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US Embassy in Delhi organises Student Visa Day
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
The US Embassy in Delhi and its four consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai played host to more than 4,000 Indian students seeking visas to study in the US.
US demands social media details from visa applicants
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years` worth of email addresses and phone numbers.
US government misled Indian students by setting up fake university: Indian American attorney
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
California-based immigration attorney Anu Peshawaria said that the undercover operation has devastating consequences for hundred of Indian students.
H-1B visa: US think-tank seeks greater employment rights for those working under this programme
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
The report comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America and an easy pathway to citizenship.
Another US H1B visa shock for Indian workers coming! Trump admin to effect major changes
Thu, Oct 18, 2018
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January, 2019.
US to start deporting Indians with visa problems from Monday?
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), tasked with granting visa or its extension to non-immigrants, said Wednesday they will start taking an incremental approach to implement the new rule from October 1. Under the new rule, they will issue notices to appear (NTA) to people whose applications regarding visa extension or changes in status have been denied.
H-4 visa news: Trump to kill Obama-era rules, affect over 1 lakh Indians; Details here
Sat, Sep 22, 2018
H-4 visas are issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the holders of H-1B visa, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.
H-1B visa: Unrealistic to expect softening of US stance, says Ganesh Natarajan
Fri, Sep 07, 2018
Today, there are three challenges facing the industry. The first is the inexorable shift to digital, leading to a completely different way global clients of the industry will deploy processes and technology to engage with customers and supply chain partners.
US visa: Trump admin misses deadline for second time on H4 notification
Tue, Jul 03, 2018
At the end of the month of June, the DHS did not give any explanation for not issuing the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which would have formally kicked off the process to terminate the Obama-era decision to provide work authorisation to spouses of H-1B visa holders. "I have no updates to provide at this time," a DHS official told PTI, noting that he cannot speculate on when a decision would be made.
US visa interviews: Don't come with prepared answers, US Embassy advises Indian student aspirants
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
According to a statement issued by the US Embassy, the visa interview itself takes less than five minutes and on average applicants spend less than 45 minutes in the US missions in India. Stating that there are 4,600 accredited universities in the US, Elizabeth Lawrence, Fraud Prevention Manager at the US Embassy, cautioned that using counterfeit documents might make one permanently ineligible for visa applications.
Automation, US visa issues impact Indian IT jobs for the first time in H1 FY18
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
This is the first time it has fallen to record low employment levels since the IT industry had put India on the global map for software services.
Entry-level programmers now not eligible under new H-1B guidelines
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
It said that an entry level computer programmer position would not generally qualify as a position in a “specialty occupation”
US H-1B policy memorandum likely to have little impact on members: Nasscom
Tue, Apr 04, 2017
The US government had issued a policy memorandum on March 31, which India's IT industry body Nasscom has said that it will little impact on its members applying for visas for higher level professionals this year.
Our IT cos not stealing US jobs, but creating them: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Responding to a query on cyber security, Prasad said the government is concerned about it and is doing its bit to deal with the threat.
Immigration raids fulfil campaign promise: Trump
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
"The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!" EFE news quoted the President as saying in his Twitter post.
No link between immigration, increased crime in US: study
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
"The results show that immigration does not increase assaults and, in fact, robberies, burglaries, larceny, and murder are lower in places where immigration levels are higher," said Adelman
Trump mulls issuing new executive order on immigration
Sat, Feb 11, 2017
"We will win that battle. The unfortunate part is that it takes time statutorily, but we will win that battle. We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order," Trump told the media Friday aboard Air Force One.
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet industry on impact of US visa regime change
Mon, Feb 06, 2017
The Indian Commerce Ministry will soon hold a meeting with industry on dealing with the possible fallout of the changes in American H-1B visas regime for skilled workers, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
After immigration ban, Trump is evaluating Iran nuclear pact
Mon, Feb 06, 2017
"Well, we`re evaluating that as we speak," Pence told ABC News in a Sunday interview in response to a question about whether the Trump administration would continue to be bound by the 2015 pact.
Blame court system if something happens: Trump on ban suspension
Mon, Feb 06, 2017
"Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!" Trump posted on his official Twitter account on Sunday.