Articles about H-1B Visa

Aruna Miller, second Indian-American in line to become US Congresswoman

25 Jun 2018

Aruna Miller, second Indian-American in line to become US Congresswoman

Indian-American Aruna Miller, seeking to enter the US House of Representatives from a Congressional seat in Maryland, has emerged as one of the top fundraisers, days ahead of the Democratic primary.

US may rescind H4-rule on spouses of H-1B visa holders

15 Jun 2018

US may rescind H4-rule on spouses of H-1B visa holders

Trump administration has reconfirmed its intent to rescind the H-4 visa rule on employment authorization to certain spouses of H-1B visa holders, a proposal that could hit tens of thousands of Indian women in US.

Indian-American youths offer to fund Trump's wall for green cards

15 Jun 2018

Indian-American youths offer to fund Trump's wall for green cards

Hundreds of Indian-origin teenagers and young adults rallied in front of Capitol Hill to protest against more attention being given to illegal immigrants.

US tightens visa rules to minimize overstay by foreign students

14 May 2018

US tightens visa rules to minimize overstay by foreign students

Late on Friday night, the Trump administration issued a draft policy seeking to tighten and enforce rules governing foreign college students who overstay their visa durations.

Indians got 74.2% H-1B visas in 2017, China at 9%

08 May 2018

Indians got 74.2% H-1B visas in 2017, China at 9%

Recent trends in US' H-1B visas reveal India still remains their largest subscriber: in 2016, Indians made up 74.2% of the total visas issued, which increased to 75.6% in 2017.

US firms sue US immigration services over stringent H-1B rules

05 May 2018

US firms sue US immigration services over stringent H-1B rules

A group of US outsourcing and technology companies with extensive operations in India have sued the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a recently issued policy memo which puts significant restrictions on H-1B workers.

Indian-American IT company fined for violating H-1B salary requirements

02 May 2018

Indian-American IT company fined for violating H-1B salary requirements

On Wednesday, an Indian-American IT company was asked to pay a fine of $173,044 in wages to 12 of its foreign employees, most of them Indian, for violating the H-1B visa programme's salary requirements.

43% drop in H-1B applications this time, a historic low

13 Apr 2018

43% drop in H-1B applications this time, a historic low

Amid tightened norms by the US, the number of applications received for H-1B visas for the 2018 hiring cycle has reached a historic low.

US Immigration: Cap for H-1B visas reached for 2019

07 Apr 2018

US Immigration: Cap for H-1B visas reached for 2019

The Congressionally-mandated cap of 65,000 for H-1B visas has been reached for the fiscal year 2019, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) latest statement.

Stricter H-1B norms forces companies to mull other options

03 Apr 2018

Stricter H-1B norms forces companies to mull other options

The US' tighter restrictions on the H-1B visas, popular among highly skilled Indians looking to move abroad, have affected both applicants and prospective employers.

Application for H-1B visas opens today: All you should know

02 Apr 2018

Application for H-1B visas opens today: All you should know

The toughest ever application process for the US' H-1B, considered the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins today.

90% of work-permits given to H-1B visa-holders' spouses are Indians

30 Mar 2018

90% of work-permits given to H-1B visa-holders' spouses are Indians

The United States has given work permits to over 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, 90% of whom are Indians.

H-1B visa changes: No place for Indians in Trump's America

24 Mar 2018

H-1B visa changes: No place for Indians in Trump's America

Donald Trump's new policy on H-1B visa rules will make it more difficult for tech giants to import Indians to the US for work.

Anti H-1B advertisements at railways stations, trains in Silicon Valley

20 Mar 2018

Anti H-1B advertisements at railways stations, trains in Silicon Valley

An anti-immigrant organization has installed advertisements against H-1B visa-holders at railways stations and on trains in California's San Francisco Bay Area, where Silicon Valley, the home to world's top tech companies, is located.

US postpones curbs on H-1B spouses seeking employment

03 Mar 2018

US postpones curbs on H-1B spouses seeking employment

The implementation of a proposal to prevent spouses of H-1B visa-holders from getting employment in the US has been postponed from February to June 2018.

Horrified by H-1B restrictions, Indian techies find home in Canada

01 Mar 2018

Horrified by H-1B restrictions, Indian techies find home in Canada

With the Trump government further tightening the noose around getting H-1B visas, Indians are losing hope in the American dream. Disillusioned, they are turning to Canada in large numbers, in search for a new home, a new dream.

Indian firms to be hit after new H-1B visa rules

23 Feb 2018

Indian firms to be hit after new H-1B visa rules

US President Donald Trump's administration announced new H-1B visa rules, ahead of the filing season, expected from April 2.

Bill for increasing green card allocation introduced in US

11 Jan 2018

Bill for increasing green card allocation introduced in US

US President Donald Trump's policy changes with respect to immigrants have been in news quite a lot.

Relief for Indians: US denies considering changing H-1B extension policy

09 Jan 2018

Relief for Indians: US denies considering changing H-1B extension policy

A week after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians, the US has denied them.

US' curb on H-1B visas a golden opportunity for India?

04 Jan 2018

US' curb on H-1B visas a golden opportunity for India?

The US' curb on H-1B visas might be bad news for Indians wishing to settle there, but it might turn out to be a golden opportunity for the Indian government.

Trump's H-1B changes may lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians

02 Jan 2018

Trump's H-1B changes may lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians

The Donald Trump administration is taking another step in its "Buy American, Hire American" initiative, possibly affecting 7,50,000 Indians.

New restrictions to make H-1B visa regime tougher

25 Dec 2017

New restrictions to make H-1B visa regime tougher

Things are looking tough for Indian professionals planning to work in the US.

Indian-origin businessman faces prison for $20 million H-1B fraud

24 Dec 2017

Indian-origin businessman faces prison for $20 million H-1B fraud

A Virginia-based businessman of Indian origin who used shell companies to fraudulently apply for nearly a thousand H-1B visas will spend 28 months in federal prison before being deported back to India.

New H-1B rules: Indian spouses won't be able to work

16 Dec 2017

New H-1B rules: Indian spouses won't be able to work

In a jolt to Indian workers in the US, President Donald Trump's administration is considering to do away with Obama-era rule that allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the US.

US hiking minimum H-1B salary will hit Indian IT firms

19 Nov 2017

US hiking minimum H-1B salary will hit Indian IT firms

In what could be a setback for Indian IT companies and professionals, a new legislation in the US promises to increase minimum salaries of H-1B visa holders from $60,000 to $90,000.

H-1B visa extension gets tougher under new Trump administration directive

26 Oct 2017

H-1B visa extension gets tougher under new Trump administration directive

The Trump administration has passed a new directive making it tougher for non-immigrant visas, including H-1B and L1, to be renewed. Such visas are popular among Indian techies.

UNGA: Sushma raises H-1B visa issue with Rex Tillerson

23 Sep 2017

UNGA: Sushma raises H-1B visa issue with Rex Tillerson

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the UNGA.

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas after five months

19 Sep 2017

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas after five months

The US has resumed premium processing of H-1B visas subject to a cap of 65,000.

US releases data for H-1B visas: India biggest applicant

21 Aug 2017

US releases data for H-1B visas: India biggest applicant

For the first time, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has released data on H-1B visas.

Restrictions on H-1B visa? O-IB, EB-1A visas come to rescue

03 Jul 2017

Restrictions on H-1B visa? O-IB, EB-1A visas come to rescue

With the growing impositions on H-1B visas, another kind of visas is gaining traction and that is the O-IB visa which is non-immigration visa per say.

H-1B proposal: Exempt foreign PhD students in US from visa-limits

27 May 2017

H-1B proposal: Exempt foreign PhD students in US from visa-limits

A bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives seeking exemption for foreign-born holders of American PhDs from the limits of green cards and H-1B visas.

NASSCOM increases lobbying expenditure to battle Trump's H-1B visa policy

23 May 2017

NASSCOM increases lobbying expenditure to battle Trump's H-1B visa policy

It is no secret that the IT sector depends largely on foreign contracts for its sustenance and Trump's "Hire American" agenda has now brought the IT sector to its knees.

IT "bridge is falling down," taking thousands along with it

21 May 2017

IT "bridge is falling down," taking thousands along with it

There is panic on the streets, as hordes of engineers are being handed pink slips by IT majors, citing that they were under-performers and didn't meet the standards set in appraisal review.

IT bubble has not burst yet, but it's certainly leaking

13 May 2017

IT bubble has not burst yet, but it's certainly leaking

The IT sector has its hands full this year with sub-standard performance; muted growth and Trump's H-1B visa policy eating into profits.

White House welcomes Infosys decision to hire Americans

03 May 2017

White House welcomes Infosys decision to hire Americans

Ninio Fetalvo, a White House spokesman stated to the media that "We're glad to see companies like Infosys see opportunity in the American economy again."

H-1B issue: Infosys to hire 10,000 local US techies

02 May 2017

H-1B issue: Infosys to hire 10,000 local US techies

Indian technology giant Infosys has decided to open four technology centers and hire over 10,000 US techies in light of the new limitations on the H-1B visas.

H-1B visas: Sunil Mittal weighs banning big US tech companies

30 Apr 2017

H-1B visas: Sunil Mittal weighs banning big US tech companies

While answering a question on how he would react if Bharti Airtel was prevented from operating in certain geographical locations, telecom kingpin Sunil Bharti Mittal raised the question of whether India should prevent Facebook and Google from operating in the country.

Wipro Q4 numbers show decent gains, steady pace

26 Apr 2017

Wipro Q4 numbers show decent gains, steady pace

The IT industry's growth trajectory, as reflected by Q4 results of TCS and Infosys, has been an uninspiring one.

H-1B: Infosys, TCS received just 8.8% visas, says NASSCOM

25 Apr 2017

H-1B: Infosys, TCS received just 8.8% visas, says NASSCOM

After a US official accused Infosys and TCS of unfairly obtaining majority of the H-1B visas, NASSCOM stated that the two companies had received only 8.8% of the total number of visas issued in FY2015.

TCS, Infosys, Cognizant are violating H-1B visa rules, says USA

24 Apr 2017

TCS, Infosys, Cognizant are violating H-1B visa rules, says USA

In a White House press briefing, a senior official under Trump administration said that Indian tech giants TCS, Infosys and Cognizant are flouting H-1B visa rules.