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H1-B visa


US Chambers seeks to double H-1B quota

June 22, 2021 9:20 am

The demand to increase the H-1B quota, which currently is at 65,000 and another 20,000 for those who have higher studies from the US, is part of the America Works campaign launched by the US Chambers of Commerce early this month.

Legislation reintroduced to attract foreign doctors to US

June 08, 2021 12:06 pm

The move is likely to benefit thousands of Indian doctors who are already in the US, and those aspiring to come to the country.

Technology company Cloudgen admits to H-1B visa fraud involving Indians

June 02, 2021 8:48 am

During the plea, the company admitted to recruiting multiple Information Technology workers from India and falsely procuring H-1B visas for them to enter and work in the US.

US reaches H-1B visa cap for 2021

February 18, 2021 1:30 pm

The Biden administration this month announced that it was delaying the H-1B policy of the previous Trump administration by continuing with the lottery system until December 31, 2021.

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

January 08, 2021 11:26 am

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.

Biden plans to increase H-1B visa limit and remove country quota for green cards

November 08, 2020 1:10 pm

With Kamala Harris as his deputy, Biden is expected to reverse the move of the outgoing Trump administration to revoke work permits to the spouses of H-1B visas, which had adversely impacted a large number of Indian families in the US.

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

October 22, 2020 7:54 am

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.

US judge blocks Trump's H-1B visa ban

October 02, 2020 8:59 am

The ruling places an immediate hold on a series of visa restrictions that prevent manufacturers from filling crucial, hard-to-fill jobs to support economic recovery, growth and innovation when most needed, the National Association of manufacturers said.

Explained: How the new relaxations allow H-1B, L-1 visa holders to resume work in US

August 15, 2020 1:38 pm

H-1B, L-1 Visa new relaxations, rules: Barring the fresh H-1B visa holders who would have gotten their visas approved this year after April and would have gone to the US some time in September, IT workers with old H-1B visas issued earlier may get a chance to go back to the US.

H1-B visa restrictions: Democratic lawmakers urge Trump admin to exempt healthcare workers

August 05, 2020 1:05 pm

In a letter to SoS Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and Labour Secretary Eugene Scalia, the lawmakers on Tuesday said that the restrictions hit the healthcare at large and particularly for the rural and underserved communities that rely on immigrant physicians.