H-1B Visa

Trump-era policy denying certain immigrant visa applications reversed

In 2018, The Trump administration gave its immigration officials more power to reject H-1B visa applications outright.

published on : 11th June 2021

Hyderabad-based tech firm Cloudgen admits to H-1B visa fraud

 Cloudgen LLC, a Hyderabad-based tech firm which also has its office in Houston, US, has admitted to committing a major H-1B visa fraud by cheating several Indian techies.

published on : 4th June 2021

H-1B filing increases as Trump-era rules lapse against non-immigrant workers

The U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS ) said in a statement that it has received more electronic H-1B cap registrations than available H-1B numbers.

published on : 3rd April 2021

Explained: Biden admin lets Trump era H-1B visa bans expire, what it means for Indian workforce

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

published on : 1st April 2021

Confident that Indian professionals will continue to be welcomed in US: Envoy

Combining India’s talent and strengths with the US capital and expertise in digital and IT space presents an ideal pathway for both the economies, Taranjt Singh Sandhu said.

published on : 5th February 2021

US to modify H-1B visa selection process, to give priority to wages, skill level

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

published on : 8th January 2021

US Senate passes bill eliminating per-country cap for employment immigrant visas 

The legislation eliminates the seven per cent cap for employment-based immigrant visas, a provision that will facilitate removal of the massive backlog of Indian IT professionals in the US.

published on : 3rd December 2020

H-1B visa approvals for Indian IT companies drop by 43 per cent between 2015-17: Report

The top seven Indian-based companies received only 8,468 approved H-1B petitions for initial employment in FY 2017, a decline of 43 per cent for these companies since FY 2015.

published on : 25th April 2018

US lawmakers and IT industry against ending work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

Influential lawmakers and representative of the American IT industry, including Facebook, have opposed the Trump administration's proposed plan to withdraw work permits to H-4 visa holders.

published on : 25th April 2018

Donald Trump administration plans to end work permits for H-1B visa spouses

The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a top federal agency official has told lawmakers.

published on : 24th April 2018

H-1B visa application process to begin from Monday; to face unprecedented scrutiny

Chatter at various social media platforms and groups indicate that immigration attorneys this time expect a much high rate of rejection.

published on : 1st April 2018

Donald Trump admintration urged to keep work permits for H-1B spouses 

Six Democratic lawmakers from the Silicon Valley have urged the Trump administration to retain Obama-era rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work legally in the US.

published on : 16th March 2018

New US H-1B norms won't make much difference: Nasscom

The new policy envisages a detailed documentation of a legitimate employer-employee relationship while the latter is working at a third-party worksite.

published on : 23rd February 2018

Bill introduced in US Senate seeks to increase annual H-1B visas

The legislation is supported by top American IT companies, including Microsoft and Facebook, and top trade bodies, including US Chambers of Commerce and Information Technology Industry Council.

published on : 26th January 2018

H-1B visa puts American workers at risk: Republican Senator

The H-1B work visa, which is highly popular among Indian technology professionals, puts American workers at risk, a top Republican Senator has alleged.

published on : 17th January 2018
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