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The H1B visa allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.(HT file photo)

Indian IT company Cloudgen admits to major H-1B visa fraud

PTI | , Houston
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Cloudgen took a percentage of the worker’s salary as their fees, earning approximately $493,516.28 in profits during the course of the conspiracy.
In the fiscal year ending September 2020, more than 3.19 lakh H1-B visas were issued to those born in India.(AFP / Representational picture)
In the fiscal year ending September 2020, more than 3.19 lakh H1-B visas were issued to those born in India.(AFP / Representational picture)

USCIS should approve H-1B visas for 6 years: Cato Institute's David Bier

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 06:49 PM IST
  • Even though the US law envisions employment for at least six years, the department of labor and the USCIS regulations limit labor condition applications and petition approvals to no more than 3 years.
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said that the company is proud to support the immigrants working in the US.(AP File Photo)
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said that the company is proud to support the immigrants working in the US.(AP File Photo)

Google leads 30 companies to preserve work permit for H-1B spouses

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 07:55 PM IST
  • Save Jobs USA, a group of IT workers who claim they lost jobs to H-1B workers, filed a lawsuit in 2015 to end the issuing of the H-4 Employment Authorisation Document.
The USCIS said that the update in its policy has been made in accordance with US President Joe Biden’s executive order.(Represenational Image)
The USCIS said that the update in its policy has been made in accordance with US President Joe Biden’s executive order.(Represenational Image)

US agency revokes Trump-era memo for smoother H-1B visa extension

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 04:34 PM IST
  • In 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services rescinded the 2004 guidance, treating each visa extension request as a new application.
On January 7, the USCIS announced to do away with the traditional lottery system in deciding the successful applicants for the H-1B visas.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
On January 7, the USCIS announced to do away with the traditional lottery system in deciding the successful applicants for the H-1B visas.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US labour dept seeks public input on determining H-1B wage levels

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
H-1B visa allows US employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in speciality occupations.(HT file photo)
H-1B visa allows US employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in speciality occupations.(HT file photo)

Foreign workers impacted by Trump travel ban can reapply for H-1B visa

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 03:56 PM IST
  • The US Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced the completion of the H-1B cap lottery process for the fiscal year 2022.
H-1B visa, B-1 and B-2 visas, and F-1 visa are some prominent non-immigrant visas.(AFP Representational picture)
H-1B visa, B-1 and B-2 visas, and F-1 visa are some prominent non-immigrant visas.(AFP Representational picture)

Indians get less wage premium in US than English-speaking immigrants: Study

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 12:01 AM IST
  • According to the study, American companies hire foreign students due to skills shortage and not because they are a source of cheap labour.
More than 70% of the 85,000 visas granted annually under the programme go to Indians hired from India or from those enrolled in US colleges.(Representational image)
More than 70% of the 85,000 visas granted annually under the programme go to Indians hired from India or from those enrolled in US colleges.(Representational image)

Under Biden, Trump-era H-1B ban set to expire

By Yashwant Raj, Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 01:19 AM IST
The ban was imposed on June 22 last year as part of an expanded and extended suspension of immigrant and non-immigrant visas to protect American jobs for Americans after millions were laid off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
At least 90 days window will be available to file the H-1B cap-subject petition.(AFP / Representational Image)
At least 90 days window will be available to file the H-1B cap-subject petition.(AFP / Representational Image)

US announces completion of H-1B cap lottery process for FY 2022. What’s next?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 03:34 PM IST
  • The online accounts of H-1B registrants will now show one of the four statuses - ‘Submitted’, ‘Selected’, ‘Denied’, and ‘Invalidated-Failed Payment’.
A significantly large number of spouses of foreign workers in the US on H-1B and L1 visas are technology professionals from India.(HT file photo)
A significantly large number of spouses of foreign workers in the US on H-1B and L1 visas are technology professionals from India.(HT file photo)

Lawsuit filed against delay in processing of EADs for H-1B spouses and L1 visas

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 03:44 PM IST
AILA's director of Federal Litigation said that in 2019, the Trump administration implemented a new biometric requirement for H-4 and L-2 and other dependents seeking to extend their stay in the US.
The USCIS on Friday announced "it may reopen and/or reconsider adverse decisions" on Form I-129.(AP)
The USCIS on Friday announced "it may reopen and/or reconsider adverse decisions" on Form I-129.(AP)

Biden admin to reconsider objections to H-1B visas during Trump regime

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 02:40 PM IST
The move is expected to come to the rescue of a large number of Indian IT professionals who were having a tough time during the previous Trump administration.
The final rule will be effective 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register. The next H-1B visa filing season is slated to start on April 1.(HT file photo)
The final rule will be effective 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register. The next H-1B visa filing season is slated to start on April 1.(HT file photo)

US issues notification to further delay mandatory minimum pay for H-1B visa

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 02:17 PM IST
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
USCIS said the sending of non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts has been completed.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
USCIS said the sending of non-selection notifications to registrants’ online accounts has been completed.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

What type of petitions USCIS still accepting after reaching H-1B visa cap?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 07:41 PM IST
US citizenship and immigration services will continue to accept and process petitions that are exempt from the fiscal year 2021 cap.
On January 7, the USCIS announced to do away with the traditional lottery system in deciding the successful applicants for the H-1B visas.(HT file photo)
On January 7, the USCIS announced to do away with the traditional lottery system in deciding the successful applicants for the H-1B visas.(HT file photo)

US reaches 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2021

PTI | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Petitions filed for current H-1B workers who have been counted previously against the cap, and who still retain their cap number, are exempt from the FY 2021 H-1B cap.
The Biden proposal seeks to sidestep a conflict with organized labour by leaving the annual H-1B quota untouched.(AP)
The Biden proposal seeks to sidestep a conflict with organized labour by leaving the annual H-1B quota untouched.(AP)

Biden seeks more foreign workers while skirting H-1B visa uproar

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 02:29 PM IST
US President Joe Biden’s proposal could benefit Indian IT professionals who sometimes wait for decades to gain permanent US residence.
The USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon March 25.(Reuters)
The USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon March 25.(Reuters)

H-1B visa registration for 2022 to begin on March 9, lottery results on March 31

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 09:50 PM IST
The notification by the USCIS came a day after the Biden administration announced that it will continue with the traditional lottery system.
A US appellate had earlier noted that denial of H1-B nonimmigrant visa petition was arbitrary and capricious.(HT file photo)
A US appellate had earlier noted that denial of H1-B nonimmigrant visa petition was arbitrary and capricious.(HT file photo)

USCIS rescinds guidance memo used to deny H-1B visas to computer programmers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The federal agency has directed its officers to not apply the earlier memo to any pending or new requests for H-1B classification.
The delay is supposed to provide more time for the USCIS to train its staff and give stakeholders time to adjust to the new rule.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The delay is supposed to provide more time for the USCIS to train its staff and give stakeholders time to adjust to the new rule.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US delays H-1B selection final rule, lottery system to apply for upcoming season

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:06 PM IST
The implementation of H-1B selection final rule will mark a change from the allocation based on the existing lottery system to a wage system.
Biden administration has withdrawn Trump's order which was a part of his larger plan to reform the legal immigration sysstem to ensure Americans had the first shot at American jobs and not foreigners, under his overarching “Buy American, Hire American” policy.(Bloomberg)
Biden administration has withdrawn Trump's order which was a part of his larger plan to reform the legal immigration sysstem to ensure Americans had the first shot at American jobs and not foreigners, under his overarching “Buy American, Hire American” policy.(Bloomberg)

Biden admin to let H-1B spouses work

By Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, Washington Dc
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:54 AM IST
  • The reversal comes as a huge relief for a community that had lived with mounting uncertainty after former President Donald Trump’s administration sought to take away their work authorisation.
US could impose secondary sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The Russian side has said the deal for five S-400 systems is progressing according to schedule despite the threat of possible sanctions.(REUTERS)
US could impose secondary sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The Russian side has said the deal for five S-400 systems is progressing according to schedule despite the threat of possible sanctions.(REUTERS)

In MEA’s clear-cut message to US, a reminder on S-400 deal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:57 PM IST
“India and the US have a comprehensive global strategic partnership. India has a special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
US President Donald Trump ignores shouted questions from reporters as he walks towards the White House from Marine One with first lady Melania Trump after returning from Mar-A-Lago on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump ignores shouted questions from reporters as he walks towards the White House from Marine One with first lady Melania Trump after returning from Mar-A-Lago on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Trump extends ban on H1-B visas by three months

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:58 PM IST
The freeze on various categories of work visas was ordered by Trump through two proclamations on April 22 and June 22 last year.
US President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington from Camp David, US, November 29, 2020.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington from Camp David, US, November 29, 2020.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump’s H-1B visa rule that hurt Indians scrapped by US judge

Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 01:28 PM IST
US district judge Jeffrey S. White of the Northern District of California ruled that the changes were introduced in a hurry and did not abide by the usual transparency obligations
Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden shout across the street towards supporters of US President Donald Trump, the day after a presidential election victory was called for Biden, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US November 8, 2020.(REUTERS)
Supporters of President-elect Joe Biden shout across the street towards supporters of US President Donald Trump, the day after a presidential election victory was called for Biden, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US November 8, 2020.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden to work on H-1B visa plan

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:12 AM IST
Biden will work towards providing a road map to American citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants, including over 500,000 from India, and will also establish a minimum admission number of 95,000 refugees annually.
The move is likely to impact a lot of Indian companies who send their technology professionals on B-1 visas for a short stay to complete the jobs on site in the US(AFP)
The move is likely to impact a lot of Indian companies who send their technology professionals on B-1 visas for a short stay to complete the jobs on site in the US(AFP)

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

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 08:52 AM IST
Proposal aims to eliminate “B-1 in lieu of H policy”providing an alternative avenue for foreign professionals to enter the US allowing them and their employers to circumvent the H non-immigrant classification
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.(AFP)
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.(AFP)

Lawsuit challenges Trump administration’s new H-1B visa rules

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 02:29 PM IST
The interim final rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security will narrow the definition of “speciality occupation” as Congress intended by closing the overbroad definition that allowed companies to game the system.
In this photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a news conference in New Delhi.(AP)
In this photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a news conference in New Delhi.(AP)

H-1B lawsuit filed against US Department of Labour

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:32 AM IST
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
The White House said that Trump is committed to making sure the American workers are not disadvantaged by foreign labour.(Reuters File Photo)
The White House said that Trump is committed to making sure the American workers are not disadvantaged by foreign labour.(Reuters File Photo)

H-1B visas should be reserved only for ‘specialised talent’ to support strong economy: White House

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 02:21 PM IST
The White House, in a statement late on Tuesday night, said that the President is improving America’s work visa programmes to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect the American jobs and wages amidst the severe impact on the economy due to the coronavirus pandemic.
US President Donald Trump(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump(Reuters)

US tightens rules for H-1B visas used by tech firms

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:37 AM IST
The move marked a new step aimed at tightening immigration under the Trump administration, which sought to block the H-1B program in a move halted last week by a federal judge.
A number of IT companies and other US companies and those representing them had voiced their opposition to the H-1B visa freeze.(Reuters File Photo)
A number of IT companies and other US companies and those representing them had voiced their opposition to the H-1B visa freeze.(Reuters File Photo)

In a relief to Indian IT professionals, US judge blocks freeze on H-1B visa

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 02:55 PM IST
In June, Trump had issued an executive order that had put temporary bar on issuing of new H-1B visas, which are widely used by major American and Indian technology companies.
A flag is waved outside the White House in Washington.(AP File Photo)
A flag is waved outside the White House in Washington.(AP File Photo)

US lawmaker introduces legislation to overhaul H-1B visa system

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:03 AM IST
American Jobs First Act will bring much needed reform and oversight to the H-1B visa program to ensure that US workers are no longer disadvantaged in their own country, Congressman Brooks said.
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