H-1B Visas

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Trump administration makes certain exceptions in H-1B visa ban

The State Department on Wednesday said that the exemptions have been given under the national interest category.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Visa rules, red tape block NRI doctors in US from joining fight against COVID-19 outbreak

Non-Resident Indian doctors in the USA are being forced by red tape and immigration regulations to remain on the sidelines of the fight...

Covid-19 Analysis & Commentary

As coronavirus hits US businesses, impending layoffs worry H-1B visa holders

Under current rules, an H-1B visa holder can stay in the United States for 60 days after losing their job, after which they are required to...

Covid-19

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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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