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Bill Gates Seeks Rise in Immigration of Highly Skilled Workers

March 12, 2008
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Last year, the 65,000-person ceiling was exceeded on April 2, the first day that companies could apply for visas for the next fiscal year.
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HR Organizations Promote Electronic Citizenship Verification Legislation

February 28, 2008
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Prospects for broad immigration reform are dim, but legislation focusing on border security and work-site enforcement could be headed to the House floor. HR organizations led by SHRM are backing a separate bill that would create a new electronic employment verification system.
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Visa Rules May Ease Hiring of Farmworkers But Raise Costs

February 19, 2008
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A government proposal for streamlining the hiring process for foreign agricultural workers could make life easier for employers but also increase the costs and hassles of maintaining a workforce for harvesting crops.
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Compliance Issues Put Recruiters on the Hot Seat

February 15, 2008
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy now entails an explicit shift to criminal arrests for workplace immigration law violations. Officers commonly stage raids at the workplace and then move straight to corporate headquarters.
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Microsofts Canadian Move a Swipe at Stiff U.S. Visa Policies

January 30, 2008
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Recruiters can use specific techniques to maximize access to H1-B visa candidates or adopt alternative routes for hiring foreign-born employees.
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Employers See Some Progress On Immigration

December 18, 2007
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"Skirmishes are being fought over work-site enforcement regulations and the expansion of a government electronic verification system. DHS has appealed an injunction that a judge ordered on its ""no-match"" letter rule."
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Homeland Security No-Match Regulations Enjoined

December 18, 2007
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Employers still have obligations regarding unauthorized employment. Employers cannot willfully hire illegal workers; employers who do face criminal and monetary penalties. Employers must continue to be vigilant about ensuring that every employee completes a Form I-9, which demonstrates valid work authorization.
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U.S. Chamber Seeks to Stop Proliferation of State Immigration Laws

December 7, 2007
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is as intent on killing immigration reform in the states as it is in resurrecting it on Capitol Hill. The group promises a legal fight over recently passed state laws cracking down on illegal employment, contending they are unconstitutional.
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Event Calender 2008

December 4, 2007
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Event Calender 2008
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