Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Could a Star of REAL HOUSEWIVE"S of New Jersey be deported?

Two stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" have been freed on $500,000 bond each amid fraud charges. Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, appeared in federal court Tuesday morning. The Giudices are charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. They both had to surrender their passports and can't travel outside of New Jersey and New York. The husband could be deported to Italy if convicted because he's not a U.S. citizen. Authorities say the couple submitted fraudulent mortgage and loan applications from 2001 to 2008, including fake tax returns and W-2s. Prosecutors allege Joe Giudice failed to file tax returns for the years 2004 through 2008. The most serious charges the couple face, bank fraud and loan application fraud, carry a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. If convicted, Joe would be considered an "aggravated felon" under immigration laws be subject to mandatory detention ( no bond) and removal. If you ask me, that is better than being on that show which my wife and others cnsider a guilty pleasure. I love when pop culture and immigraiton law mix

Mark Zuckerberg "likes" CIR and "pokes" Congress to do pass comprehensive immigration reform as it effects high tech workers too

"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supported immigration refporm Monday night when he joined publicly with tech leaders, civil rights activists and undocumented immigrants to call for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration policies - an issue he said touches not just Silicon Valley but "the whole country." "This is something that we believe is really important for the future of our country - and for us to do what's right," the social media innovator told a crowd of several hundred at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. H-1b visas are used to bring high tech workers and those with BA degrees r higher to the United States to work. The current law limits to 65,000 the number of foreign nationals who may be issued a visa or otherwise provided H-1B status each fiscal year (FY). Laws exempt up to 20,000 foreign nationals holding a master’s or higher degree from U.S. universities from the cap on H-1B visas. In addition, excluded from the ceiling are all H-1B non-immigrants who work at (but not necessarily for) universities, non-profit research facilities associated with universities or government research facilities