For the first time in years, American companies blew past the cap on H-1B visa petitions to sponsor educated, foreign workers. Many say that’s a sign of economic recovery, but some say the program is rife with abuses.
U.S. companies start petitioning Monday for H-1B visas to bring in temporary workers with specialized skills during the next federal fiscal year. There’s a good chance petitions will exceed the federal limit within the week, but questions remain whether immigration policy is leaving smaller companies in limbo.
Filipino families wait longer than anyone — sometimes more than twenty years — for some types of family reunification visas. With Washington talking about immigration reform, some hope for special considerations for families of Filipino veterans who fought for the U.S. in World War II.
Their plans are nearly identical but, in order to get distance from the president, Rubio and the GOP have created an unnecessary border security demand before allowing for a pathway to citizenship for the nation's undocumented.