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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

US proposes not to issue temporary business visas for H-1B specialty occupations
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US proposes not to issue temporary business visas for H-1B specialty occupations

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

Donald Trump administration relaxes rules for H-1B visa holders, allows them to return to pre-ban jobs
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Donald Trump administration relaxes rules for H-1B visa holders, allows them to return to pre-ban jobs

This is the first relaxation of rules since Trump signed a proclamation on 22 June suspending the entry of non-immigrant visa categories like the H-1B and L1 visas till the end of the year

Will revoke H-1B visa suspension if elected, says Joe Biden, terms Trump's immigration policies 'inhumane'
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Will revoke H-1B visa suspension if elected, says Joe Biden, terms Trump's immigration policies 'inhumane'

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations

Infosys to pay California $800,000 to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers, tax fraud
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Infosys to pay California $800,000 to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers, tax fraud

Indian IT major Infosys has agreed to pay $800,000 (nearly Rs 5.6 crore) to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers and tax fraud, officials said on Tuesday

Four Indian-American executives arrested in US on charge of H-1B visa fraud; accused released on $250,000 bonds
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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.

S Jaishankar meets Mike Pompeo, discusses India's energy interests, global terrorism with US Secretary of State
India

S Jaishankar meets Mike Pompeo, discusses India's energy interests, global terrorism with US Secretary of State

Arriving late on Tuesday for a two-day visit, Pompeo's visit marked the third visit of a US Secretary of State to India during the Trump administration. After his India visit from 25-27 June, Pompeo will travel to Japan to attend the G-20 Summit with Trump.

India, US natural allies, will extend cooperation in Indo-Pacific region, says Washington as Mike Pompeo visits New Delhi
India

India, US natural allies, will extend cooperation in Indo-Pacific region, says Washington as Mike Pompeo visits New Delhi

The United States and India are moving quickly to achieve their shared vision for a free, open, and rules-based Indo-Pacific region by expanding cooperation in areas such as energy, aviation, and space, it added.

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.

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

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

Indians accounted for over 74% of H-1B visas in 2016 and 2017, reveals USCIS report
India

Indians accounted for over 74% of H-1B visas in 2016 and 2017, reveals USCIS report

Technology professionals from India accounted for 74.2 percent of the total number of H-1B visas issued by the US in 2016 and the next year the figure rose to 75.6 percent, a government report said

H-1B visa rules tightened: America First policy will boost chances of green card holding Indian professionals
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H-1B visa rules tightened: America First policy will boost chances of green card holding Indian professionals

This will impact Indian software companies that have a large number of Indian professionals working in the US

Tougher H-1B visa verification process likely with stricter site visits 'to prevent fraud'
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Tougher H-1B visa verification process likely with stricter site visits 'to prevent fraud'

USCIS to identify data and assessments obtained through site visit programs post adjudication and implement measures to systematically share this information with external stakeholders as appropriate.

US resumes premium processing of H-1B work visas after 5 months of suspension
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US resumes premium processing of H-1B work visas after 5 months of suspension

Premium processing has also been resumed for the annual 20,000 additional petitions that are set aside to hire workers with a US higher educational degree

Amid hugs and handshakes, 'true friends' Narendra Modi and Donald Trump fail to discuss H-1B visa issue
India

Amid hugs and handshakes, 'true friends' Narendra Modi and Donald Trump fail to discuss H-1B visa issue

The H-1B visa issue that was looming on the Indo-US relationship in the run up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden meeting with President Donald Trump did not figure in the talks between the two leaders.

H-1B visas: Bill seeking exemption for foreign-born PhD students re-introduced in Congress
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H-1B visas: Bill seeking exemption for foreign-born PhD students re-introduced in Congress

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

Nasscom steps up US lobbying on immigration, visa issues
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Nasscom steps up US lobbying on immigration, visa issues

An analysis of the lobbying disclosure reports filed for Nasscom shows that the Indian software industry body paid $440,000 to the two registered lobbying firms in 2016.

H-1B visa: Data shows US companies bigger beneficiaries than Indian IT firms
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H-1B visa: Data shows US companies bigger beneficiaries than Indian IT firms

As per the data, of the 30 firms that received H1-B visas, 19 firms were headquartered in the US, with nine in India and two in France