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U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district, Elijah Cummings called for Congress to flight President Trump’s proposed deal with Mexico to keep asylum seekers out of the United States and left them stay in Mexico while their applications are pending in U.S. court. Rep. Cummings explained he was against the deal because, “that’s not the law”. Cummings stated, “They should be allowed to come in, seek asylum, that’s the law,”

For further details please review this Politico News Article, “Cummings: Asylum-seekers should be allowed in U.S.“.

UPDATE: Mexico’s incoming government denies report Mexico supports Trump admin’s new asylum proposal

We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those questions and provide the Q&A on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

If you have a burning question, are seeking assistance with a difficult immigration related case, wish to discuss your views on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DREAMers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, priority dates, the monthly visa bulletin, adjustment applications, etc., please contact us by submitting your question/comment/viewpoint in our comment box provided on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

Our next “Q & A Forum” will take place this Friday, November 30, 2018. Act now and submit your questions!

Oxford University in England has announced its next class of U.S. Rhodes Scholars. Among the class of 32 winners from across the United States is Harvard University senior Jin Park, the first recipient covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Rhodes Trust announced that this year’s winners include more women than any other class. They also stated that more than half the class are either immigrants or first-generation Americans.

The Rhodes Scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford in England and was established in 1902.

 
For further details please review this NY Times News Release, “Rhodes Scholar Class Features Plenty of Women, Immigrants“.

The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Field Service Engineer.”

After receiving & reviewing an Employer’s Application for Permanent Labor Certification, the CO issued an Audit notification. One of the issues present was the fact that the main worksite address on the ETA Form 9089 was the same as the alien’s address. In its Audit response, the Employer provided its recruitment documentation and explained that the position allows its “Field Service Engineer to work from home and to travel to client sites as needed.”

Once the Employer responded, the CO denied certification. The CO indicated the position communicated in its recruitment efforts did not offer the condition to work from home to US workers. This was a violation of PERM Regulation 20 CFR 656.17(f)(7). This regulation requires that an advertisement “must not contain wages or terms and conditions of employment that are less favorable than those offered to the alien.”

The American Immigration Council (AIC) has released all fifty states and the District of Columbia, for a total of fifty-one updated state-by-state fact sheets highlighting immigration data and facts. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants in each state.

With national immigration policy being discussed, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this AIC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on three states at a time. This week we will highlight; Florida, Georgia and Hawaii!

The AIC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. As our economy continues to grow, Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. As United States economic continues to grow, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

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Question #1 – Business Visitor Visa

How long can someone stay in US on a Business Visa (B1/B2)?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a Teleconference on Monday, November 19, 2018 from 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern). This event is entitled “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program: Public Engagement”. The first half of the Teleconference will include a discussion of updates to the EB-5 Program and the second half will include a question and answer session.

Event Information:

DATE: Monday, November 19, 2018

The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

Click the link to view the December 2018 Visa Bulletin

The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported month for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center using Consular Processing (outside of the US) or file on their own with USCIS Form I-485 (within the US).

We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those questions and provide the Q&A on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

If you have a burning question, are seeking assistance with a difficult immigration related case, wish to discuss your views on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DREAMers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, priority dates, the monthly visa bulletin, adjustment applications, etc., please contact us by submitting your question/comment/viewpoint in our comment box provided on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

Our next “Q & A Forum” will take place this Friday, November 16, 2018. Act now and submit your questions!