Comment: Celebrate All Workers
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in 1882 to pay tribute to American workers. Having just celebrated Labor Day weekend, let's remember to recognize and pay tribute to all workers in the US - both native-born and immigrant, documented and undocumented - who work hard every day to contribute to our great country.
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PART I. MAJOR CONSULAR POSTS
Chapter 1: Argentina
Buenos Aires, (Consulate) By Christi Hufford
Chapter 2: Armenia
Yerevan, (U.S. Embassy) By Alice Yardum-Hunter
Chapter 3: Australia
Sydney, (Consulate) By Noah Klug
Chapter 4: Brazil
Sao Paulo, (Consulate) By Kristina Rost
Chapter 5: Canada
Toronto, (Consulate) By Dharamchand "Randy" Depoo
Chapter 6: China
Beijing, (U.S. Embassy) By Frederick W. Hong
Guangzhou, (Consulate) By Jakob Lipman and Adam Lee
Shanghai, (Consulate) By Christy Nguyen
Chapter 7: Colombia
Bogota, (Consulate) By Luis A. Pinilla
Chapter 8: France
Paris, (U.S. Embassy) By Curtis Pierce
Chapter 9: Germany
Frankfurt, (U.S. Consulate) By Steven A. Culbreath
Munich, (U.S. Consulate) By Magdale Labbe Henke
Chapter 10: Haiti
Port au Prince (Consulate) By Jose E. Latour
Chapter 11: India
Chennai, (Consulate) By Vic Goel
Kolkata, (Consulate) By Poorvi Chothani
Mumbai, (Consulate) By Priscilla Jones
New Delhi, (U.S. Embassy) By Poorvi Chothani
Chapter 12: Jamaica
Kingston, (Consulate) By Claire D. Nilson
Chapter 13: Nigeria
Lagos, (US Consulate) By C. Valerie Ibe
Chapter 14: Philippines
Manila, (U.S. Embassy) By Emmanuel S. Tipon
Chapter 15: Taiwan
Taipei, (Consulate) By Lesa M. Lawrence and Jessica L.
Chapter 16: Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain, (US Embassy) By Claire D. Nilson
Chapter 17: United Kingdom
London, (U.S. Embassy) By Edward S. Gudeon
Chapter 18: Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, (Consulate) By Marc Ellis
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS
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Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and
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Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task
Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits
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