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Could a Visa Auction Fix Immigration?

"The plan would go like this: Companies that want to hire immigrants would bid for a number of visas made available by Congress. They could trade or resell the permits. Immigrants could move between companies as needed. This plan -- which would be rolled out in phases, starting with a pilot...

$2.3M Back Wages to be Paid to H-2A Workers, Plus $500K Civil Money Penalty

" Yerington, Nev.-based onion grower Peri & Sons has agreed to pay a record total of $2,338,700 in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil money penalty of $500,000, for violations under the H-2A program. U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge Steven Berlin in San Francisco...

Facts Are Facts: Immigration Boosts the Economy, and the Border is Secure. Next?

"Giovanni Peri, an Italian-born economist at UC Davis, is quickly becoming one of the most important voices in America's immigration debate. Featured in the Wall Street Journal last week and cited often by the New York Times and others, Peri's work sheds light on the positive effects immigrant...

Closing Economic Windows: How H-1B Visa Denials Cost U.S.-Born Tech Workers Jobs and Wages During the Great Recession

"The results of our analysis are clear. Cities whose employers faced large numbers of denials in the H-1B visa lotteries experienced considerably less job creation and wage growth for American-born computer workers in the two years that followed. Denying H-1B visas didn’t help the economies...

Record $2.8M Settlement Reached in Nevada H-2A Lawsuit: Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc.

Law360, Dec. 16, 2015 - "A Nevada federal judge signed off Tuesday on a $2.8 million settlement between an onion farm and H-2A visa workers who claimed they had been shorted on pay and weren’t reimbursed for travel and immigration-related expenses."