Hello and welcome to the November 2006 Immigration Newsletter!
The mid-term elections earlier this month saw the Democrats taking control of the Congress. The Senators are meeting for their lame duck session; however, nothing substantive is expected to be taken up on comprehensive immigration reform during this session. Over 900 American companies, schools, trade organizations and hospitals submitted a letter to the Congress requesting the law makers to address the crisis facing American businesses as a result of “H-1B blackout” and employment-based Green Cards. The letter states that every day passing without access to “high-skilled workers” is a lost opportunity for growth, productivity and innovation. Keep watching the Immigration News of our website for the latest updates on the Congress action, as and when it happens.
Did you notice changes to VisaPro website? Let’s visit the homepage at www.visapro.com and review the top right hand corner of the webpage. Do you see a small pull-down that says “Immigration To”?
VisaPro launches Global Immigration Services. U.K. has become the first in the list of 120 countries for which we are developing immigration services. For information and queries related to U.K. immigration including Work Permits, Business and Investor visas, Highly Skilled Migrant Programme(HSMP), and Settlement Permits you may now visit U.K. Immigration section of VisaPro site.
Starting the series of articles on our recent seminars and workshops in various cities of India, this month we bring you excerpts from our Attorney’s diaries regarding his visit to New Delhi, the capital of India. I am sure the In Focus section of this month’s newsletter, with our attorney’s travel experiences, will make an interesting reading. Click here to view a few videos from our events in India.
We often receive queries from our corporate clients as well as individuals who enter the U.S. on a work visa regarding the procedure of applying for a Social Security Number (SSN) and whether the employees can start working for the company without waiting for the actual allotment of SSN. This month’s Immigration Article discusses the procedure of obtaining SSN and how it affects the hiring or employment of a foreign worker.
Rudolf Inamarga deserves congratulations for winning last month’s Immigration Quiz. Those who missed giving correct responses to the question last time can view this month’s article on SSN for more details.Now that the mid-term elections in the U.S. are over, we would like to have our readers’opinion on how important they think immigration issues influenced the voters’ decision. Don’t forget to share your opinion in this month’s immigration poll.
See you next month with all the updates from the world of immigration.