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Facebook to pay $4.79mn fine for discriminating in favour of foreigners against US citizens

The Siasat Daily 20 Oct 2021
In a case that turns on its head the common perception of foreigners suffering bias in the US, Facebook is to pay a fine of $4.75 million for discriminating in favour of foreign workers on H1-B visas and against American citizens and permanent residents, according to the Justice Department ... About 65 per cent of all H1-B visa holders are from India.
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Facebook will pay up to $14 million to settle claims it favoured foreign workers

Indian Express 20 Oct 2021
Lawmakers in Washington have long focused on how tech companies use visa programs — particularly the H-1B system — to hire engineers from abroad ... A federal judge ruled against the ban on the visa program in October 2020, forestalling its effect for business groups that had sued over the change, including a major technology trade association.
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Deep Dive (Oct. 19): Vaccine Mandates See Growing Pushback

The Epoch Times 20 Oct 2021
The probe will reportedly include reviews of the embassy’s emergency action planning, execution of the Afghanistan Special Immigrant Visa program, and the evacuation from Kabul ... temporary visa holders.
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Facebook will pay up to $19 million to settle claims it favoured foreign workers

Straits Times 20 Oct 2021
Instead, prosecutors said, the company gave those jobs to foreign workers who held temporary work visas ... Lawmakers in Washington have long focused on how tech companies use visa programs - particularly the H-1B system - to hire engineers from abroad.
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Vail area businesses look to hire high school students through apprenticeship program

Vail Daily 20 Oct 2021
“Most of the staff we bring from other states and other countries, so when we don’t have (J-1 visas) coming in, like what happened last year, I wish I could have more people from the apprenticeship program working with us.
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Facebook to pay up to $14.25 mln to settle U.S. employment discrimination claims

The Hindu 20 Oct 2021
The U.S. government said that Facebook refused to recruit or hire American workers for jobs that had been reserved for temporary visa holders under the PERM program ....
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The problem with Biden’s new refugee cap, according to faith leaders

Deseret News 20 Oct 2021
“Those legal processes should include a more robust refugee resettlement program for those fleeing a credible fear of persecution as well as more employer- and family-sponsored visas for those who are fleeing economic hardship.” Nezer remarked that America should implement an ...
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Facebook to pay $14 million to settle claims it discriminated against US workers

Henry Herald 19 Oct 2021
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit in December 2020 against Facebook for allegedly reserving jobs for temporary visa holders through the permanent labor certification program and using recruitment methods to deter US workers from applying to certain positions ... visa holders.
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Facebook hit with $14.25M employment discrimination penalty

East Bay Times 19 Oct 2021
Such visas are widely used by tech companies ... The case centered on Facebook’s use of the so-called permanent labor certification, called the PERM program ... government said that Facebook refused to recruit or hire American workers for jobs that had been reserved for temporary visa holders under the PERM program.
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Hmmm: State IG announces "reviews" -- plural -- into Afghanistan disgrace

Hot Air 19 Oct 2021
The reviews will focus on the visa program and refugee resettlement, among other issues ... The reviews will focus on the State Department’s Special Immigrant Visa program; Afghans processed for refugee admission into the U.S.; resettlement of those refugees and visa recipients; and the emergency evacuation of the U.S.
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Facebook to pay up to $14.25 million to settle U.S. employment discrimination claims

The Times of India 19 Oct 2021
Such visas are widely used by tech companies ... The case centered on Facebook's use of the so-called permanent labor certification, called the PERM program. The US government said that Facebook refused to recruit or hire US workers for jobs that had been reserved for temporary visa holders under the PERM program.
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Facebook to pay up to $14.25M to settle U.S. employment discrimination claims

Toronto Sun 19 Oct 2021
Such visas are widely used by tech companies ... The case centered on Facebook’s use of the so-called permanent labor certification, called the PERM program ... workers for jobs that had been reserved for temporary visa holders under the PERM program.
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State Department Launches Review of Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal

The Epoch Times 19 Oct 2021
The OIG is reviewing the Special Immigrant Visa program, which gives visas to Afghans who fit certain criteria; the Afghans admitted as refugees into the United States; the resettlement of both ...
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State Department watchdog to lead review into Afghanistan withdrawal

Sandhills Express 19 Oct 2021
The review, according to Shaw’s letter, will focus on four areas, including the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program; Afghans processed for refugee admission in the United States; the resettlement of Afghan refugees and visa recipients; and the embassy in Kabul’s ...
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US restrictions on Chinese students hurting bilateral exchanges

China Daily 19 Oct 2021
One student was supposed to attend a doctoral program at the University of Pittsburgh in September, but his visa application was turned down in June by the US embassy in Beijing because he attended Harbin Institute of Technology for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
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