Jaya Padmanabhan

EB-5 visas: More skin in the game?

The EB-5 program has been extended through Sept. 30, 2017, in the…

San Francisco, what do we do about the Davis-Oliver Act?

With the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of House of Representatives Bill 2431…

Border patrol agents aren’t all cruel and heartless

‘Look, I told [my mother], I spent four years in college studying…

How the barbed wire fences of Japanese internment camps were snipped

In “Storied Lives,” Gary Y. Okihiro’s book on Japanese-American students and World…

What ‘60 Minutes’ didn’t say about H-1B visas

CBS’s “60 Minutes” program recently did a segment on how IT jobs…

What’s quality got to do with it? On tech shortage, H-1Bs and Stephen Curry

"What you have to realize is that all talent isn’t created equal.…

Is there really a tech worker shortage?

Here’s what we know about H-1B visas: The tech industry postulates a…

H-1B visa: A policy of constrainment

Many immigrants have a story behind their longing for America, and most…

H-1B visa: Gateway to outsource San Francisco jobs

In my last column, I wrote about the H-1B visa system and…

Keep jobs in America by increasing the H-1B quota

One of the most arresting stories I’ve read about H-1B woes is…

Silently marching in place

I experienced “Hidden Figures.” I watched the movie at a theater where…

Five verbs to get us through 2017

I’m not a big believer in resolutions. Mostly, they’ve been a January…

What a Pew poll says about our views on undocumented immigrants

A Pew Research Center national poll, conducted in August 2016 among 2,010…

The cost of Deferred Action and cost of ending Deferred Action

Diana Wong, a 27-year-old San Francisco resident, came to America with her…

Modeled on Japanese internment, Muslim registry opens old wounds

Recently, I read Bay Area-born writer Julie Otsuko’s exquisitely framed novel, “The…

Stories of Refugees, Part IV: Out of Syria

Mohanad Hussein, his young wife, Hadeel, and their toddler Nusreen arrived in…

Stories of Refugees, Part III: Out of Syria

‘My mother is a very good cook,” 18-year-old Basima said, her smile…

Stories of Refugees, Part II: Out of Burma

The Burma-Karen conflict, one of the longest running civil wars in the…

Stories of Refugees, Part I: Out of Iraq

In the next few fortnights, this column will focus on stories of…

Green card holders: Become citizens and vote

The Portsmouth Square Club House, near Chinatown, was packed with Chinese immigrants…