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US H1B visa programme to be paused after job loss amidst layoffs?US H1B visa programme to be paused after job loss amidst layoffs?
Wed, Apr 01, 2020
"We have written a letter asking that the H-1B & H-2B visa programme be suspended for this year due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus. Letters have been sent to the office of the President, to his Chief of Staff, & to all members of congress," the organisation said.
Budget 2019 Expectations: India an IT superpower? Steps that FM Nirmala Sitharaman can take to ensure that
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Budget 2019: Indian IT industry reached glorious heights by addressing outsourcing demands for conventional IT roles like testing, software services or support, server monitoring etc.
Relief for Indian techies! H-1B visa issue: No US plan to cap the programme
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
The US State Department has denied reports that it is planning to cap H-1B visa to citizens of countries that force foreign companies to store data locally.
US mulling 15% cap on H-1B visa for Indians
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
India is in talks with the United States on H-1B work visas but has not heard anything official from Washington on capping such permits for Indians, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.
H-1B visa seeker? This US plan may dampen your wish
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
In what may further widen the two nations' row over tariffs and trade, the United States has reportedly told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for countries that force foreign companies to store data locally.
US H-1B visa: Bad news for Indian techies, Donald Trump wants to dump 'outsourcing'
Fri, Nov 09, 2018
The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing US H-1B visa provisions for it to play a better role in attracting highly skilled foreign workers as opposed to the what it has now evolved into an "outsourcing" role, the White House said Thursday.
Three-fourths of US H1B visa holders in 2018 are Indians: Report
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there were as many as 419,637 foreign nationals working in the US on H-1B visas as on October 5. Of these, 309,986 are Indians, the USCIS said in its report 'H-1B petitions by gender and country of birth fiscal year 2018'.
Proposed changes to US H-1B visas to add costs for IT cos: Nasscom
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
"Narrowing the definition of a 'specialty occupation,' the definition of the 'employer-employee relationship,' and adding additional requirements to regulate wages, will only add costs to a system that is working well for global IT services companies. These companies play a critical role helping the US economy meet its digital technology needs in a highly competitive, and increasingly tech-driven global economy," it added.
Indians account for over 74 pct of H-1B visas: USCIS
Tue, May 08, 2018
In 2016 technology professionals from India accounted for 74.2 per cent of the total number of H-1B visas issued by the US and the next year the figure increased to 75.6 per cent, a government report said here today. However there has been a drop in the number of new H-1B beneficiaries from India, the official report has said.
USCIS sends warning to foreign workers over H1B visas; check what it is about
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
H-1B petitioners who submit multiple cap-subject petitions on behalf of the same beneficiary undermine the integrity of the lottery process, it added. The federal agency issued policy guidance related to H-1B petitions, clarifying how the term "related entities" applied to the bar on multiple H-1B filings.
New H-1B policy memorandum issued to protect workers: USCIS
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers
Bill introduced in US Senate seeks to increase annual H-1B visas
Fri, Jan 26, 2018
The bill uncaps the existing exemption (currently 20,000) for holders of US master's degrees or higher from the annual numerical limitation on H-1B visas for individuals who are being sponsored for or who will be sponsored for a green card.
Tech industry urges Trump admin to keep work permits for H-1B spouses
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers. This work visa is highly popular among Indian IT professionals.
Indian techies get relief as US says no change in H-1B visa rule
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
Trump administration says it is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country
Bill on H-1B visa gives sleepless nights to Indian techies in US
Wed, Jan 03, 2018
The bill, which is aligned to Trump's “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, proposes to prevent misuse of H-1B visa. “Buy American, Hire American” vision that was promised by the President during his 2016 campaign, aims to protect local jobs for the Americans.
H1B workers may work for more than one employer: USCIS
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Tighter H-1B visa verification process, recommends US Department of Homeland Security
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
"The agency lacks performance measures to show how site visits contribute to improving the H-1B Program," the Inspector General said.
Why Indian IT firms may see a silver lining in US' merit-based RAISE Act
Fri, Aug 04, 2017
The new merit-based immigration policy will favour those individuals who can speak English and have high educational qualifications.
Modi in US: Dialogue over terror, H1B Visa top priority in Modi-Trump meet
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
PM Narendra Modi is in Washington to meet US President Donald Trump. Talks over NSG membership, H1B Visa, defense support and other aspects is anticipated. Watch video to know more. About Zee Business --------------------------
H1-B Visa: Can PM Modi change President Trump's mind?
Sat, Jun 24, 2017