May 25, 2018 1:21 pm
The previous Obama administration under an executive order in 2015 had started giving work authorisation permits to certain categories of H-4 visa holders, who were mostly spouses of H-1B visa holders.
December 17, 2017 12:40 pm
According to the notice, the changes are being made in light of President Donald Trump's 'Buy American and Hire American' order issued earlier this year.
April 16, 2016 3:18 pm
Last year, the US Congress imposed a special fee of up to $4,500 on H-1B and L-1 visas - popular among Indian IT companies - to fund a 9/11 healthcare Act and biometric tracking system.
March 17, 2016 1:34 pm
There is no change in the congressionally-mandated cap of 65,000 on H-1B visas for the Financial Year 2017, beginning October 1.
March 12, 2016 2:43 pm
Trump during presidential campaign said the H1B Visa programme that allows US employers to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations for a period of time, should be ended.
March 11, 2016 12:52 pm
IT professionals from India and major Indian IT companies are major beneficiary of H-1B.
February 19, 2016 11:42 am
Amidst revival of the US economy wherein the unemployment rate has hit below 5 per cent, Bill Coleman, CEO of Veritas referred to the huge shortage of quality IT professionals the Silicon Valley faces.
November 24, 2015 10:41 am
Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said, "We comply with all applicable employment laws. We are expanding our IT department and adding more jobs for US IT workers."
June 04, 2015 10:01 pm
The H1-B visa programme has also been criticised for being used to bring in immigrants to do the work of Americans for less money.
March 14, 2014 2:54 pm
John Kerry and Salman Khurshid covered various economic concerns during the bilateral meet.