The decision, made on the heels of 3-Nov presidential polls, is likely to impact several Indian companies, which send their technology professionals on B-1 visas for a short stay to complete jobs on-site in the US
H-1B visas suspended: Donald Trump signs proclamation halting entry of workers on work visas, asks officials to move towards merit-based immigration
Moving to a merit-based immigration system, the White House said in a statement soon after Donald Trump issued a proclamation to temporarily suspend H-1B and other work visas till the end of the year. The Trump Administration will reform the immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, it said.
H-1B visa holders do not adversely affect US workers; presence of foreign workforce boost employment: Report
The H-1B visa-holders, a majority of them Indian IT professionals, do not adversely affect Americans, according to new research, which also suggests that the presence of foreign workforce having such visas boost employment among other workers in an occupation
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers from countries like India and China in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
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.
In a big relief for thousands of stranded Indian professionals in America due to the coronavirus pandemic, the US government has decided to accept their H-1B visa applications for an extended stay in the country
H-1B work visa application fee increased by $10; US says hike to supplement new e-registration system
The federal agency is slated to implement the registration process for the fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap selection process, pending completed testing of the system.
As a result of the more restrictive Trump Administration policies, denial rates for H-1B petitions have increased significantly from just six percent in 2015 to 24 percent in the third quarter of the current fiscal, a study carried out by an American think-tank has showed
Four Indian-American executives arrested in US on charge of H-1B visa fraud; accused released on $250,000 bonds
Four Indian-American executives from two IT staffing companies have been arrested on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa programme to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors, the US Justice Department has said.
Plan to revoke H-4 visas, granted to spouses of H-1B holders, yet to take final shape; rule-making process not complete yet
The decision of the US administration under Donald Trump to rescind work authorisation for H-4 visa holders is not final yet.
As H1B crackdown by Donald Trump Govt widens, skilled immigrants are pursuing their American dream 'elsewhere'
Immigrants with specialized skills, especially those applying for the popular H1B program, are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradiction to President Donald Trump's promise of a continued pathway to the U.S. for the most talented foreigners.
H1B spouses' H4 work permits are being walked off the cliff in the Donald Trump era and anxiety is peaking: All you need to know
The Donald Trump government’s process of slow-walking the H4 visa work permit off the cliff is on its last mile and anxiety is peaking across the community of H1B spouses in the United States.
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.
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.
H1B and H4 visa feature in Donald Trump admin's Fall 2018 regulatory agenda as US midterm elections loom: All you need to know
Reports today of the Donald Trump administration planning to “revise the definition of specialty occupations under H1B visas” is better understood a notice of intent to put an official stamp on what is already par for the course in the H1B ecosystem in the United States.
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
The DHS will propose additional requirements designed to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders
Donald Trump administration reconfirms intent to revoke employment permits for spouses of H1B visa holders
The move will have a major impact on Indian women as they are the major beneficiary of the Obama-era rule
'No big changes' in H-1B visa, says US Deputy Chief of Mission Carlson amid plan to overhaul the immigration system
There have been "no big changes" in the H-1B programme and "nothing new" on the H-4 visa policy, the US said on Wednesday, amid the Trump administration's plan to overhaul the immigration system.