The legislation eliminates the seven percent cap for employment-based immigrant visas, a provision that will facilitate the removal of the massive backlog of Indian IT professionals in the US
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to suspend certain types of immigration into the US for 60 days to protect the jobs of Americans laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country's economy
Donald Trump signs Executive Order 'temporarily suspending immigration into US'; says move was necessary to help protect American jobs
President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive order 'temporarily suspending immigration into the United States.' But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of immigrants.
Indians will have to wait for decades for Green Card; backlog for permanent residency expected to double by 2030
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 which imposes a seven percent per country quota on allotment of the Green Card
Firstpost Explains: How Indians will benefit from US legislation to lift country-specific caps on green cards
Much to the delight of Indian professionals, US lawmakers on 10 July passed a bill to lift the current seven per cent country- cap for the issue of green cards.
US Congress to vote today on bill to remove 7% country-cap on green card; move likely to benefit H1-B visa holders
The US Library of Congress Tuesday said the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, also known as HR 1044, is the most viewed bill in the week beginning 7 July.
The immigration reform proposals significantly increase the quota for skilled workers from the existing nearly 12 percent to 57 percent.
The employment-based fifth preference category (EB-5) visa is meant for high networth individuals (HNIs) to earn the Green Card which offers permanent residency in the US for themselves and their immediate family through a one-time minimum investment of $00,000 into a new business that creates 10 or more jobs for the Americans.
H1B workers 'stuck' in decades long wait for Green Cards rally in New Jersey as immigration enters frontline of US politics
'High skilled' workers from Asian nations with pre-vetted applications who are “stuck” in a decades long wait for permanent residency (PR) in the United States rallied in New Jersey’s Trenton area, adding their voices to advocacy efforts that have gained velocity in the last 12 months.
Relief for spouses of H-1B visa holders: US delays decision on work authorisation for H-4 visa programme
The Trump administration has delayed its decision on termination of work authorisation for spouses of the H-1B visa holders, in a big relief to a significantly large number of Indian workers and their families
Relationship between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India is "strengthening further" and a major step in that direction is the relaxation of visa rules by the Gulf country for Indian nationals.
A bill has been re-introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks exemption for foreign-born persons with an American PhD from the limits on the number of employment-based green cards and H-1B visas awarded
To provide solution for securing and accelerating border crossings.