DHS Describes Plan to Cut H-1B Outsourcing, Raise Graduates’ Salaries

Donald Trump’s deputies are planning to shrink the H-1B program, likely raising salaries for a broad swath of young Americans who have earned degrees in medicine, business, and technology, according to a document from the Department of Homeland Security.

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Erdogan on U.S. Visa Freeze: ‘We Do Not Need You’

American and Turkish diplomats scramble to restore non-immigrant visa services in both nations, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken an aggressive approach. He asserted Thursday that Turkey is “not a tribal state” and told the United States, “We do not need you.”

A woman shows her passport and that of her son to reporters as she leaves an immigration office in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012. The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will no longer require islanders to apply for an exit visa, eliminating a much-loathed bureaucratic procedure that has …

Obama Admin Hit Record Rejection Rate for Cuban Visa Requests in 2016

The U.S. State Department rejected four of every five requests from Cuban nationals for a tourism or business visa in the 2016 fiscal year, a year in which incidents of violent communist oppression skyrocketed following President Barack Obama’s friendly visit to dictator Raúl Castro in March.

People demonstrate against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on October 26, 2016. Opponents of Maduro rallied in the streets as the leftist leader convened a crisis security meeting resisting their efforts to drive him from power. Thousands of opposition supporters began to gather at seven points …

Venezuelans Lead U.S. Asylum Requests

Venezuelans fleeing their country’s crashing, socialist economy are leading in requests to come to the U.S. as asylum seekers, according to new data.


Report: ’72 Terrorists Came From Countries Covered by Trump Vetting Order’

“A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks,” according to a report issued by the Center for Immigration Studies on Saturday.

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CounterJihad: Hillary Rubber-Stamped Visas for Record Number of Saudi Visitors

Despite evidence Saudi Arabian terrorists exploit the U.S. visa program, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doubled the number of visas for Saudi visitors to the U.S., while helping cut a deal with the Kingdom to waive security procedures for Saudi nationals upon their arrival in the U.S, CounterJihad has learned.


Obama Admin Has Not Denied Visas to Countries that Refuse to Take Back Their Nationals

While tens of thousands of deportable aliens have been released into the United States because the aliens’ home countries declined to take them back, the Obama Administration has not withheld visas from a single country for refusing to repatriate its citizens, government officials testified Thursday before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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Canada: ‘A Launching Point for Illegal Entry Into U.S.A.’

On December 1 of this year, the Canadian government will lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors. Immigration experts are concerned that “Canada will now become even more of a launching point for illegal entry into the United States.”


DHS Plans to Increase Scrutiny of Social Media Posts by Visa Applicants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to increase scrutiny of social-media posts by visa applicants before certain individuals are permitted to enter the United States, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has learned from a person familiar with the plan.