Articles about US Citizenship and Immigration Services
30 Jan 2022H-1B Visa
The application process for the much sought-after H-1B visa for fiscal year 2023 will begin on March 1, said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
13 Mar 2021H-1B Visa
The Biden administration announced it is ready to reconsider objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas, like H-1B, due to three policy memoranda by the Trump administration that have now been rescinded.
23 Feb 2021United States of America
An overseas multimillion-dollar robocall scam by conspirators having Indian nationality has duped several citizens of the United States.
24 Nov 2020Donald Trump
Weeks after winning US elections, President-elect Joe Biden filled key positions in the cabinet, naming Antony Blinken as his Secretary of State.
29 Apr 2020Microsoft
The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.
01 Apr 2020Donald Trump
A United States workers' body has approached President Donald Trump demanding the suspension of this year's H-1B and H-2B visa programs.
13 Aug 2019Donald Trump
In what could cut legal immigration to the United States by half, the Trump administration said yesterday that those seeking public benefits could be denied green cards.
17 May 2019India
An IT company based in Silicon Valley has filed a lawsuit against the United States government for denying an H-1B visa to an Indian techie.
06 Apr 2019H-1B Visa
The USCIS, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, yesterday released a notification that it has reached the authority mandated 65,000 cap of H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2020.
20 Mar 2019Donald Trump
The US will start accepting applications for H-1B visas for the next fiscal year from April 1, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said yesterday and announced the launch of a new data hub to increase the transparency of the work visa program popular among Indian IT companies and professionals.
19 Feb 2019Donald Trump
In what comes as good news for Indian professionals seeking to work in the US, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced last week that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa applications filed on or before December 21, 2018, starting Tuesday.
11 Jan 2019Donald Trump
On Friday, US President Trump announced that major changes would be made to the H-1B visa program that is widely used by Indian IT professionals and Indian IT firms.
01 Dec 2018H-1B Visa
The Trump administration yesterday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the aim of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers.
01 Dec 2018H-1B Visa
In yet another shake-up of H-1B visa rules, the Trump administration, on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process.
26 Nov 2018Donald Trump
April onwards, companies hiring foreigners to work in the US through the H-1B visa route will have to pre-register electronically for the annual H-1B lottery, and will then have to file 'full-fledged applications' for the winners.
30 Oct 2018India
Indian students have grabbed most of the slots in optional practical training (OPT) under which they can work in the United States after getting their degrees.
18 Oct 2018India
The Trump administration has said it is planning to "revise" the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas, a move which will have a detrimental impact on Indian IT companies and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans.
16 Oct 2018H-1B Visa
An IT advocacy group representing more than 1,000 small IT companies mostly run by Indian-Americans has filed a lawsuit against the US immigration agency for issuing H-1B visas for durations shorter than three years.
13 Sep 2018H-1B Visa
On Tuesday, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that allows US authorities to reject visa applications, petitions, and requests over mistakes and missing documents without giving an applicant the chance to correct the error.
08 Sep 2018United States of America
As many as 15 people, including Indian-origin, and five India-based businesses were indicted yesterday in the multimillion-dollar call center scam which defrauded thousands of US citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars.
01 Sep 2018United States of America
An Indian citizen, who was the CEO of two information technology companies in the US, has been arrested in connection with a multi-year visa fraud scheme involving forged and fraudulent documents to get visas such as H-1B for over 200 foreign workers.
31 Aug 2018Donald Trump
There is no change in the US' H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump administration official has said.
10 Aug 2018Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump's Slovenian in-laws became US citizens yesterday through "chain migration", a program he has repeatedly denounced, in which adult American citizens can obtain citizenship for their relatives.
01 Aug 2018H-1B Visa
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) yesterday said that it has returned all the unselected H-1B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2019, beginning October 1 which were submitted to the agency in April.
21 Jul 2018Jeff Sessions
Over 20 Indian-origin persons in the US have been sentenced for up to 20 years in prison for their involvement in a multimillion-dollar India-based call center scam, defrauding thousands of US citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars.
03 Jul 2018India
The Donald Trump administration has failed yet again to issue a notification for revocation of H-4 visas on time, bringing relief to lakhs of Indians.
16 Jun 2018United States of America
Indians with advanced degrees may have to wait for 151 years for a Green Card which authorizes them to live and work in the US permanently.
15 Jun 2018Donald Trump
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.
05 May 2018New Jersey
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.
25 Apr 2018Facebook
Influential lawmakers and representatives of the American IT industry, including Facebook, have opposed the Trump administration's proposed plan to withdraw work permits to H-4 visa holders, who are spouses of H-1B visa holders.
25 Apr 2018Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Top seven Indian IT companies experienced a whopping 43% drop in their H-1B visa approvals between 2015 and 2017, a US think-tank report has said.
13 Apr 2018Donald Trump
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 2018H-1B Visa
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.
01 Apr 2018United States of America
Amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump administration, the process of filing petitions for H-1B, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins tomorrow for the fiscal year 2019.
30 Mar 2018United States of America
Multiple H-1B applications will lead to rejection of the petitions, a federal American agency has warned foreign workers, days ahead of the initiation of filing process for the non-immigrant visa, popular among Indian techies.
24 Mar 2018Donald Trump
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.
21 Mar 2018United States of America
The H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2019 beginning October 1, 2018, will be accepted from April 2, a federal agency announced.