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H1B visas: Joe Biden admin to reconsider objections to during Trump regime

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday announced "it may reopen and/or reconsider adverse decisions" on Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, made based on three rescinded policy memos.
USCIS will generally process motions based on filing order, and consistent with current policy guidance, the federal agency said.(Reuters)
USCIS will generally process motions based on filing order, and consistent with current policy guidance, the federal agency said.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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PTI | , Washington

US to modify H1B visa selection process, to give priority to wages, skill level

The final rule to be published in the federal register on January 8, officials said, is aimed to protect the economic interests of US workers and better ensure the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment programme.
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)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 09:11 AM IST
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New Delhi, Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Biden’s H1B visa, green card plans likely to benefit thousands of Indians

Biden will support expanding the number of high-skilled visas and eliminating the limits on employment-based visas by country, which create unacceptably long backlogs, Biden campaign’s policy document said.
US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winner of the presidential election.(AFP)
US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winner of the presidential election.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Biden will ‘stand with India’ if elected, highlights Trump admin’s ‘harmful’ action on H1B visa

Presidential elections in the US will held on November 3 and the 77-year-old is challenging incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in the polls.
If elected president, Biden said, he will continue to believe this and also continue to stand with India against the threats it faces from its own region and along its borders.(AP)
If elected president, Biden said, he will continue to believe this and also continue to stand with India against the threats it faces from its own region and along its borders.(AP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 07:30 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

‘Green Card waitlist for Indians runs into 200 years’: US senator on country cap

Indian IT professionals, most of whom are highly skilled and come to the US mainly on the H-1B work visas, are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system.
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.(Reuters File Photo)
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.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 09:48 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Trump signs order against hiring H-1B visa holders for US federal contracts

The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.
US President Trump’s order on H-1B visa holders follows the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) announcement that it will outsource 20 per cent of its technology jobs to companies based in foreign countries.(Bloomberg)
US President Trump’s order on H-1B visa holders follows the federally-owned Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) announcement that it will outsource 20 per cent of its technology jobs to companies based in foreign countries.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 11:17 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

Indian H1B visa-holders’ group in US holds rally to demand immigration law reform

Immigration Voice organisation banded together outside the Capitol with strong sentiments on why the ‘Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act’ should be passed in order to remove the current 7% per-country cap on employment visas.
Indian immigrants in Washington DC hold Equality Rally demanding immigration law reform(Immigration Voice /Twitter Screengrab)
Indian immigrants in Washington DC hold Equality Rally demanding immigration law reform(Immigration Voice /Twitter Screengrab)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

174 Indian nationals file lawsuit against Donald Trump’s order on H1B visa

The lawsuit seeks an order declaring the presidential proclamation restriction on issuing new H-1B or H4 visas or admitting new H-1B or H-4 visa holders as unlawful.
The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court on Tuesday.(Reuters)
The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court on Tuesday.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 09:02 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Trump’s visa suspension ‘mildly negative’ for Indian IT firms, says rating agency ICRA

Trump has directed his officials to overhaul the H-1B programme to turn it merit-based by prioritising highest paid applicants.
US President Donald Trump gives a fist pump to the crowd after addressing a gathering in Phoenix on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
US President Donald Trump gives a fist pump to the crowd after addressing a gathering in Phoenix on Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 12:00 PM IST
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HIndustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Trump govt asks court not to block work permits to spouses of H-1B visa-holders

An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to the immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the H-1B visa-holders, most of whom are Indian IT professionals.
The DHS’s court submission was in response to the one by Save Jobs USA, which sought a preliminary injunction to stop the H-4 rule from providing qualifying H-4 visa-holders with temporary employment authorisation.(HT Archive)
The DHS’s court submission was in response to the one by Save Jobs USA, which sought a preliminary injunction to stop the H-4 rule from providing qualifying H-4 visa-holders with temporary employment authorisation.(HT Archive)
Updated on May 07, 2020 08:13 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

US eases norms, H-1B holders, Green Card applicants get 60-day grace period

The relaxations given by the US government come in view of the coronavirus outbreak, which first surfaced in China’s Wuhan city in December last. So far, the virus has claimed over 65,000 lives in the US and over 235,000 lives globally.
Representational Photo(HT File)
Representational Photo(HT File)
Updated on May 02, 2020 12:10 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Coronavirus update:Donald Trump urged to pause H1B visa programme amid job losses

Economic experts fear massive layoffs in various sectors of the American economy due to the current economic distress and the coronavirus pandemic, that is only going to deteriorate in the coming months.
A nonprofit organisation has urged the President to protect their interests amidst the massive layoffs in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic(REUTERS)
A nonprofit organisation has urged the President to protect their interests amidst the massive layoffs in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 01, 2020 01:42 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

US says H-1B cap for 2021 reached; all 65,000 visas taken

Under the new H-1B Electronic Registration Process implemented this year, before the start of the application filing season on April 1, all the companies were mandatorily asked to register with the USCIS and March 20 was the last date for the registration.
The deadline for submitting the H-1B applications by successful registrants is June 30.(File photo for representation)
The deadline for submitting the H-1B applications by successful registrants is June 30.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 09:44 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

H1B workers’ children in New Jersey eligible for affordable higher education tuition

The H1B programme allows employers in the US to temporarily employ foreign workers in ‘specialty occupations’ that ‘normally require bachelor’s degrees (or higher) in a specialty field’.
For nearly 30 years, US employers have used the H1B visa programme to employ foreign workers in the US.(Reuters)
For nearly 30 years, US employers have used the H1B visa programme to employ foreign workers in the US.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 23, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

US to start accepting applications for H-1B visa from April 1

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. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.
The companies applying for H-1B visas for foreign workers for the fiscal year 2021 would have to register online and pay a processing fee of USD 10.(Representational Photo)
The companies applying for H-1B visas for foreign workers for the fiscal year 2021 would have to register online and pay a processing fee of USD 10.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 08:02 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Apply for visa 90 days prior to employment start date: US Embassy

“Applying for your work #USvisa? You can apply up to 90 days before the employment start date noted on your I-797 form,” the US Embassy wrote in a tweet.
The United States (US) Embassy here on Thursday asked visa applicants to apply up to 90 days before their employment begins.(Raj k Raj / Hindustan Times)
The United States (US) Embassy here on Thursday asked visa applicants to apply up to 90 days before their employment begins.(Raj k Raj / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 06:28 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US government for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional

Xterra Solutions alleged in its lawsuit that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) improperly denied H-1B visa to Praharsh Chandra Sai Venkata Anisetty, 28, whom it had hired as a Business System Analyst.
Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US government for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional(HT File)
Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US government for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional(HT File)
Updated on May 17, 2019 10:52 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Telugu students trapped in fake US university case cry foul

According to Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu (APNRT) Society, as many as 27 of 129 Telugu students who were arrested in the case, were released from various detention centres in the US as on Saturday.
According to Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu (APNRT) Society, as many as 27 of 129 Telugu students who were arrested in the case, were released from various detention centres in the US as on Saturday.(AP/Representative Image)
According to Andhra Pradesh Non-Resident Telugu (APNRT) Society, as many as 27 of 129 Telugu students who were arrested in the case, were released from various detention centres in the US as on Saturday.(AP/Representative Image)
Published on Feb 12, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Trade, terror in focus at PM Modi, US vice president Mike Pence meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to contributions of the Indian-American community in the economic, cultural and political spheres over the decades and expressed the hope this would be considered when the US “looks at the whole issue of the H1B visa”, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale told a media briefing after the meeting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the US vice president Mike Pence, on the sidelines of East Asia Summit, in Singapore on Wednesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the US vice president Mike Pence, on the sidelines of East Asia Summit, in Singapore on Wednesday.(PTI)
Published on Nov 14, 2018 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

‘Dramatic increase’ in number of H-1B visas being held up, claim tech firms

This lack of certainty and consistency wreaks havoc among the nation’s employers which are hiring high-skilled Americans and foreign-born professionals, it said in the letter dated November 1.
The H1B 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 H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 10:51 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

US congressional panel passes Green Card Bill, Indians cheer but Iranians oppose

The Daily Caller reported on Monday Iranians were posing as anti-immigrant Americans to campaign against the bill
Indians are worst hit by the cap, accounting for more than 300,000 of those in the waiting line, or three-fourths of those in the backlog.(AFP File Photo)
Indians are worst hit by the cap, accounting for more than 300,000 of those in the waiting line, or three-fourths of those in the backlog.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 08:00 AM IST
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