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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

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 reaches congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for FY-2021; applicants to be notified before 31 March
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US reaches congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for FY-2021; applicants to be notified before 31 March

The USCIS, the federal agency which screens and allocates H-1B applications, said it reached the cap and randomly selected among the registrations properly selected.

Massive H-1B visa denial rates for Indian IT companies under Trump administration, says report
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Massive H-1B visa denial rates for Indian IT companies under Trump administration, says report

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

Donald Trump govt puts radical new asylum rule into effect as desperation rises among thousands of migrants waiting on Mexican border
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Donald Trump govt puts radical new asylum rule into effect as desperation rises among thousands of migrants waiting on Mexican border

A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the US as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum

US official Ken Cuccinelli claims Statue of Liberty poem welcoming immigrants applies only to Europeans
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US official Ken Cuccinelli claims Statue of Liberty poem welcoming immigrants applies only to Europeans

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, said the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty, welcoming 'huddled masses' of immigrants to American shores, was referring to receive migrants 'who can stand on their own two feet'

Donald Trump's administration announces new rules that can deny green cards to immigrants on welfare programmes
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Donald Trump's administration announces new rules that can deny green cards to immigrants on welfare programmes

Donald Trump's administration had recently sent back 30,000 Central American immigrants from the US-Mexico border.

US immigration agency which handles family visa, international adoption, planning to close its overseas offices, reveal officials
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US immigration agency which handles family visa, international adoption, planning to close its overseas offices, reveal officials

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Francis Cissna, in an email message to agency employees, announced plans for closure of the international field offices. The plans called for shifting those duties to US-based agency offices and American consulates and embassies abroad.

Proposal to bar H-1B spouses from working in US reaches White House for final decision; move to impact 90,000
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Proposal to bar H-1B spouses from working in US reaches White House for final decision; move to impact 90,000

US lawmakers, including Senator Kamala Harris, and Silicon Valley companies argue that this is not only anti-women, but also prevents talented spouses of H-1B visa holders from working in the United States.

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

US senators seek preservation of employment authorisation for immigrant women holding H-4 visas
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US senators seek preservation of employment authorisation for immigrant women holding H-4 visas

Two powerful Democratic women senators have urged the Trump administration not to go ahead with its decision to revoke the authorisation to immigrants on H-4 visas, a majority of who are Indian-Americans, as doing so would impact about 1,00,000 women.

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

Changes in visa rules to have serious adverse consequences on US economy: Nasscom
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Changes in visa rules to have serious adverse consequences on US economy: Nasscom

Nasscom will work with partners and allies to fully analyze this new policy, monitor its implementation, and advocate for the needed reforms.

US lawmakers, IT industry, Facebook oppose Trump administration's ban on H-4 visas for spouses of H-1B visa holders
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US lawmakers, IT industry, Facebook oppose Trump administration's ban on H-4 visas for spouses of H-1B visa holders

Roughly 80 percent of H-4 visa holders are women, and many had successful jobs and held advanced degrees in their native countries before coming to the US with their H-1B spouses

US govt could terminate work permits for H-1B visa holders' spouses; move to impact over 63,000 Indian families
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US govt could terminate work permits for H-1B visa holders' spouses; move to impact over 63,000 Indian families

The US has reportedly issued employment authorisation documents to more than 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, over 90% of whom are Indians.

H-1B visa policy change won't make much difference to Indian IT firms, says Nasscom
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H-1B visa policy change won't make much difference to Indian IT firms, says Nasscom

The new policy envisages a detailed documentation of a legitimate employer-employee relationship while the latter is working at a third-party worksite.

Save Jobs USA: In conversation with Amit Kohli
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Save Jobs USA: In conversation with Amit Kohli

Amit Kohli, with a couple of friends, has started a social media campaign, SaveH4EAD. He shares, with Firstpost America, his thoughts on what's next on H4 EAD and how the community is preaparing itself for what people fear is to come.

In conversation with Indians of H4 visa community in US
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In conversation with Indians of H4 visa community in US

Dhawal Doshy, Poonam Ghelani, Sumitha Nari, Neha Mahajan, Kalyani Kelkar and Pratik Gupta are all on H4 EAD ( employment authorisation document) in the US. They share, with Firstpost America, deeply personal insights on living and working on an H4 and the unbearable anxiety of constant uncertainty and a state of perennial waiting. This conversation with a microcosm of the larger H1B-H4 community in the US offers us a sample of the fault lines that two completely different visa categories can create in the modern Indian family living out West.

H-1B visa extension: Indian-Americans hail Trump administration's decision, say move could have been hurt American business
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H-1B visa extension: Indian-Americans hail Trump administration's decision, say move could have been hurt American business

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services had said it was not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country.