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Travel ban takes its toll on small businesses

by Nina Roberts Apr 12, 2019
Businesses are struggling with hiring, access to capital and family separation.
Shahab Mothena, co-owner of Amir Deli in Brooklyn, is waiting for his Yemeni wife, currently living in Egypt, to be issued a visa. 
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H-2B visas need fixing, employers and immigration attorneys say

by Andy Uhler Jan 18, 2019
You’ve probably heard of H-1B visas. Those are the ones lots of tech firms use to bring in highly skilled workers from countries like India. Lesser-known but still vital to the economy are visas like the H-2A. Those are temporary, seasonal…
Government shutdown 2019

The business that's not happening, thanks to the shutdown

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Renata Sago, Marielle Segarra, Andy Uhler, and Tracey Samuelson Jan 9, 2019
From mergers and food regulation to taxes and immigration, daily commerce is in limbo.
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The Trump administration may restrict visas for certain Chinese students in STEM fields

by Kimberly Adams May 30, 2018
Reports say grad students may be issued visas good for just a year at a time, rather than the multi-year type that are common now.

What it actually takes to bring a relative to the U.S.

by Reema Khrais Mar 5, 2018
When a U.S. citizen sponsors a relative to come to the country, it can take a few months or as long as 25 years.
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President Donald Trump is considering eliminating diversity lottery visas. What would be the economic impact?

by Reema Khrais Nov 22, 2017
Today is the last day for people around the world to apply to what’s known as the diversity lottery program. That’s the program that gives U.S. visas to people from countries with low rates of immigration. The recent round of…

H2-B visa demand is leaving some businesses understaffed for summer

by Reema Khrais May 10, 2017
Unemployment is at its lowest rate in roughly a decade. For lots of businesses, that means summer help is going to be harder to find — and more expensive. That’s especially true for smaller resort businesses that rely on temporary…

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What are EB-5 visas, and why were they used by Kushner’s family to court Chinese investors?

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 8, 2017
The family of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner was in the news over the weekend. The reports said Kushner’s sister was in China drumming up investment for a Kushner family project in New Jersey. Chinese investors were apparently told they could…
Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

Video: At the center of everything

by Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood May 8, 2017
Our weekly editorial meeting to find out what's on your minds.
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Blog: Here’s what we know about ‘extreme vetting’

by Jana Kasperkevic Apr 5, 2017
The president has talked a lot about making it harder for people to obtain visas. But what exactly does that look like?
Triple the number of applicants applied for the H1-B visa program last year. Chances of getting your application picked were only about one in three.
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