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Rough week for H-1b visas

By |2017-03-23T21:35:09+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: US Immigration Policy, Visas - H-1b, L-1, E, O, TN|Tags: , , , |

The week started with a 60 minutes news segment and now a Bloomberg article. Many expect the increased and widespread negative publicity to accelerate the consideration of legislation to make sweeping changes to the H-1b visa. Senator Grassley wasted no time in jumping on the opportunity to push his proposed bill. However, as we have seen with healthcare, a campaign slogan does not always equate to legislation being passed.

The End of H-1b visas for consulting/staffing cos. ?

By |2009-04-27T18:05:36+00:00April 27th, 2009|Categories: Green Cards|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Senate bill 887 proposed by Senators Grassley and Durbin, contains provisions that if enacted would eliminate the use of H-1b visas for any staffing or consulting company.  Essentially, the bill would prohibit the placement of H-1b workers at any third party work-sites unless a waiver was first obtained and a waiver would not be available for any placements that would be considered as, labor for hire.  Further the bill would prohibit the supervision of the H-1b worker by the end client. These provisions would essentially eliminate the use of H-1b visas for computer and engineering consulting companies, healthcare staffing companies, and others. For many years the esteemed Senators have sought ways to completely eliminate the H-1b category and with the current economic climate, they are seizing on the opportunity. 

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