• Tech worker visas face uncertain future under Donald Trump

    Tech worker visas face uncertain future under Donald Trump

    The main U.S. visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program.

    H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has lobbied to expand the program, may now have to fight a rear-guard action to protect it, immigration attorneys and lobbyists said.

    Trump sent mixed signals on the campaign trail, sometimes criticizing the visas […]

  • Alleged s*x scandal: US embassy mum on Reps’ cancelled visas

    Alleged s*x scandal: US embassy mum on Reps’ cancelled visas

    According to reports, the United States government has declined to comment on the clearance given to three members of the House of Representatives it accused of sexual misconduct during an official trip to Cleveland, Ohio, for the International Visitors Leadership Programme.

    The House cleared Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue), Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom) and Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi) of wrongdoing on Tuesday, following a report by the Joint Committee of Foreign Relations and Ethics and Privileges that investigated the claim.

    The exoneration […]

  • Malaysia won’t host 2017 FIFA Congress due to problem over visas

    Malaysia won’t host 2017 FIFA Congress due to problem over visas

    Malaysia have been denied hosting rights for the 67th FIFA Congress in 2017 after the FA of Malaysia (FAM) failed to guarantee visas for all its delegates at the Congress.

    The decision to withdraw Malaysia as hosts is understood to have been communicated to FAM last week. The withdrawal is a setback for FAM, who had started preparations to host one of the key events on the world football calendar.

    Among the important topics scheduled to be discussed at the Congress is the […]

  • Shocking! US cancels visas of Nigerian lawmakers who patronized prostitutes

    Shocking! US cancels visas of Nigerian lawmakers who patronized prostitutes

    The US embassy has reportedly cancelled the visas of three members of the House of Representatives to the country.

    The affected were accused of attempted rape and soliciting for sex from prostitutes while on a trip to the United States.

    The three representatives were among 10 lawmakers invited by the US government for the programme held between April 7 and 13, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

    The legislators, according to report, include: Mohammed Garba Gololo (APC, Bauchi), Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom) and Mark […]