September 18, 2021 12:09 pm
The current H-1B visa system for selecting applications for consideration is a hybrid of first-come, first-served and a lottery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 03, 2020 9:28 am
Anxiety about unintended consequences of a 1965 law lies behind politics of immigration in Trump's America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 22, 2020 7:11 pm