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10 per cent drop in H-1B visa approvals in 2018: US authorities

June 05, 2019 8:08 am

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved 335,000 H-1B visas, which included both new and renewable, in the fiscal year 2018. This was 10 per cent less from 373,400 in the previous fiscal year of 2017

Trump plans changes to H-1B program to bring 'potential path to citizenship' to skilled foreign workers

January 12, 2019 11:17 am

US companies often use H-1B visas to hire graduate-level workers in specialized fields including information technology, medicine, engineering and mathematics. But the visa program has also drawn criticism for being used heavily by foreign outsourcing companies that squeeze out American firms.

Disruptive moves on H-1B visa detrimental for India, US: Nasscom

January 03, 2018 6:46 pm

Estimates show that such a move could lead to deportation of over one million H-1B visa holders in the US -- many of them Indians -- who are waiting for their green cards.

PM Narendra Modi must raise H-1B visa issue with Donald Trump: Indians in US

June 25, 2017 10:39 am

"We hope that the outcome on the issue is positive for Indians and at the same time does not anger Americans as well. It is scary when we hear reports of attacks against Indians in the US," an Indian-American citizen said.