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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.

Donald Trump planning to introduce pathway for US citizenship to H-1B visa holders working in technology and medicine
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Donald Trump planning to introduce pathway for US citizenship to H-1B visa holders working in technology and medicine

President Donald Trump on Friday said he is planning changes including a possible pathway to US citizenship to foreigners holding H-1B visas, issued temporarily to highly educated immigrants who work in speciality occupations such as technology or medicine.

As US shutdown reaches breaking point, Donald Trump Govt sued by America’s largest labour union over unpaid wages
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As US shutdown reaches breaking point, Donald Trump Govt sued by America’s largest labour union over unpaid wages

The Donald Trump government has been sued by America’s largest labour union representing about 400,000 federal employees seeking damages for being forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown brought on by Donald Trump’s 11th hour tantrum over his $5 billion demand for a border wall, just days before the Christmas holidays in the US.

5 days to go before Democrats call Donald Trump's bluff on US Govt shutdown: Here's how they'll do it
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5 days to go before Democrats call Donald Trump's bluff on US Govt shutdown: Here's how they'll do it

Donald Trump has six more days to spin his border wall story into a spaghetti bowl of falsehoods. Democrat Nancy Pelosi will be House speaker in six days, she has already scolded and shamed Trump - "his wall demand is a manhood thing" - and she has three ways to beat back the US president led government shutdown

‘Whatever it takes, we need a wall’: Why the final Donald Trump crisis of 2018 isn't going away in 2019
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‘Whatever it takes, we need a wall’: Why the final Donald Trump crisis of 2018 isn't going away in 2019

What’s Donald Trump playing at with his $5 billion demand for a wall and shutting down the government - the third in the last 12 months - in Christmas season? For one, this has echoes of what his chief strategist and inscrutable mastermind of the 2016 campaign Steve Bannon told a reporter after Trump pulled off the greatest political upset in American history: "Brother, Hollywood doesn't make movies where the bad guys win" - a riff on Gregory Peck's lines from Twelve O'Clock High.

8-year-old Guatemala boy dies in US immigration custody as Donald Trump continues railing about border wall
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8-year-old Guatemala boy dies in US immigration custody as Donald Trump continues railing about border wall

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.

US envoy to anti-Islamic State coalition Brett McGurk resigns in protest over Donald Trump's Syria withdrawal
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US envoy to anti-Islamic State coalition Brett McGurk resigns in protest over Donald Trump's Syria withdrawal

McGurk, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama in 2015 and retained by Trump, said in his resignation letter that the militants were on the run, but not yet defeated, and that the premature pullout of American forces from Syria would create the conditions that gave rise to Islamic State

Scared and isolated, Donald Trump drags US Govt to shutdown, gambles with jobs of 800,000 employees over demand of $5 bn for border wall
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Scared and isolated, Donald Trump drags US Govt to shutdown, gambles with jobs of 800,000 employees over demand of $5 bn for border wall

More than 400,000 US government employees will go without pay, 380,000 will be put on leave without pay as America hurtles towards a partial government shutdown days before the Christmas holidays and all this is happening over another Donald Trump tantrum. That's the short story of a wild and endless day in Washington DC when many stunned lawmakers who had just gone home for the holidays had to scramble back on flights and trains to the capital city to cast their votes for a downright ridiculous Trump negotiation drama.

'Cannot protect interests without maintaining alliances': Read James Mattis' full resignation letter to President Donald Trump
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'Cannot protect interests without maintaining alliances': Read James Mattis' full resignation letter to President Donald Trump

James Mattis, perhaps the most respected foreign policy official in Trump's administration, will leave by the end of February after two tumultuous years struggling to soften and moderate the US president's abruptly shifting policies.

James Mattis quits, shutdown looms, stocks dive; are the wheels coming off Donald Trump presidency?
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James Mattis quits, shutdown looms, stocks dive; are the wheels coming off Donald Trump presidency?

The wheels are coming off the Donald Trump presidency. In one of the wildest days yet in the Trump era, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis quit exactly 24 hours after Trump's shock withdrawal of US troops from Syria - the final straw for Mattis after a string of run-ins with the US president over many months.

Proposed H1B visa rule will favour US Master's degree applicants: All you need to know from a 139-page DHS document
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Proposed H1B visa rule will favour US Master's degree applicants: All you need to know from a 139-page DHS document

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a 139 page document which sets out its plan to change the H1B visa intake process and recalibrate 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 Master's degree holders filling the first available slots and eventually squeezing the total pool of H1Bs.

US midterm elections 2018: On eve of vote, US warns voters against Russian attempts to spread fake news
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US midterm elections 2018: On eve of vote, US warns voters against Russian attempts to spread fake news

US law enforcement and intelligence agencies warned that Americans should be aware that foreign actors - Russia in particular - continue to try to influence public sentiment and voter perceptions

H-1B visa change by 2019: Trump administration to come out with proposals to revise definition of employment, occupations
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H-1B visa change by 2019: Trump administration to come out with proposals to revise definition of employment, occupations

It will "propose to revise the definition of specialty occupation" to increase focus on obtaining the best and the brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B programme.

Donald Trump plans major changes in H-1B visa, likely to 'revise' definition of employment, speciality occupation
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Donald Trump plans major changes in H-1B visa, likely to 'revise' definition of employment, speciality occupation

The DHS will propose additional requirements designed to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders

Decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders likely within 3 months, Trump administration tells court
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Decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders likely within 3 months, Trump administration tells court

The Donald Trump administration Saturday told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders, who are primarily spouses of H-1B workers, a significant majority of whom are Indian-Americans and women, is expected within the next three months

As US midterm elections near, Donald Trump plays high risk political gamble with hardline trade policy; insists he can save US jobs and factories
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As US midterm elections near, Donald Trump plays high risk political gamble with hardline trade policy; insists he can save US jobs and factories

Trump's apparent belief is that he and congressional Republicans can rely on the unswerving support of core GOP voters — even in rural areas that have been economically hurt by his trade disputes — and maybe succeed in delivering better trade deals before Election Day. Still, as an insurance policy against failure, the administration is providing $12 billion in farm aid to soothe trade-war wounds in rural America.

Donald Trump okays sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections; aides keen to underline that 'it's something he cares deeply about'
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Donald Trump okays sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections; aides keen to underline that 'it's something he cares deeply about'

US president Donald Trump is signing an executive order authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections. Trump has drawn widespread criticism for not taking threats to the U.S. electoral system seriously enough, particularly Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race.

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

Tell-all book 'Fear' sets up Donald Trump-Bob Woodward clash of titans as White House heavyweights scurry for cover
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Tell-all book 'Fear' sets up Donald Trump-Bob Woodward clash of titans as White House heavyweights scurry for cover

It's not clear whether US President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster.

Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'
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Facebook and Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion in US Senate Intelligence Committee hearing; Jack Dorsey says he's scrubbing '200% more accounts'

Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy.