US has hit the H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2021, says immigration authority
Successful applicants will now be decided by a computerised draw of lots.
Big relief for spouses of H-1B visa holders as Biden withdraws proposal to deny them working rights in the US
Under the Barack Obama administration, a regulation was passed that allowed certain sections of the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in...
Immigration reform within first 100 days in office, says Vice President-elect Kamala Harris
Indian-American Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris vowed that the new Biden administration would send a comprehensive immigration reform...
US Senate passes bill eliminating country cap on H-1B work visas
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act also raises the number of family-based visas.
US court strikes down Trump administration rules aiming to restrict number of H-1B visas
In October the Trump government had announced changes in the granting of visas to overseas skilled workers like the H-1B visa.
Biden administration likely to provide US citizenship to over 500,000 Indians
The document says that the new Biden administration will support family-based immigration and preserve family unification as a core...
Lawsuit filed in US challenging new H1-B visa wage related rule
The new rule will limit an employer's ability to replace workers with cheap foreign labour.
US unveils tightened H-1B visa rules in a move to put Americans first
As per the Department of Homeland Security, the interim final rule to be published in Federal Register will be effective in 60 days.
India, US working to solve visa issues, says Ministry of External Affairs
India is engaged with the US administration and its Congress on issues related to the movement of Indian professionals including those...
Trump administration makes certain exceptions in H-1B visa ban
The Donald Trump administration has decided to make certain exceptions in its ban on H-1B, L-1 and certain categories of J1 visas
Trump's order preventing H1-B visa holders from being hired by US government to affect Indian immigrants
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers - mainly...
174 Indians file lawsuit against Trump administration’s new H-1B visa policy
The lawsuit seeks to declare the presidential proclamation as unlawful and urges the court to compel the Department of State to issue...
President Trump temporarily suspends H-1B visas, “disappointed” says Sundar Pichai
Trump aims to reform the US immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, according to the White...
Donald Trump signs executive order halting certain Green Cards for 60 days
Trump said the order will protect American workers' jobs in an economy that has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Temporary relief as US court allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in America
A three-judge bench of the US Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday sent the case back to a lower court.
US hikes H-1B work visa application fee
The USCIS is scheduled to implement this new process for the fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap selection process, pending completed testing of the...
Report: Indian IT companies suffering most due to H-1B visa denials
From just six per cent in 2015, the denial rate of H-1B visas has risen to 24 per cent in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.
US lawmakers pass bill to lift country-cap on Green Cards
United States lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday, which will lift the current seven per cent country-cap on issuing Green Cards. The move...
Good news for H-1B visa holders as US Congress to vote on Green Card bill
The United States House of Representatives will vote Tuesday on a legislation that seeks to lift the per country-cap on issuing green cards.
USCIS: Relief from self-deportation for H1B visa holders waiting on green card
After the generated blowback about Trump administration’s plan to curb H-1B visa extensions that could result in self-deportation of...
US weekend modifications to H-1B visa rules might hit Indian entry-level programmers
The US government on Monday announced that it had taken measures to "deter and detect" what it said was "fraud and abuse" of H-1B work...
Indians in the US could be affected by Trump's new vows to enforce visa restrictions
Trump has vowed during rallies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to end the practice of laid-off American workers...
Desi vs desi vs desi: Why US Indians are now electorally splintered
As US heads to elect a new president this week. There was a time when it was easy to identify which US political party Indians would support...