Latest News for: Visa program


These immigrants have one shot to come to the US. But Biden has to act.

Vox 01 Aug 2021
What the Biden administration has done to the diversity visa program in deprioritizing, it contravenes those campaign promises, and we’re worse off because of it,” said Rafael Urena, an American attorney representing diversity visa applicants affected by the policy.

Aiding our Afghan allies

Eagle-Tribune 01 Aug 2021
Importantly the bill expands by 8,000 the number of Special Immigrant Visas available and makes the program more efficient ... It has been coordinating with several allied countries to relocate them as they wait out the visa process ... territory, pending the approvals of their visas.

Vaccinations a boon at U.S., Mexico border

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 01 Aug 2021
On one recent morning, however, hundreds of workers from the factories known as maquiladoras were waved across the border into San Diego, without visas or passports, and rolled up their sleeves to be vaccinated ... PROGRAM EXPANDS ... The success of the pilot program led to its expansion.

Angst over expats forces political debate

Taipei Times 01 Aug 2021
Unlike before, foreigners living as dependents now need a company sponsored visa to ... And while the government introduced a two-year visa to attract global technology professionals last year, the program is not open to mid-career talent that could compete against locals for jobs.

As Fears Grip Afghanistan, Hundreds of Thousands Flee

Indian Express 01 Aug 2021
I’m not scared of starting everything from scratch,” said Sakhi, who recently applied for Turkish visas for himself, his wife, their three daughters and one son ... In the United States, the growing backlog for the Special Immigration Visa program — available to Afghans who face threats because of their work with the U.S.

Representative Bera Votes to Support U.S. Capitol Police, Expand Afghan Special ImmRepresentative Bera Votes to Support U.S. Capitol Police, Expand Afghan Special Immigration Visa Programigration Visa Program (Ami Bera)

Public Technologies 31 Jul 2021
Capitol Police force, reimburses the National Guard deployed to the Capitol after the January 6th insurrection, and expands and streamlines the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to protect our Afghan partners who served alongside our troops in combat ... visas by 8,000.

Opinion: America needs a startup visa program to aid entrepreneurs 31 Jul 2021
Unlike many other developed nations, the United States lacks a startup visa that makes it easier for immigrant entrepreneurs to launch innovative new businesses and create jobs ... He entered on an H-1B visa but had to wait 7 years before his immigration status allowed him to start AppDynamics.

Biden’s Afghan evacuations begin as first flight lands in US

The Ponca City News 31 Jul 2021
The plane, carrying more than 200 people, landed at Fort Lee in Virginia, where passengers were to undergo health screenings and further processing of their Special Immigrant Visas ... The Special Immigrant Visa program allows Afghans who have worked for U.S ... since 2008 as part of the visa program.

US to conduct rare second round of lottery to decide on H-1B visas

DNA India 31 Jul 2021
The United States will conduct a rare second lottery for the H-1B visa, the USCIS announced, to decide on the successful candidates ... Good news for Indian techies! US Court rules against H-1B visa program changes. The H-1B visa is most sought-after among Indian IT professionals ... H-1B visa US H-1B visas.

Fri. 9:10 a.m.: Evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to US

The Vindicator 31 Jul 2021
The commercial airliner carrying the 221 Afghans in the special visa program, including 57 children and 15 babies, according to an internal U.S ... Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow an additional 8,000 visas and $500 million in funding for the Afghan visa program.

First evacuation flight brings 221 Afghans, many kids, to US

Longview News-Journal 31 Jul 2021
The first evacuation flight, an airliner, carried 221 Afghans under the special visa program, including 57 children and 15 infants, according to an internal U.S ... Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow an additional 8,000 visas and $500 million in funding for the Afghan visa program.

Afghan visa applicants arrive in US after years of waiting

Gulf News 31 Jul 2021
Their passage was promised under two congressionally devised special visa programs, but the documentation and security requirements have bedeviled many applicants ... Stuck in limbo are thousands of others seeking a visa who were found not to qualify for the special immigrant visa program, often for minor reasons.

First flight of Afghan interpreters fleeing Taliban arrives in US

The Wire 31 Jul 2021
Around 20,000 Afghans worked for the United States following the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and have applied for evacuation under the State Department’s Special Immigrant Visas program ... “We absolutely intend to continue this program after the pullout of troops” on August 31, Jacobson said.

Filipinos still barred from entering Japan

Manila Standard Today 31 Jul 2021
The majority of the workers or 49.6 percent are trainees under Technical Intern Training Program (TITP); professionals, 30.3 percent; workers under designated activities visa, 16.2 percent, while the rest are skilled workers, overseas performing artists, and healthcare workers.

Afghan interpreters fear US ‘leaving them to die’ at hands of Taliban

New York Post 31 Jul 2021
Roughly 70,000 Afghan interpreters and their families have moved to the United States since 2008 under a special visa program to reward them for their service ... launched a charity, the Interpreting Freedom Foundation, in 2019 to help interpreters land visas and resettle in the US.