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Biden to let Trump’s H1-B visa ban expire in win for tech firms

March 31, 2021 9:34 am

Biden’s decision will please business groups, which had pressured the administration to lift the ban ever since the new president took office. Executives have grown frustrated that the directive was not immediately revoked, arguing it hurt US companies.

Explained: What are H-1B visas and what are the new wage-based rules?

January 19, 2021 10:58 am

The new wage-based work visa regime will now give priority in selection of visas to applications of those employers where the “proffered wage equals or exceeds” the prevailing level in that area of employment.

Lawsuit challenges Trump administration's new H-1B visa rules

October 20, 2020 2:42 pm

Early this month, the Trump administration announced new restrictions on H-1B non-immigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity, a move which is likely to affect thousands of Indian IT professionals.

Changes in H1B work visa will attract best and brightest minds: US official

October 09, 2020 10:01 am

It requires companies to make "real" offers to "real employees" by plugging loopholes and preventing the "displacement" of the American workers. 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.

Not a nation of immigrants: Behind politics of immigration in Trump's America

July 03, 2020 9:28 am

Anxiety about unintended consequences of a 1965 law lies behind politics of immigration in Trump's America.

US reaches 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2021

March 30, 2020 8:19 am

USCIS will notify the successful applicants and their companies before March 31, that they are eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition.

Lawmakers expresses concern over spike in request for evidences for H1B visas

July 18, 2019 12:46 pm

Spikes in unnecessary Requests for Evidence (RFEs) from the agency that freeze case processing and drain adjudication resources, said Marketa Lindt, president, American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Mike Pompeo will assure India on H1B visa cap: official

June 22, 2019 11:03 am

The H-1B visa, popular among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

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.