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US votes to increase H1B visa numbers

9:51 07/11/2005
The US Senate voted in favour of increasing the cap on H-1B visas by 30,000 to 95,000 from next year. The H-1B visa is largely used in the IT industry to employ skilled professionals, and industry...

US passports to have RFID chips

9:31 31/10/2005
The US State Department announced that all U.S. passports issued after October 2006 will have embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) chips that carry the holder's personal data and digital...

Research finds US H1B visa holders paid less

15:58 26/10/2005
A recent report suggests that US employers are using the H-1B visa program to pay lower wages than the national average for programming jobs. According to "The Bottom of the Pay Scale: Wages for H-1B...

Strange US birth tale leaves Russian man stateless

9:21 25/10/2005
How do you prove you're a U.S. citizen if you can't even prove where you were born? How do you get a Social Security number to get a job or a passport so you can travel? The Seattle Times looks at...

US lawmakers consider increasing H1B visa quota

14:59 24/10/2005
The US government would issue 30,000 more H-1B visas to high-tech and other skilled foreign workers each year and increase fees for those visas under a measure proposed by a Senate committee. The...

When immigrants overstay visas, US does little

13:53 24/10/2005
The US Department of Homeland Security frequently fails to follow up on leads that foreign visitors have overstayed their visas, the agency's inspector general says in a new report. The result is an...

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