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Month: November 2015

The O Visa Wouldn’t Be So Popular If the H-1Bs Didn’t Always Run Out!

The O Visa Wouldn’t Be So Popular If the H-1Bs Didn’t Always Run Out!

As explained in a recent Daily Journal article titled “Demand for extraordinary worker visas grows,” by Steven Crighton, a temporary (nonimmigrant) visa that’s sort of a pain to get–and not even profitable for lawyers to help with, in most cases–has been zooming upward in popularity recently. It’s the O-1 visa, meant for outstanding workers who have a job offer in the U.S. to do specialized work in the sciences, arts, athletics, education, or business. It’s not the sort of work visa you might choose…

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O’Malley Wants Fact-Checking? How About Language Checking?

O’Malley Wants Fact-Checking? How About Language Checking?

In the Saturday, November 15 CBS Democratic debate, presidential candidate Martin O’Malley responded to a question about U.S. border security as follows: The truth of the matter is, net immigration from Mexico last year was zero. Fact check me. Go ahead. Check it out. Several news outlets and fact-checking organizations took him up on the challenge. But they mostly failed to pick up on a critical distinction, which actually determines whether he’s right or wrong (a distinction that probably worries every Mexican-American…

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