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US L1 visa refusal rate continues to increase under Trump

21:40 18/10/2019
Sanwar Ali comment: It has become more and more difficult to obtain L1 visas . Unless it is for a very large company with blanket filing the documentation requirements are quite enormous. Both the...

Do not work with US visa officials Google employees urge

22:10 16/08/2019
Sanwar Ali comment: Immigration is an emotive area. More so under Trump. There have been numerous concerns about conditions in detention camps for migrants. Families have been separated Trump’s harsh...

US L1 visa pilot strips Canadians of border processing

22:57 04/09/2018
An L1 visa pilot scheme, targeting Canadian executives transferring to the US for their companies, is stripping them of a ‘perk’ they have enjoyed for years under the North American Free Trade...

Immigrant sells WhatsApp to Facebook for $19bn

12:03 24/02/2014
Jan Koum, a Ukrainian who settled in the US, has sold his WhatsApp mobile app to Facebook for $19bn. Mr Koum, 37, left Ukraine for the US when with his mother he was 16. His story is a classic 'rags-...

UK benefitting from US immigration deadlock

15:42 19/07/2013
The UK's tech sector has been growing fast in recent years. Industry insiders say that this is, at least in part, because US tech companies cannot get visas to bring skilled workers into the US...