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H-1B VISA NEWS

Suspension of work visas by US will affect movement of Indian professionals: MEA

June 26, 2020 7:24 am

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday that high-skilled Indian professionals bring important skill sets, bridge technological gaps and impart a “competitive edge to the US economy” and are a “critical component of the workforce”.

How Indian netizens reacted after US President Donald Trump's suspends H-1B visas

June 24, 2020 3:10 pm

As the proclamation directly affects a large number of Indian IT professionals, many took to Twitter to express concern over it

Amid massive unemployment, Trump considering suspending H-1B, other visas: Report

June 12, 2020 12:09 pm

The proposed suspension could extend into the government's new fiscal year beginning October 1, when many new visas are issued, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, quoting unnamed administration officials.

H-1B legislations introduced in Congress to give priority to US-educated foreign students

May 23, 2020 1:12 pm

The H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, as introduced in House of Representatives and Senate, will require US Citizenship and Immigration Services to prioritize for the first time the annual allocation of H-1B visas.

US increases grace period for H-1B visa holders, Green Card applicants for responding to notices. What does this mean?

May 05, 2020 1:50 pm

As per the fresh notification from the agency, the grace period will become applicable to the documents if the issuance date listed on the request, notice or decision is between March 1 and July 1, 2020.

Doctors H-1B, J-1 visa rules standing in way of medical response to COVID-19: US lawmakers

April 16, 2020 8:20 pm

The lawmakers asserted that health care workers on H-1B and J-1 visas, including physicians in the Conrad State 30 program, which helps retain US-trained physicians who work in undeserved areas, area key resource in this process.

Coronvirus: In relief for stranded Indians, US allows H-1B visa extension

April 14, 2020 11:13 pm

Coronavirus outbreak: "We recognise that non-immigrants may unexpectedly remain in the United States beyond their authorised period of stay due to COVID-19," the DHS said.

Explained: The H1B visa cap, and why B-school academics want reforms

October 17, 2019 7:04 am

In July this year, a new law was proposed in the US Congress seeking to end per-country caps on green card applications, possibly giving immigrants from countries like India and China hope for a fairer system with smaller processing times.

H-1B visa fee used to fund apprentice program: US commerce secretary

July 18, 2019 10:25 am

Ross said the Trump administration had launched a new "Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship System" in a major effort to spur employer-led training and was now planning to expand it.

Four Indian-Americans arrested in US for H1B visa fraud

July 03, 2019 10:56 am

The charges against the four comes amid a crackdown on the H-1B programme by the administration of President Donald Trump, which has taken aim at outsourcers and IT staffing companies, and dramatically increased the rate of rejection for H-1B visas