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H1B visa applications


Relief to Indians on card as New Jersey to lower college costs of H1B visa holders' children

January 22, 2020 11:05 pm

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the legislation 'S2555', allowing New Jersey students, who are the children of H-1B visa holders, to qualify for in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education.

Explained: The battle over H-1B and H-4 visas

November 13, 2019 6:53 am

The Trump administration has visibly ramped up H-1B denials, under the executive order “Buy American and Hire American”. H-4 visas have also been issued at a much lower rate.

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

July 13, 2019 6:51 pm

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

June 21, 2019 9:17 am

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.

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

June 05, 2019 9:43 am

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

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

November 09, 2018 1:24 pm

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

October 18, 2018 9:14 pm

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.

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

October 18, 2018 4:03 pm

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

September 14, 2018 4:09 pm

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.