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Florida man pleads guilty to temporary work visa fraud

GULFPORT — A 41-year-old Florida businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit visa fraud by obtaining fraudulent temporary work visas for workers from the Philippines for Mississippi jobs. The Sun Herald reports Michael V. Lombardi, of West Palm Beach, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing Aug. 6. Lombardi is owner of U.S. ...

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State Department changing student-exchange program after investigation

JACKSON — The State Department is making major changes to its premier student-exchange program following an investigation by The Associated Press that found widespread abuses. The agency announced new rules today for the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program, which brings more than 100,000 foreign college students to the Unites States each year. The AP investigation found some participants working ...

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Cochran cosponsoring resolution of disapproval over proposed H-2B changes

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will support legislation to stop the implementation of new federal regulations governing a temporary foreign worker visa program, saying the regulatory changes are flawed and detrimental to seasonal industries like shrimping on the Gulf Coast. Cochran announced that he would cosponsor a joint resolution of disapproval challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed ...

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