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Immigrants Essential to Boston Economy

“If there were the opportunity to have this latent talent pool opened up [through a path to legal status], I think it would be enormous for the region’s economic growth.” – Jerry Rubin, President of the Jewish Vocational Service According to a recent report from MIT based on census data, immigrants are essential to Boston’s…
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Tougher Vetting for U.S. Visa Applicants

“The United States has one of the most stringent visa application processes in the world. The need for tightening the application process further is really unknown and unclear.” –  Babak Yousefzadeh, President of the Iranian American Bar Association   On May 23rd, the Office of Management and Budget, under the Trump Administration, approved a more…
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“Know Your Rights” Campaign (Conozca Sus Derechos)

“Every Illinois resident has constitutional rights regardless of their citizenship or immigration status.”  – Attorney General Lisa Madigan Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a campaign to help immigrants in Illinois know their rights and responsibilities in the event they interact with police and/or immigration agents. This campaign initiated in response to the recent executive actions relating…
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H-1B Cap Master’s Exemption Eligibility

USCIS released a memo Wednesday explaining that in order to be eligible for an H-1B Master’s Cap exemption, the school which granted the master’s degree or higher must have been an “United States institution of higher education” at the time the degree was earned. H-1B visas are capped at 65,000 per year, however, individuals who are eligible may…
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NAFSA 2017: Programming for International Students In and After F-1

Presented by Lisa Scott at the 2017 NAFSA  Annual Conference.