Immigration issues can take some strange twists and turns in Virginia. With a long gap between applying for legal status and actually getting it, many individuals are turning to doing what they did in their home countries. One such case concerning employment immigration issues came up recently when a Chesterfield County man admitted to practicing dentistry out of his home without a license and was fined $5000.
It seems that the employment immigration issues are focused in California or Arizona -- states that border Mexico -- but those same issues also affect immigrants residing in Virginia as well. There is an influx of highly skilled foreign workers, partially due to the creation of the H-1B program implemented by Congress in 1990. This allowed employment immigration to increase, which has caused a ruckus among some American workers.
Employment immigration is a hot topic in Virginia and across the country. Proponents argue that foreign workers fill jobs that Americans don't want. They also say that the type of work they perform as farm laborers and similar positions help the economy grow by creating other jobs for truckers, distribution centers and retail venders. Opponents argue the foreign workers are simply taking jobs from Americans at a time when Americans need all the help they can get.
It will likely come as no surprise to many Virginia residents that legislators in Washington, DC haven't exactly been running at full throttle when it comes to taking measures that will improve our nation's immigration system. A coalition of different organizations that include the American Council on International Personnel, Immigration Works and U.S.