Jolt for Trump administration as federal judge strikes down rules to curtail visas granted to skilled foreign workers
The US issues up to 85,000 H-1B visas each year. The new rules included imposing salary requirements on companies employing skilled overseas workers and limits on specialty occupations
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
Trump has asserted throughout his presidential campaign that as the US president he will ensure job security and safety for American citizens first
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
US judge blocks Donald Trump’s rule mandating health insurance for granting visas to immigrants; petitioners claim ban will block two-thirds of all legal migration
A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas
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.
US State Department adopts policy requiring nearly all visa applicants to list social media identifiers
The State Department adopted a new policy on Saturday under which most visa applicants, including temporary visitors, will be required to list their social media identifiers.
US ambassador urges China to hold talks with Dalai Lama, criticises Beijing's interference in Tibetan Buddhists’ religious freedom
China should hold talks with Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Chinese officials during a trip to the Himalayan region where he criticised Beijing for interfering in religious freedom
Donald Trump to propose merit-based immigration system, may make it 2020 election issue in case of opposition from Democrats
Trump is all set to announce a new proposal to overhaul the country's immigration policy that would give preference to foreigners based on merit rather than the existing system that gives preference to family ties
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise
Govt knowingly misled Indian students detained in US by setting up fake university, says Indian-American attorney
Flooded with phone calls from panic-stricken students, an eminent Indian-American attorney on Tuesday alleged that the US Department of Homeland Security had knowingly allowed the "fake university" to be set up and misled students sitting hundreds of miles away in another country.
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
Migrant wives: The harsh reality of Indian H4 visa holders, who must remain dependent on spouses or live illegally
Many H4 visa holders are women who are forced to remain in unhappy or abusive marriages because their visa does not allow them to work and live in the US
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not taken up with President Donald Trump the issue of H1B visa restrictions imposed by the US
O visa is given to foreign workers having extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics or motion picture and television productions.
The White House has said that there were no specific plans to raise the contentious H-1B visa issue during the Modi-Trump meet
Around 4,000 Indian students appeared for interviews to secure the American visa to pursue higher education in the US, brushing aside fears of hate crimes.
The United States issued about 50 percent fewer visitor visas in April to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a <em>Reuters </em>analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday.
India is home to Oracle's second largest workforce of developers and engineers and accounts for its largest research and development investment outside the US.
Nearly 86 percent of the H-1B visas issued for workers in the computer space go to Indians and this figure is now sure to be scaled down to about 60 percent or even less, the paper said.