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On the first Monday of each month, MigrationCounsel hosts informal Q & A sessions for international students and others to answer their questions about U.S. immigration law, including the process…
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In a well-thought-out opinion piece in the UH Manoa newspaper Ka Leo o Hawaii, Claudia Lara takes a stand on the contentious issue of how to respond to…Continue
HISC Editor John Robert Egan's post on the H-1B Visa Lottery was featured on Tech Hui, Hawaii's high tech online networking community website. Half of all applicants were disappointed as the quota of 85,000 available visas were divided among over 172,000…Continue
Pro-immigration reform advocates are pointing to a new report showing that more foreign students studying in American colleges and universities are pursuing…Continue
While Hawaii seems to be lagging in attracting International Students, the trend across the U.S. is towards sharply increasing enrollments. Why? April Xiaoyu Xu gives her reasons in…Continue
The New York Times is talking about prospects for International Students to gain some certainty in their post graduation career options through the immigration reform package moving through Congress this summer. The article is here be sure to view the video…Continue
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Now that Republicans are in control of the U.S. Congress, it is up to them to make the next moves on Immigration Reform. Computerworld Magazine is suggesting that the GOP may want to move quickly on a business-oriented strategy, and increase the number of H-1B visas available. Can they get this done before April 1, 2015, when the new filing season opens? I won't hold my breath, but it would be welcome news for many graduating students here in Hawaii and elsewhere.
Posted by John Robert Egan on January 7, 2015 at 2:57pm
U.S. Government data show continued growth in the number of international students enrolled in U.S. schools. The largest numbers are coming from Asia, and many are studying in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. See the report here: http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1408/140805washingtondc.htm
Posted by John Robert Egan on August 6, 2014 at 10:34am
The Wall Street Journal explains the scarcity issue generated by the numerical limit on H-1B visas. There are just too few available for the number of qualified job seekers, including graduates from the United States' best universities and colleges. In another WSJ article a researcher at Tuck University claims the policy of turning away qualified immigrants is costing the United States a new job every 43 seconds. Time to rethink, I would say.
Posted by John Robert Egan on April 3, 2014 at 11:32am
Hi all,I think my case is quite unfortunate. I'd like to bring it up here so other international students are aware.I am on first-year H-1B from a cap-exempt university(A) and received a job offer…Continue
Started by Amanda H. Last reply by Amanda H Apr 19, 2013.
By now everybody who is interested in H-1B visas knows that the USCIS has closed applications for this year, having received enough applications to use up the entire quota by June 11, 2012. This…Continue
Started by John Robert Egan. Last reply by Amanda H Apr 16, 2013.
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives voted down a proposed law that would provide additional visas to international students graduating from U.S. universities with…Continue
Started by John Robert Egan Sep 23, 2012.