Tag: Visas

The Activist Investor Done With Finance

Want this delivered to your inbox each day? Sign up here. Jeff Ubben’s plan to end finance as usual One of America’s top activist investors said that he’s leaving the $16 billion hedge fund, ValueAct, that he has turned into a major force in corporate boardrooms. His reason is, perhaps, even bigger news. Mr. Ubben […]

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Companies Criticize Visa Suspensions, but Impact May Be Muted for Now

While the American business community reacted swiftly — and negatively — to President Trump’s executive order suspending new visas for foreign workers, immigration experts said that because of the coronavirus pandemic it would take some time before workers felt the impact. The order, announced on Monday, suspends at least through the end of the year […]

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Trump Suspends H-1B and Other Visas That Allow Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday temporarily suspended new work visas and barred hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, part of a broad effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country. In a sweeping order, which will be in place at least until the end of the […]

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Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday temporarily suspended new work visas and barred hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, part of a broad effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country. In a sweeping order, which will be in place at least until the end of the […]

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Gaps in Vetting Visas Allowed Saudi Gunman Into U.S. Pilot Training

President Trump stepped before the cameras at a White House news conference less than a month after his inaugural and declared that he was already taking bold steps to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States. “Our citizens will be very happy when they see the result,” Mr. Trump said, foreshadowing orders he […]

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Businesses Brace for Possible Limits on Foreign Worker Visas

Maya Nasr was admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 16 to study aerospace engineering. Currently a doctoral student there, she has been working on NASA’s next Mars rover, slated for launch this summer. “By the time I finish my Ph.D., I will have spent 10 years in the U.S. researching what I am […]

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For Migrants in Russia, Virus Means No Money to Live and No Way to Leave

MOSCOW — Migrant workers from Central Asia, shrugging off the risk of coronavirus infection, have gathered in groups each day outside their countries’ embassies in Moscow, banging on doors and fences and shouting for officials to come out and tell them when they can finally get on a charter flight home. With regular flights canceled, […]

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Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China reaching to vote in favor of new national security laws for Hong Kong during the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday.Credit…Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press HONG KONG — I am the chairman and majority owner of Apple Daily, one of Hong Kong’s largest newspapers, and since the city’s return to China […]

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Does Hong Kong Have a Fighting Chance Against China?

ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China reaching to vote in favor of new national security laws for Hong Kong during the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday.Credit…Mark Schiefelbein/Associated Press HONG KONG — I am the chairman and majority owner of Apple Daily, one of Hong Kong’s largest newspapers, and since the city’s return to China […]

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U.S. to Expel Chinese Graduate Students With Ties to China’s Military Schools

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to cancel the visas of thousands of Chinese graduate students and researchers in the United States who have direct ties to universities affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army, according to American officials with knowledge of the discussions. The plan would be the first designed to bar the access of […]

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Immigrants on H-1B and Other Work Visas May Face Deportation

Like millions of American workers, an Indian software engineer, a British market researcher and an Iranian architect lost their jobs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike Americans, they are not entitled to unemployment benefits, despite paying taxes, because they are on foreign work visas. And, if they fail to find similar jobs soon, they must leave […]

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Trump Plans to Suspend Immigration to U.S.

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday evening that he intended to close the United States to people trying to immigrate into the country to live and work, a drastic move that he said would protect American workers from foreign competition once the nation’s economy began to recover from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus […]

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Hospitals Are Inundated. Foreign-Born Health Workers Are Blocked From Helping.

LOS ANGELES — Visa and airline ticket in hand, a Filipina nurse named Maria checked in recently for her flight from London to the United States, where a job awaited her as an intensive care nurse at a North Carolina hospital on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. But under the travel restrictions imposed […]

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U.S. Limits Chinese Staff at News Agencies Controlled by Beijing

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday announced new limits on the number of Chinese citizens who may work in the United States for five state-controlled Chinese news organizations. The decision is expected to escalate tensions between Washington and Beijing in a diplomatic feud that has caught journalists in the crossfire. The State Department insisted […]

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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s immigration policies — like travel bans and visa restrictions or refugee caps and asylum changes — have begun to deliver on a longstanding goal: Legal immigration has fallen more than 11 percent and a steeper cut is looming. While Mr. Trump highlights the construction of a border wall to stress his […]

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U.K.’s New Immigration Rules Will Restrict Low-Skilled Workers

LONDON — To a chorus of complaints from employers, Britain said on Wednesday that it would slam the door on low-skilled workers as it moved to cut overall immigration by locking migrants from Europe and elsewhere out of sectors like catering, construction, senior care and hospitality. Under new post-Brexit rules starting next January, migrants will have […]

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A Immigrant From Brazil Has Changed Lives as a Coach. Is That Enough to Stay in the U.S.?

LOS ANGELES — For the past three years, Henrique “Hicu” Motta, a rowing coach, has created unlikely success stories in a sport long associated with the privileged. He has taken his team of high school girls from working-class families to the national championships and sent several of them to Division I colleges on athletic scholarships. […]

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New U.S. Travel Ban Shuts Door on Africa’s Biggest Economy, Nigeria

The newlyweds had already been apart for half their yearlong marriage. Miriam Nwegbe was in Nigeria. Her husband was in Baltimore, and until she could join him, everything was on hold: finding a home together, trying for their first baby, becoming an American family. Then, on Friday, their lives were thrown into disarray by the […]

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Nigerians in New York Worry Expanded Travel Ban Will Hurt Family Ties

The Trump administration’s expansion of the nation’s contentious travel ban on Friday to include Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, and several other countries deeply rattled immigrants, leaving some Nigerians in New York worried that it would break family ties and have a negative effect on both countries. “Africans have very strong family ties,” said Henry […]

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Trump Moves to Block Visas for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Thursday moved to empower its visa officers to block pregnant women abroad from visiting the United States in an effort to stop “birth tourism” — trips designed to obtain citizenship for their children. The new rule, to take effect on Friday, will give discretion to consular officers abroad to […]

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Iranian Student Blocked From U.S. Despite Court Order, Sparking Outrage

An Iranian student was turned away from Boston’s Logan International Airport on Monday despite a federal court order that he be allowed to remain in the United States, one of a growing number of cases of international students blocked from entering the country amid heightened diplomatic tensions with Iran. Shahab Dehghani, 24, who was planning […]

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