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  • December 16 - Many Immigration Provisions

    Comment: Many Immigration Provisions
    Late last night, House Republican leadership posted the full text of the Consolidated Appropriations Bill of 2016 - its 2009 pages in length. Highlights of the bill are as follows:

    • The Visa Waiver Program has several amendments relating to security - these constitute 80% of the immigration related changes in the Omnibus, in terms of text length
    • H1B and L visa fees are increasing significantly, see text on pages 1917 and 1918 of the bill, these increased fees are for the next 10 years
    • There are several H2B related provisions with quota relief for 2016, relief for seafood industry and prevailing wage relief
    • E-Verify, Religious workers NIVs, EB5 Regional Centers and Physician immigration provisions are being extended to September 30, 2016

    Please find various immigration provisions extracted into a short pdf (with a table of contents referencing original page numbers) here.

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    Article: Congress Seems To Have More Tinkering To Do Before Passing EB-5 Regional Center Program Reform. By Joseph P. Whalen

    Blogging: Government Files Response on Mehta Complaint. By Greg Siskind

    Blogging: Israeli Newspaper Compares Syrian Refugees to Jewish Refugees. By Roger Algase

    News: Immigration Provisions for 2016 (Compiled by ILW)

    News: SEVP Spotlight - December 2015

    News: USCIS Updates Processing Times Information for the Immigrant Investor Program Office (12/15/15)

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    Headline: New York to Aid Immigrants Amid Stalled National Reforms Click here
    Headline: Princeton signs brief in support of immigration reform Click here
    Headline: Obama Administration -3 Million Immigrant Workers Click here
    Headline: Obama, defending immigration, says Muslim refugees are like the Catholics of a century ago Click here
    Headline: Franklin Graham: We should halt all immigration - Click here
    Headline: Ted Cruz on immigration: 'I do not intend to support legalization' - Click here

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    Letters of the Week: Marko Milakovich, Sabera, Jim Roberts

    ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
    December 18, 2015, 1pm (Eastern), Washington, DC. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will hold a discussion on "Homeland Security Implications of ISIS Attacks." Experts discuss the vetting of refugees, the implications for immigration policy, and the role of the NSA and intelligence community in the aftermath of the recent ISIS attacks in Paris, Lebanon, and elsewhere. The events will be streamed live. Fof more information see here.


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