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.
Indian IT professionals, most of whom are highly skilled and come to the US mainly on the H-1B work visas, are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system.
Federal judge James E. Boasberg put a halt to the State Department practice of not issuing visas to travellers from other countries when travel bans are in place.
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.
The US has issued employment authorisation documents to more than 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, over 90 percent of whom are Indians, a report said today.The US has issued employment authorisati
The new H-1B policy memorandum is part of the effort by the Trump Administration to protect the wages and working conditions of both American and non-immigrant workers and prevent any fraud.
Some US lawmakers and advocacy groups have criticised the Trump administration's reported plan to curb H-1B visa extensions.
The book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" written by Michael Wolff, claims that the ultimate goal of Trump was never to win.
Ro Khanna represents the Silicon Valley where a large number of Indians and other immigrants work.
The premium processing of H-1B visas, which are popular among Indian IT professionals has been suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas.
The former US Assistant Secretary of State is calling for a rational discourse on the topic that could affect the lives of thousands of Indians.
Trump is expected to sign a new executive order aimed at strangulating work-visa programmes, including the H1B and L1 visas used by Indian IT professionals.