Articles about H-1B Visa
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.