Immigration Reform Bill Approved by Senate Judiciary Committee

June 7, 2013

Retrieved from: In a prior blog post, we discussed that the S.744 Immigration Reform bill that was introduced in the Senate provoke spars between business groups and organized labor. On May 21, this bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be sent to the Senate floor where it will be debated…

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German Government Makes it Easier for Highly Qualified Foreigners to Immigrate

April 3, 2012

According to the Financial Times Deutschland, the ruling Union and Free Democratic coalition in Germany is planning on making it much easier for highly qualified foreigners to immigrate. The minimum salary for immigrants is being lowered from 66,000 Euros to 44,800 Euros. For professionals in high-demand, such as doctors, engineers, and computer scientists, the minimum…

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USCIS Continues to Accept FY 2012 H-1B Petitions

April 14, 2011

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 8 announced it continues to accept H-1B nonimmigrant petitions that are subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2012 cap. The agency began accepting these petitions on April 1, 2011. USCIS is monitoring the number of petitions received that count toward the congressionally mandated annual H-1B cap of…

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