quarta-feira, abril 04, 2007

Informacao importante aos Imigrantes

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SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it reached its limit for 2008 H-1B visa petitions in a single day and will not accept any more, to the dismay of technology companies that rely on the visas to hire skilled foreign workers.
The agency began accepting petitions Monday for the fiscal year starting October 1 and said it received about 150,000 applications by mid-afternoon.
The temporary visas are for foreign workers with high-tech skills or in specialty occupations. Congress has mandated that the immigration agency limit the visas granted to 65,000, although the cap does not apply to petitions made on behalf of current H-1B holders, and an additional 20,000 visas can be granted to applicants who hold advanced degrees from U.S. academic institutions.
The agency said it will use computers to randomly pick visa recipients from the applications received Monday and Tuesday. It will reject the rest of the applications and return the filing fees.
Employers seek H-1B visas on behalf of scientists, engineers, computer programmers and other workers with theoretical or technical expertise. In Microsoft Corp.'s case, about one-third of its 46,000 U.S.-based employees have work visas or are legal permanent residents with green cards, said Ginny Terzano, a spokeswoman for the company.
"We are trying to work with Congress to get the cap increased," Terzano said. "Our real preference here is that there not be a cap at all."
Compete America, a coalition that includes Microsoft, chip maker Intel Corp., business software company Oracle Corp. and others, voiced its opposition to the visa cap in a statement Tuesday.
"Our broken visa policies for highly educated foreign professionals are not only counterproductive, they are anticompetitive and detrimental to America's long-term economic competitiveness," said Robert Hoffman, an Oracle vice president and co-chairman of Compete America.
Opponents say increasing the visa limit will bring down wages and discourage American youngsters from pursuing tech careers.

6 comentários:

Vivi disse...

Oie amiga...
Hj quem faz niver sou eu :)
Legal saber q vc tbm é ariana ;)
Bjokas

Andréa N. disse...

Eh, o bicho ta pegando com a imigracao aqui. E enquanto o Bush estiver no poder a coisa soh tende a piorar. Eu sou a favor de um esquema serio e decente de emissao de Visas, porque essa agencia leva 580 anos pra processar os pedidos e isso acaba levando muita gente a entrar no pais e tentar ficar e trabalhar com Visto de turista, o que eh uma pessima decisao. Tem que melhorar, tem que melhorar...

Vivi disse...

Realmente amiga arianas são batalhadoras mesmo, não fogem do trabalho ;)
Obrigada pleas belas palavras lá no blog.
Bjokas

Sonho Meu disse...

Oi amiga,
Agradeço de montao, as dicas tuas deixadas nos meus comments.
Acho que vou aposentar o PIcasa, pois com certeza ela que tá dando o problema la das fotos.
Vou voltar pra ler o seu post com atençao e calma.
Beijos,
elena

Jôka P. disse...

Happy easter,Laurinha !

camila disse...

Fiquei sabendo sobre esse lance da imigracao essa semana... Uma loucura ne?? O bicho ta pegando!!

Que voces tenham tido uma otima Pascoa por ai... Beijocas!!

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