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US says has received sufficient H-1B visas in just five days to meet 65,000 cap for FY 2020
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US says has received sufficient H-1B visas in just five days to meet 65,000 cap for FY 2020

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

Donald Trump Govt unveils new H-1B visa lottery rules effective 1 April; advanced degree holders top priority for US
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Donald Trump Govt unveils new H-1B visa lottery rules effective 1 April; advanced degree holders top priority for US

It's official. The Donald Trump administration, via the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced new rules favoring advanced US advanced degree holders filing H1B visas that go into effect 1 April and will be published in the US federal register Thursday. The revised scenario beginning this Spring recalibrates the educational qualification requirements of who (all) can be counted towards the regular, yearly stream of 65,000 visas in a move that will filter out more bachelor’s degree holders from the H1B program, raise the probability of more US Master's degree holders filling the first wave of total available slots which analysts sat will eventually squeeze incoming batches of H1B workers.

Infosys' focus is on digital, automation, improving cost services with AI, says CEO Salil Parekh
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Infosys' focus is on digital, automation, improving cost services with AI, says CEO Salil Parekh

Infosys is also focusing on localisation and wants to build digital centres in different parts of the world

US unemployment rate is at lowest level since 1969 when it reached 3.5 percent; 'prosperity is new normal' claims White House
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US unemployment rate is at lowest level since 1969 when it reached 3.5 percent; 'prosperity is new normal' claims White House

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September — the lowest level since December 1969 — while hiring slowed.

Despatches from an H1B wasteland amid India-US 2+2 talks: How a non-immigrant work permit has occupied frontlines of US politics
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Despatches from an H1B wasteland amid India-US 2+2 talks: How a non-immigrant work permit has occupied frontlines of US politics

Behind the present day backlash on H-1B visas are cold, hard numbers that say the H-1B cost advantage has vanished, especially if you add the cost of nuisance value which comes bundled with the H-1B process

US midterm elections 2018: Top data cruncher bullish on Democrats' edge, gives party 3 in 4 chance of taking House majority
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US midterm elections 2018: Top data cruncher bullish on Democrats' edge, gives party 3 in 4 chance of taking House majority

America’s best known data cruncher on elections Nate Silver is bullish on Democrats winning the House at the midterm elections 2018. FiveThirtyEight is giving Democrats a 3 in 4 chance of winning enough seats for a majority and it comes with a big caveat: “Relatively small shifts could allow Republicans to keep control of the House, or could turn a blue wave into a tsunami.”

US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump predicts hardline immigration agenda will power Republicans to victory; says America will see a 'red wave'
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US midterm elections 2018: Donald Trump predicts hardline immigration agenda will power Republicans to victory; says America will see a 'red wave'

US president Donald Trump sharply accused congressional Democrats of allowing open borders and crime to fester, using a White House event on Monday to stoke a fall campaign fight over immigration and the U.S. southern border.

In US midterm season, Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti considers 2020 bid; fears Democrats bringing 'nail clippers to a gunfight'
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In US midterm season, Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti considers 2020 bid; fears Democrats bringing 'nail clippers to a gunfight'

An attorney who has bedeviled US President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies made a presidential pitch of his own to Democratic voters in New Hampshire on Sunday.

US midterm election 2018: Donald Trump acolyte Steve Bannon warns Republicans they will 'get smoked' if they lean on traditional playbook
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US midterm election 2018: Donald Trump acolyte Steve Bannon warns Republicans they will 'get smoked' if they lean on traditional playbook

During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the election were held today, thereby ceding their majority to Democrats he's convinced will pursue impeachment.

Donald Trump embraces racially tinged rhetoric in midterm election season, hoping for strong conservative turnout
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Donald Trump embraces racially tinged rhetoric in midterm election season, hoping for strong conservative turnout

Democrats are pinning their hopes of flipping control of Congress on mobilizing liberals and minorities, particularly black voters. And Republicans' best chance of holding off a Democratic wave is strong turnout among the conservative white voters who helped sweep Trump into office and often cheer his willingness to dive into hot-button issues with racial overtones.

In US midterm election season, Donald Trump economic fiction on 'record' GDP and jobs cites figures that don't exist
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In US midterm election season, Donald Trump economic fiction on 'record' GDP and jobs cites figures that don't exist

US President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. He cites the highest-ever gross domestic product for the US that's not there and predicts a spectacular 5 percent annual growth rate in the current quarter that hardly any economist sees.

H1B spouses' work permits: USCIS chief Francis Cissna speaks up on H4 EAD in letter to US lawmakers; tough road ahead
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H1B spouses' work permits: USCIS chief Francis Cissna speaks up on H4 EAD in letter to US lawmakers; tough road ahead

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services chief Francis Cissna has responded to a letter from 15 influential US Congress lawmakers who requested the Trump administration to "reconsider" its plan to revoke work permits for spouses of H1B workers in America, suggesting that the writing is on the wall and that the public can comment during the typical 60 day notice period before any new rule becomes cast in stone.

H-1B visa: US lacks skilled talent, can't afford en masse deportation of Indian IT employees, says Mohandas Pai
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H-1B visa: US lacks skilled talent, can't afford en masse deportation of Indian IT employees, says Mohandas Pai

The proposed changes in H-1B visas would have a dramatic effect, particularly on India considering more than half of all H-1B visas have been awarded to Indian nationals

Disruptive moves on H-1B visa detrimental for India, United States, says Nasscom
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Disruptive moves on H-1B visa detrimental for India, United States, says Nasscom

Estimates show that such a move could lead to deportation of over one million H-1B visa holders in the US -- many of them Indians -- who are waiting for their green cards

Donald Trump's 'Buy American-Hire American' pledge unnerves Indian IT
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Donald Trump's 'Buy American-Hire American' pledge unnerves Indian IT

Trump's hardline stance on protectionism and anti-immigration is no surprise to the Indian industry.