Posted on July 10th, 2012
A Chicago-based advocate group claims that major IT companies are posting job advertisements that specifically target individuals on student visas or college graduates in the Optional Practice Training (OPT) program, a practice it says is discrimination.
Members of the advocate group say that hundreds of job postings on Dice, a large tech job board, specify a preference for individuals with visas or in the OPT program. The program allows graduates to work in the U.S. for up to 29 months and does not have the same wage requirements H-1B employers have.
Dice has responded to the accusations and says it will actively search the site to remove all postings that suggest even the slightest hint of discrimination.
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Posted on July 3rd, 2012
Last month, Homeland Security announced that, effective immediately, individuals under the age of 30 who were brought to the United States as children may be eligible to be exempt from removal proceedings.
Undocumented immigrants must have verifiable documents proving:
- They came to the U.S. before the age of 16;
- They have lived in the U.S. for five continuous years prior to June 15, 2012 and were in the U.S. on that date;
- They are in school, high school graduates, have a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans from the U.S. Armed Forces or Coast Guard;
- They are not convicted felons, do not have multiple misdemeanor offenses, do not have a significant offense, or are not considered a threat to public and national security;
- They are younger than 30 years-old.
If you need help proving your eligibility for deferred action, contact the deferred action attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 949-540-6704.