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Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019
news about Uscis
Jun 18, 2019 11:15
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues reviewing all employment-based visa programmes, including the H-4 EADs or employment authorisation card. read more
Jun 10, 2019 23:39
Cuccinelli, a Republican who was previously attorney general of Virginia state and had been considered for an “immigration czar position, will hold the position in “acting” capacity now. read more
Apr 12, 2019 05:08
The denial rate was 24 per cent in fiscal year 2018, quadrupling from 6 per cent in 2015. It never exceeded 8 per cent from 2010 to 2015, the Obama years. The first-quarter denial rate for FY 2018, to match the first quarter rate for 2019, was not a... read more
Apr 11, 2019 22:10
The turning down of nearly a third of all new H-1B visa applications in the first quarter of the 2019 cycle comes as part of the Trump administration’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order. read more
Jan 30, 2019 22:40
The US announced that starting April 1, it will switch to a new system for processing H-1B petitions that will give priority to foreign workers with advanced degrees from an American institution of higher education, over those hired abroad, in India,... read more
Jan 15, 2019 21:34
Under the proposed amendments, USCIS would first select the 65,000 visas from the cumulative pool of regular as well as advance degree holder applicants and 20,000 highly skilled H1-B visas would then be allotted among the remaining pool of unselected... read more
Nov 30, 2018 22:48
The proposed change in the selection process would result in an estimated increase of up to 16% (or 5,340 workers) in the number of selected those with a master’s degree or higher from a US institution of higher education, according to the US Citizenship... read more
Oct 20, 2018 08:37
According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there were as many as 4,19,637 foreign nationals working in the US on H-1B visas as on October 5. Of these, 3,09,986 are Indians, the USCIS said in its report ‘H-1B petitions by gender... read more
Oct 16, 2018 09:47
ITServe Alliance in a lawsuit 43-page lawsuit alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently begun a practice of approving H-1B petitions for shorter than three years durations. read more
May 30, 2018 10:11
After US President Donald Trump Signed “Buy American, Hire American” executive order last year, Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) established email addresses dedicated to receiving information about suspected H-1B and H-2B fraud... read more
May 19, 2018 22:31
The Trump administration is planning to revoke a rule that makes spouses of thousands of immigrant workers eligible to work while in the US, a move that could have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians. read more
May 08, 2018 09:05
China with a little over 9%, comes a distant second after India in terms of number of H-1B visas read more
May 04, 2018 17:42
USCIS issued a policy memo in February that imposed greater restrictions on companies that contract out their H-1B workers to third-party worksites. read more
Apr 13, 2018 11:44
USCIS data on H-1B visa filings show US branches of Indian IT companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro are sticking to their promise of cutting foreign hirings and ramping up local recruitment read more
Apr 07, 2018 20:34
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. read more