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Why “Rock Stars” Deserve Green Cards Too!

2024-01-02T11:42:07-05:00

The recent Super Bowl ad, which had the godfather of heavy metal, Ozzy Osbourne, and Paul Stanley, the face of glam rock, objecting to the use of the term “Rock Star” for non-music-related overachievers was proof positive of the modern-day ubiquity of the term to connote being at the top of your field.

In 2017, […]

Why “Rock Stars” Deserve Green Cards Too!2024-01-02T11:42:07-05:00

Tech layoffs mean massive foreign national casualties and abandoning the heart of Tech success

2024-01-02T11:38:57-05:00

Google recently laid off 12,000 U.S.-based workers, following a trend of other prominent US Tech companies that recently had massive layoffs.

The engine that drives these companies are the engineers and tech workers, and many of them are foreign nationals who are sponsored by the Googles of the world. Google simply downsizes/adjusts/streamlines (use whatever term […]

Tech layoffs mean massive foreign national casualties and abandoning the heart of Tech success2024-01-02T11:38:57-05:00

Get on board! The H-1B Visa roller coaster ride is here for US employers who need to hire foreign nationals with university degrees.

2024-01-02T12:00:03-05:00

The annual roller coaster ride, known as the H-1B visa application process, is about to go up the hill and come speeding down, with unknown twists and turns coming your way.

For the next eight weeks, employers are scrambling to decide whether to sponsor foreign nationals for professional positions, U.S. university grads from foreign countries are […]

Get on board! The H-1B Visa roller coaster ride is here for US employers who need to hire foreign nationals with university degrees.2024-01-02T12:00:03-05:00

Yes, this is about Illegal Aliens and Dinosaurs

2024-01-02T12:09:12-05:00

Two years after his inauguration, when he called for immigration reform and asked for $3.5 billion to strengthen the border, it took a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions to finally force President Biden to get on Air Force One and see the real-world effect of his administration’s failure to devise a coherent and actionable […]

Yes, this is about Illegal Aliens and Dinosaurs2024-01-02T12:09:12-05:00

The E-2 Investor Visa Roadblock

2024-01-02T12:12:23-05:00

The E-2 Investor visa provides opportunities for foreign nationals to put on their entrepreneurial hat and start a business, invest in that business and get a visa to run their new business in the U.S. For those reasons, I call this visa the “Entrepreneurial visa.” Still, it is technically called the “Treaty Investor visa” because […]

The E-2 Investor Visa Roadblock2024-01-02T12:12:23-05:00

Making The Immigration Process Prohibitively Expensive – Is this the right way to curb immigration?

2024-01-02T12:10:52-05:00

Have you ever heard of pork-barrel legislation? Do you know where the money that taxpayers pay goes? If you take the time to read through an entire bill that is signed into law that has anything to do with spending or budgets, you will be amazed to find line items that have absolutely nothing […]

Making The Immigration Process Prohibitively Expensive – Is this the right way to curb immigration?2024-01-02T12:10:52-05:00

Title 42, The Covid Excuse and The Equal Application of the Law to ALL

2023-09-27T13:08:46-04:00

In April, I wrote a column about how the use of Title 42 not to follow due process and adequately process the removal of migrants who illegally entered the U.S. was outdated, given that the Covid epidemic had all but disappeared. On November 15, a federal judge agreed with me and struck it down.

Judge […]

Title 42, The Covid Excuse and The Equal Application of the Law to ALL2023-09-27T13:08:46-04:00

The elephant in the room was ignored, or maybe it’s not an elephant at all?

2024-01-02T12:22:36-05:00

In the buildup to the mid-term elections, there was a lot of talk about US immigration, how the system was broken, what would be done with the thousands of migrants coming across the border illegally, and what America wanted to do with them or not. For many past mid-term elections, this was a political […]

The elephant in the room was ignored, or maybe it’s not an elephant at all?2024-01-02T12:22:36-05:00

Tech layoffs and the 60 day grace period

2023-09-27T13:10:37-04:00

An impromptu race for new employment has begun nationwide in the U.S. tech sector. With Twitter, Meta and Amazon all announcing massive layoffs, tens of thousands of workers, many highly skilled engineers, are scrambling for new employment.  Most people have experienced the stress of not knowing where their next paycheck comes from. Now imagine […]

Tech layoffs and the 60 day grace period2023-09-27T13:10:37-04:00

With COVID essentially behind us, what should the U.S.’s policy be towards migrants on the border?

2023-12-18T09:54:14-05:00

In the twenty years that I have been practicing immigration law, only one topic has remained hot; Illegal border crossings of immigrants, the lack of a coherent government policy to deal with it, and the debate over the effects that this has on the U.S. economy.

First of all, there is one thing that we […]

With COVID essentially behind us, what should the U.S.’s policy be towards migrants on the border?2023-12-18T09:54:14-05:00

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