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H-4s Data Shows, Mirror-Like, Strong Biases for H-1B Males and Indians

The government and H-1B employers have long hid the problem of gender bias by simply not releasing any data on the subject. Gender data on the H-1B filings are expected to be released this spring, but in the meantime new data on the spouses of many of the most senior H-1Bs shows that the spouses are 93.3 percent female, suggesting that their spouses, the H-1B workers, must be about 93.3 percent male.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Talks Immigration in San Diego

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray spoke at the "First Annual Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-Mexico Relations" hosted last week by the Center for U.S. and Mexico Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Among other topics, Minister Videgaray addressed immigration issues pertaining to the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Topics: Mexico

Fiery BIA Concurrence Helps to Explain Court Backlogs

On March 14, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a precedential decision in Matter of Rosas, a case involving drug trafficking. While the decision itself is somewhat insightful, a concurrence, from Board Member Blair T. O'Connor, puts the onerous task facing the immigration courts in interpreting the immigration laws of the United States into their proper context.
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