May 16, 2011
25,500: Number of E-2 visas issued to investors and family members in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010. 13.4%: Decline in the number of E-2 visas issued over the five-year period that ended in fiscal 2010. 8,578: Number of E-2 visas issued to Japanese nationals in fiscal 2010, the largest number that went to any of the 80 countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for E-2 visas. Source: U.S. State Department
April 1, 2009 |
As U.S. employers start applying today for visas for foreign workers, the hiring of talent from other countries is facing heightened scrutiny and the threat of greater restrictions as domestic unemployment soars. In recent years, the annual competition for 85,000 temporary work visas awarded to foreign computer technicians, engineers, university educators and other highly skilled professionals has drawn twice as many applications as spots available.
October 10, 2010
A visa beef? The line starts here There is a very simple solution to the "Visa Vexation" issue [On the Spot by Catharine Hamm, Oct. 3]: Don't visit Brazil. If you are on a cruise line that has a port of call there, book another cruise. Do not plan to go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil either. Maybe with the loss of hundreds of thousands in tourist dollars, they will figure it out. Scott Snyder Mission Viejo I found Hamm's response to the reader who complained about needing a visa for Brazil somewhat lacking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2009 |
When Jorge Garcia delivered a pizza in Van Nuys in September 2003, he was forced at knifepoint to enter the apartment. Garcia said two men choked him until he passed out. When he awoke, his neck and wrist had been sliced and his stomach burned with an iron. The men told Garcia they had a gun and threatened to kill him. Then the assailants picked him up, threw him in the trunk of his car and dumped the vehicle. Bleeding and in pain, Garcia escaped and sought help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1998
"U.S. Considers Visa Grants for Skilled Workers" (July 25) takes me back to the '60s, when the farmers were looking for help to pick their crops. Now, we seem to be at the other end of the spectrum: high tech. High tech degrees from our universities in the electronics field apparently are not as important anymore. It seems that business degrees (especially MBAs), law degrees and medical fields have taken over. This has happened as U.S. manufacturing has gone to other countries, thereby moving our work force to service-oriented businesses.
September 13, 2009 |
The de facto ruler of Honduras said Saturday that Washington had pulled his U.S. visas as punishment for failing to reinstate President Manuel Zelaya, ousted more than two months ago. Roberto Micheletti, acting as president since the June 28 coup, said on a radio program that the visas of his foreign minister, Carlos Lopez, and 14 Supreme Court justices were also revoked. Micheletti said he accepted the U.S. decision but would remain firm in refusing to allow Zelaya to return to power.