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H-1B visa


Seven businesses drop H-1B lawsuit against US federal agency

May 04, 2021 9:02 am

In March, the American Immigration Council, on behalf of the seven businesses, had filed a suit, challenging USCIS' arbitrary rejection of H-1B petitions filed after October 1 solely because the H-1B workers' intended employment start date fell after October 1.

US Labour Dept seeks public input on determining H-1B wage levels

April 03, 2021 10:08 am

Published in January 2021, the final rule affects employers seeking to employ foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 non-immigrant visas.

Explained: Trump's H-1B visa ban has expired; what does it mean for India's IT sector?

April 08, 2021 9:36 am

H1-B visa ban lifted: Global IT companies, industry bodies, and other global tech captains such as Alphabet and Google Inc's Sundar Pichai, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, had then condemned the June 2020 move and said that the H-1B visa regimes had a net positive impact on the US economy.

Joe Biden admin to reconsider objections to H-1B visas during Trump regime

March 13, 2021 10:34 am

The move is expected to come to the rescue of a large number of Indian IT professionals who were having a tough time during the previous Trump administration due to various policies and memorandums on non-immigrant work visas, in particular H-1B.

US group opposes Biden admin's steps on H-1B visas

March 12, 2021 9:30 am

"President (Joe) Biden often portrays himself as a man from the 'working class' who is a tireless defender of the American worker," said FAIR president Dan Stein.

Legislation on H-1B visas introduced in US Congress

March 04, 2021 8:24 am

Introduced by Republican Congressmen Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz and Lance Gooden the American Jobs First Act proposes to overhaul the H-1B visa program by making necessary changes in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Biden admin 'undecided' on ending Trump-era H-1B visa ban

March 02, 2021 8:41 am

In January, the then President Donald Trump had extended the ban on issuing of new H-1B visas till March 31 arguing that the country is having a very high unemployment rate and the US cannot afford to have more foreign workers.

Biden very clear on 'restoring compassion, order to immigration system': White House

February 12, 2021 7:31 am

The White House spokesperson was responding to a question on an influential immigration advocacy group representing Indian-Americans urging the Biden administration not to issue the most sought-after H-1B work visa to any individual born in India, till the time the discriminatory country-cap on green cards or permanent legal residency is removed.

H-1B visas: US Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

December 02, 2020 6:16 pm

The changes applying to the H-1B visa program announced in October include imposing salary requirements on companies employing skilled overseas workers and limits on specialty occupations.

Donald Trump moves to tighten H-1B visa access for foreign workers

October 07, 2020 5:11 pm

The H-1B rule comes on the heels of a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump in June that suspended an array of worker visas at least until Dec. 31.