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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

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

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.

US takes H1-B visa registration process online for 2021 cap season; applications open 1 April, 2020
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US takes H1-B visa registration process online for 2021 cap season; applications open 1 April, 2020

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

H-1B work visa application fee increased by $10; US says hike to supplement new e-registration system
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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.

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

Plan to revoke H-4 visas, granted to spouses of H-1B holders, yet to take final shape; rule-making process not complete yet
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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.

Donald Trump adminstration's decision to rescind work permit for H-4 visas yet to take final shape
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Donald Trump adminstration's decision to rescind work permit for H-4 visas yet to take final shape

H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.

US says has received sufficient H-1B visas in just five days to meet 65,000 cap for FY 2020
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US says has received sufficient H-1B visas in just five days to meet 65,000 cap for FY 2020

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

US to accept H-1B applications for next fiscal from 1 April; to launch new data hub for high transparency of work visa
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US to accept H-1B applications for next fiscal from 1 April; to launch new data hub for high transparency of work visa

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

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.

Democrats grill US Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, say 'verbal gymnastics' won't change scars of family separation at border
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Democrats grill US Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, say 'verbal gymnastics' won't change scars of family separation at border

US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted Wednesday the crisis at the southern border is not manufactured, as she faced questions from Democrats for the first time since they took control of the House.

As H1B crackdown by Donald Trump Govt widens, skilled immigrants are pursuing their American dream 'elsewhere'
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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
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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.

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 Govt unveils new H-1B visa lottery rules effective 1 April; advanced degree holders top priority for US
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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.

Donald Trump talks up new H1B rules, claims coming changes will bring 'simplicity' for foreign workers in US
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Donald Trump talks up new H1B rules, claims coming changes will bring 'simplicity' for foreign workers in US

US president Donald Trump on Friday promised changes in the way the U.S. handles temporary visas that allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S.

US briefly shuts San Ysidro border as migrants try to cross over from Mexico; tear gas used to disperse crowd
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US briefly shuts San Ysidro border as migrants try to cross over from Mexico; tear gas used to disperse crowd

US officials briefly closed a border crossing in southern California on Sunday after hundreds of migrants, part of the "caravan" condemned by President Donald Trump, tried to breach a fence from the Mexican city of Tijuana, authorities announced.

US judge temporarily blocks Donald Trump order denying asylum to people who enter country illegally from Mexico
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US judge temporarily blocks Donald Trump order denying asylum to people who enter country illegally from Mexico

US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the asylum rules. Tigar’s order takes effect immediately, applies nationwide, and lasts until at least 19 December when the judge scheduled a hearing to consider a more long-lasting injunction. Representatives for the US Department of Justice could not immediately be reached for comment.

Donald Trump, angry and nervous after midterm jolt, mulls wide-ranging White House shake-up
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Donald Trump, angry and nervous after midterm jolt, mulls wide-ranging White House shake-up

US President Donald Trump, said to be furious over midterm election results and nervous about the Mueller probe, is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying.