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H-1B Visas: Why US is cracking down on the bench-and-switch scam

According to the US Justice Department, the four face a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

US has no plans to cap H-1B work visa program: State Department

Two senior Indian officials told Reuters on Wednesday they had been briefed last week on a US plan to cap the number of H-1B visas given annually to Indians at between 10% and 15% of the total number issued.

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US company to pay USD 1.1 million in back wages to H1B employees including Indians

In addition to paying the back wages, Populus Group -– based in Troy, Michigan -- will review past and current payroll records to ensure compliance with programme requirements.

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

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 wants H-1B visas in more highly-skilled as opposed to outsourcing roles: White House

During the Washington Post's live discussion on new technology, when asked about the president's thoughts on H1B immigration, Liddell said, "He (Trump) has talked about merit immigration, clearly that (H-1B) fits in merit immigration."

India engaged with Trump administration on H1B visa issue: MEA

The comment by the Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came after Washington said it is planning to "revise" the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas by January, a move which will have an adverse impact on Indian IT companies in the US.

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US plans major changes in H-1B visas by January, move to impact Indian IT firms

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.

Indian-American Congressman introduces bill giving flexibility to H1B workers to switch jobs

The legislation also proposes to ban employers from hiring H-1B holders to replace American workers while increasing funding for STEM education at the K-12, post-secondary, and university levels.

Indians accounted for over 74 per cent of H-1B visas in 2016 & 2017, says USCIS report

The number of H-1B petitions approved for workers in computer-related occupations increased by 6.6 per cent from 237,837 in 2016 to 254,592 in 2017.

H1B approvals for Indian IT companies drop by 43% between 2015-17: Report

The National Foundation for American Policy said that the drop in H-1B visas for Indian-based companies is due to industry trends toward digital services such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, which require fewer workers.

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