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Bill introduced for grant of automatic right to H4 visa holders to work in US
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Bill introduced for grant of automatic right to H4 visa holders to work in US

The two lawmakers introduced the legislation saying it is aimed at addressing the labour shortage in the country affecting American businesses and helping immigrant families thrive together.

United States reaches 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2022, says USCIS
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United States reaches 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2022, says USCIS

The H-1B visa programme is the most sought-after work visa among foreign professionals, including Indians.

US lawmakers seek redressal to green card backlog, removal of arbitrary cap on quota
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US lawmakers seek redressal to green card backlog, removal of arbitrary cap on quota

Failure to solve this longstanding problem “would tantamount to staging an economic recovery with one hand tied behind our back,” the letter addressed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi said

US immigration agency allows some H-1B visa seekers to submit applications again
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US immigration agency allows some H-1B visa seekers to submit applications again

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

Joe Biden keen to fix US' 'broken immigration system', says White House
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Joe Biden keen to fix US' 'broken immigration system', says White House

In February, the administration introduced a law proposing granting of citizenship to 11 million undocumented workers, and work authorisation for dependents of H-1B foreign workers

Joe Biden administration to reconsider objections to Trump-era H-1B visa norms
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Joe Biden administration to reconsider objections to Trump-era H-1B visa norms

The move is expected to come to the rescue of Indian IT professionals who were having a tough time due to various policies and memorandums on non-immigrant work visas

Joe Biden plans to increase H-1B visa limit and remove country quota for green cards
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Joe Biden plans to increase H-1B visa limit and remove country quota for green cards

According to his campaign's policy document, Biden is expected to reverse the move of the outgoing Trump administration to revoke work permits to the spouses of H-1B visa holders

Donald Trump administration proposes to scrap computerised lottery system to select H-1B visas
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Donald Trump administration proposes to scrap computerised lottery system to select H-1B visas

US govt is planning to replace the lottery system with a wage-level-based selection process which is expected to counter the downward pressure on the wages of US workers

Donald Trump administration imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers, narrows ‘specialty occupation’ definition
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Donald Trump administration imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers, narrows ‘specialty occupation’ definition

The new rules will allow enforcement of compliance through worksite inspections and monitor compliance before, during and after an H1-B visa is approved

In a big jolt to Indian IT workers, Donald Trump signs order against hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts
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In a big jolt to Indian IT workers, Donald Trump signs order against hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts

The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations

Donald Trump government scraps 6 July policy to strip international students of US visas
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Donald Trump government scraps 6 July policy to strip international students of US visas

The policy about foreign students was one of a number of measures Trump has taken to advance his agenda on immigration, using the coronavirus pandemic and the need to protect the country from health threats as justification

New US rules for international students: The failed promise of visas, mobility and university education
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New US rules for international students: The failed promise of visas, mobility and university education

Despite this being an election year, the 'core' liberal ideas of American constitutional democracy have lost the discursive and mobilisational power they once commanded

H-1B visa suspension: Remote working during COVID-19 lockdown insulates India's IT sector; Indian talent will be in demand, say experts
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H-1B visa suspension: Remote working during COVID-19 lockdown insulates India's IT sector; Indian talent will be in demand, say experts

Analysts and sector specialists said that the latest move by the Trump government is not expected to have much impact on the Indian tech sector which has a significant presence 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
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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
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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

US to temporarily ban work-based visas like H-1B as unemployment levels peak: Report
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US to temporarily ban work-based visas like H-1B as unemployment levels peak: Report

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.

US eases immigration norms in view of COVID-19: H-1B holders, Green Card applicants get 60-day grace period to submit documents
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US eases immigration norms in view of COVID-19: H-1B holders, Green Card applicants get 60-day grace period to submit documents

The relaxations in the US immigration policy come in view of the coronavirus outbreak, which first surfaced in China''s Wuhan city in December, 2019. So far, the virus has claimed over 65,000 lives in the US and over 235,000 lives globally.

Trump temporarily suspends immigration into US for 60 days to protect American workers
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Trump temporarily suspends immigration into US for 60 days to protect American workers

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
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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.

Coronavirus Outbreak: US allows H-1B visa extension, relief for stranded Indian professionals
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Coronavirus Outbreak: US allows H-1B visa extension, relief for stranded Indian professionals

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