H-1B visa

Trump administration proposes to scrap computerised lottery system to select H-1B visas

Stakeholders have 30 days to respond to the notification, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Wednesday, less than a week before the US presidential election.

published on : 29th October 2020

Worry for Indian professionals as US proposes not to issue business visas for H-1B speciality occupations

Under the Department's guidance, visas could be issued for multiple architects planning temporary work in the United States, in certain situations

published on : 22nd October 2020

US announces USD 150 million for H-1B workforce training programme

The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

published on : 25th September 2020

US court turns down challenge to Trump's temporary ban on H-1B visa

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

published on : 18th September 2020

Trump's latest ban on H-1B visa ban hires likely to thwart IT firms' outsourcing plans

Trump said that the new executive order will focus on saving jobs for Americans and prevent outsourcing of work to foreign countries in the pursuit of cheap labour.

published on : 4th August 2020

After student visa, now US faces legal heat over H-1B as 174 Indian nationals sue Trump admin

A US court has issued summonses on Wednesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F Wolf, along with Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia.

published on : 16th July 2020

Infosys bests peers posting 12% rise in profits, expects minimal impact from H-1B visa ban

Infosys' Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao said that 99% of Infy's employees are still working from home and in a post-COVID setup, the company will follow a hybrid model.

published on : 15th July 2020

Temporary suspension of foreign work visas threatens scholarly engagement: Harvard

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 : 26th June 2020

India concedes H1B visa suspension will affect professionals, to assess loss

The MEA spokesperson said that high-skilled Indian professionals bring important skill sets, bridge technological gaps and impart a competitive edge to the US economy. 

published on : 26th June 2020

US Congressmen urge Donald Trump to revoke temporary suspension of H-1B visas

The move would free up 525,000 jobs, making a dent in the high unemployment rate caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the official added.

published on : 23rd June 2020

US President Trump freezes H-1B visas; nearly 85,000 applicants to be hit

Trump has also sought to 'reform' the current immigration system to prioritise the employment of local Americans as well as make it more 'merit-based'.

published on : 23rd June 2020

Donald Trump to announce new visa restrictions in coming days

Major American companies, particularly in the tech sector, have urged Trump to refrain from blocking the flow of foreign workers into the United States, saying it would hurt the economy.

published on : 21st June 2020

Vande Bharat Mission: Indians on H-1B with US-born kids feel being left out, plead for help

The Vande Bharat mission, launched last month, is the Indian government's largest-ever exercise to repatriate its nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.

published on : 5th June 2020

Trump administration urges US court not to block work permits to spouses of H-1B visa-holders

An H-4 visa is issued by the USCIS to the immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the H-1B visa-holders, most of whom are Indian IT professionals.

published on : 7th May 2020

Congress asks PM Modi if he would raise H-1B visa, restoration of GSP issues with Donald Trump

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked why Prime Minister Modi is silent about 'India First' as President Trump talked of 'America First'.

published on : 23rd February 2020
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