High-Skilled Workers

March 28, 2008
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The H-1B visa cap is likely to be exceeded again on April 1. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security reissues the Social Security no-match rule.
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