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What will the future hold for international student enrollment in the U.S.?

In recent years, quite a few students from other countries have come to the U.S. to study. Last year, there were over a million international students here in America. But, might international student enrollment trends soon be changing? The initial findings from a recent survey raise some questions on this front.

The survey polled 250 schools in the U.S. about international student applications. A fair number of the surveyed institutions said that they are seeing a decrease in such applications. Specifically, almost 40 percent of the schools reported this. This exceeded the percentage of institutions that reported seeing an increase in such applications (35 percent).

That blow to the head might mean more than you think

Did you suffer a blow to the head at work? Don't take it lightly. The severity of a traumatic head injury could take days to materialize, and by then, you could suffer serious repercussions. Even a mild concussion could require you to take time off work and limit your activities, at least temporarily.

Abrasive blasting and hearing loss risk

Hearing loss is among the many types of harms a worker could be exposed to in the workplace. The implications of workplace hearing loss on a worker’s life can be considerable. So, when a worker’s hearing is harmed on-the-job, they can be facing all kinds of challenges.

Given the many challenges they can be dealing with, a victim of workplace hearing injuries may hope that the legal matters related to their injuries, such as workers’ comp matters, will go relatively smoothly. However, workers’ comp claims are complex things and various possible snags can come up as a person endeavors to get the compensation they deserve. So, there is the possibility for things to get very complicated very fast. Skilled workers’ comp lawyers can help injured California workers navigate the complexities of workers ‘comp claims and fight for their overall goals when it comes to such claims.

DACA and immigrant mental health

What options an undocumented immigrant here in California has depends on many things. One is whether they qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This program came into force in 2012. It makes certain protections and options (such as work permits and deferrals of deportation proceedings) available to young undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria. DACA recipients are sometimes called “Dreamers.”

A recent study indicates that, in addition to providing protections to some younger immigrants, the DACA program may have also had positive mental health impacts for such individuals.

Study: Latino immigrants have a high workplace injury rate

California’s workforce includes many immigrants. While suffering an injury at work can be a worrisome experience for anyone, it could trigger some special worries and concerns for immigrant workers. In such a situation, it can be very important for an immigrant, whether they are here in the U.S under a legal status or are undocumented, to have a firm understanding of what their rights are and what kind of compensation they can pursue. Skilled workers’ comp attorneys can give immigrants here in California guidance on workplace injury matters.

Immigrants can end up facing some significant workplace injury risks on the job. A recent study indicates that Latino immigrant workers have a particularly high likelihood of work injuries.

Preparing to apply for an EB-5 green card

Individuals from foreign countries who are investing here in the U.S. can have a wide range of immigration goals. Some might have a goal of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Under current U.S. law, there is a green card route for investors. This route is the EB-5 program.

Now, the process of applying for an EB-5 green card has many complex aspects. The EB-5 program has various rules regarding what an investor has to do to qualify for permanent resident status under it. This includes rules on how much money they need to invest. What the specific eligibility requirements would be for an investor depends on the particulars of the investment they are making, such as whether it will be in a targeted employment area and whether it will be part of a regional center investment. Our page on EB-5 visas goes over some of the different investment routes under the EB-5 program and how eligibility requirements vary among these routes.

Workplace lead exposure in California

Various different jobs can involve working around lead. One hopes that, in workplaces where lead can be present, employers take proper steps to keep their employees from suffering lead exposure. One example of such exposure is inhaling lead dust.

Cognitive difficulties, heart disease, kidney problems and reproductive issues are some examples of the serious health harms workers can suffer from workplace lead exposure. And even low levels of exposure can be dangerous, particularly when a person is exposed over an extended period of time.

The lasting trauma of a workplace brain injury

One of the most difficult things you may do in your life is to watch your spouse recover from a brain injury suffered on the job. Doctors may be telling you that this once thriving and productive person may now struggle completing the most basic tasks.

Traders from foreign countries and E-1 visa eligibility rules

Sometimes, individuals involved in international trade desire to come to the U.S. to further their trade-related aims. How immigration matters related to getting admittance to the U.S. for this purpose go could have major implications, including business and financial implications, for such traders.

One immigration route some traders may be able to pursue for getting permission to come to the U.S. for trade-related purposes is the E-1 visa program.

Burial expenses and California workers’ comp death benefits

A family can face many expenses in relation to the death of a loved one. This includes burial costs. Such expenses can be significant.

Now, when a family has had a loved one prematurely taken from them because of a workplace accident here in California, they may qualify for death benefits under the state’s workers’ comp laws. Here in California, do such benefits include the coverage of burial costs?

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