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New Design for EAD Cards

October 25, 2011 1 comment

To deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication launched a new design for EAD (Employment Authorization Document) Cards. EAD cards currently in circulation are still effective and do not need to be replaced until the expiration date.

The change of the design does not change  the process to apply for EAD Card. To see the new design please visit USCIS webpage.

Two Provisions of Alabama Immigration Law Blocked

October 17, 2011 4 comments

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked two provisions of the far-reaching Alabama anti-immigration law that was passed in June 2011. The two provisions the court blocked are:

1. Provision which requires school to determine immigration status of children that are enrolled in the school as well as immigration status of their parents.

2. Provision which makes it a state crime for immigrants not to carry their immigration registration documents.

 

Entrepreneur Immigration: Obama Jobs Council Report

October 12, 2011 5 comments

One of the problem facing a lot of foreign young entrepreneur who wishes to relocate to/remain in US is that there is no visa that is directly set up for them. The EB5 investor visa threshold is too high for these new startups, and one cannot sponsor himself/herself for H1B visa. While forming a corporation or partnership and file H1b and EB2/EB3 visa through that entity is an option, it involves finding trustworthy partners and giving up one’s control of the company. Due to these restraints and obstacles a lot of young startups give up the idea of relocating to US. This not only negatively impact US economy by discouraging up-and-coming businesses from coming to US but also take away new employment opportunities for US citizens.

The Obama Jobs Council acknowledges this issue and address it by calling for eased immigration rules for high-skilled foreigners, including automatic work permits or provisional visas to all foreign students after they earn science, technology, engineering or math degrees from U.S. colleges or universities. The report states “when it comes to driving jobcreation and increasing American competitiveness, separating the highly skilled worker component is critical. We therefore call upon Congress to pass reforms aimed directly at allowing the most promising foreign-born entrepreneurs to remain in or relocate to the United States.”

 

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