Hello and welcome to the December 2005 Immigration Newsletter!
The highlight of the last festive month was President Bush’s comments on immigration reform. During his visit to Texas and Arizona on November 28, the President emphasized the need of better and tougher border enforcement and a “guest worker” program. In the last edition of the Immigration Monitor we discussed the various immigration reform measures pending before the legislators. It is expected that the negotiations in the Congress during the next few weeks will result in a compromise between ‘enforcement only’ measures and a ‘guest worker program’. We are keeping a close watch on the developments and the outcome is expected to emerge during the legislative process early next year.
With plenty of Christmas shopping round the corner and holiday mood setting in, we at VisaPro wish to thank you for your valuable patronage. The past year has been special, not just because of the variety of immigration activity it has seen, but because we have found new, innovative ways to bring the latest from the immigration front delivered right into your email inbox. A small effort initiated just four months ago, your Immigration Monitor today has over 75,000 subscribers, the number still growing.
Technology and VisaPro, the union between the two has grown stronger this year. We have become one of the very few websites in the immigration world that offer RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feature. RSS is an innovative way of capturing just the information you want, when you want, right on your computer. You can use RSS to receive news updates from our website. You read these feeds in a program called an aggregator, which automatically collects news from various sections of our website and provides it to you in a simple form. Do check out this innovative feature.
Last time we had set-up a special survey inviting your comments to shape the future issues of your Immigration Monitor. Your valuable suggestions have kept pouring in until today, and you will soon see them being implemented in the future issues. Did you miss sending your feedback? Don’t worry! Click here to send in your suggestions.
A lot of our friends have enquired about a forum for discussing immigration issues. I take this opportunity to refer you to VisaPro Message Boards, one of the most popular sections of our website. It is a place for the Immigration Community to share thoughts, suggestions, ideas and concerns on a variety of topics related to US Immigration.
With the holiday season beginning soon, utilize your free time to explore what are the hot topics of discussion and share your thoughts. You can also share your immigration experiences for the benefit of other users of our website.
This month our In Focus article discusses the visa alternatives available to a foreign national to enter the U.S. for setting up a new business entity. As the article explains, nationals from countries with certain treaty with the U.S. have the choice of using E-1, E-2 or L-1 visas.
This month’s Immigration Article is an extension of last month’s article on bringing your fiancée or spouse to the U.S. The present article discusses the procedures involved after your fiancée or spouse enters the U.S.
Did you submit your question for us to answer them in Ask Your Question section of the newsletter? We are trying to cover answers to all your questions, either by directly answering them or by including the relevant information in the articles published in the Immigration Monitor. So keep your questions flowing.
You must have read the news on VisaPro.com regarding the computer firm that was ordered to pay $2.65 million as back wages and penalty for various immigration violations. Our Industry Perspective article discusses these violations and how U.S. employers can avoid the penalties by ensuring compliance with law
The Immigration Quiz in last month’s issue attracted a record number of responses. I was impressed by certain well-researched responses. Our team had a tough time selecting the winner. Congratulations to Hank Meyer for winning a FREE online consultation with VisaPro Attorney. Your Opinion attracted votes from over 300 participants. Over 61% voted in favor of a program allowing illegal immigrants to legalize their stay in the U.S. Don’t forget to share your opinion in this month’s poll.
On behalf of the entire VisaPro team, I wish you a very happy New Year. Enjoy your holidays! Don’t forget to view a special greeting card, just for you from all of us at VisaPro. If you liked this month’s newsletter design, thank the entire Graphics Design team at VisaPro for making it more colorful for the holidays.
A lot of things are in the pipe-line at VisaPro for 2006. We look forward to introducing a variety of user-friendly features to provide you with an amazing experience. One of them is an exclusive feature that will help you determine the visa options available to you based upon your education and professional background, allow you to check your eligibility for various visas… and much more! Keep enjoying your journey through VisaPro.com.
See you in 2006 with the latest activity on the immigration front.