While immigration reform appears to have stalled in the nation’s capital, employers throughout the nation are in need of workers. In the past we have written about that need as it pertains to technical workers. That is not the only field of work however in which employers are seeking employees.
There are multiple ways in which someone might obtain a visa to enter the United States. While the first way that likely comes to mind for many in South Florida has to do with family connections, those in business may have another option. Individuals who have money to invest in certain types of businesses enterprises occurring in the U.S. may be able to secure an EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa.
It’s been hard to avoid news coverage of the recent typhoon in the Philippines that led to many deaths and left a large number of residents homeless. To say that residents of that nation are in need of aid to cover just the basics is an understatement. While the suffering those living there are experiencing is devastating, some Filipinos either living in, or seeking to live in, the United States, may have concerns about how the natural disaster has impacted their immigration status as well. Recently the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a statement regarding the way in which it is responding to the natural disaster.
While the matter of immigration reform remains unresolved in our nation’s capital, businesses in the field of technology have continued to voice support for an overhaul that would make it easier for high tech workers from other countries to move to the United States to work. Many of these businesses see foreign workers as imperative to the growth of their business. Earlier this month, some high tech workers joined others in what was called the Americas Datafest . The 48 hour hackathon involved not only individuals from 20 U.S. cities, including Miami, but techies, activists and journalists in some Latin American cities as well.
Technological advancements have made the completion of a variety of tasks easier for individuals throughout South Florida and the entire world. These advancements have impacted businesses as well as individuals. Perhaps the most widespread example of this is the prevalence of smartphones upon which a variety of apps may be run. As it turns out, some of those apps may be useful in keeping some young undocumented immigrants in the United States.