US Citizenship and Immigration Services
13 Mar 2021
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to foreign workers on visas, like H-1B, due to three policy memoranda by the Trump administration that have now been rescinded.
24 Nov 2020
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 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.
01 Apr 2020
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 2019
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 Mar 2019
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be reportedly accepting new H-1B visa petitions for fiscal 2020 from 1 April. For these, the employment start date would be 1 October, reported American Bazaar.
19 Feb 2019
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 2019
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
The H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2019 beginning October 1, 2018, will be accepted from April 2, a federal agency announced.
10 Jan 2018
Baljinder Singh, an Indian-origin man who hails from New Jersey, has become the first person to lose naturalized citizenship under the Trump presidency.
09 Jan 2018
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.
02 Jan 2018
The Donald Trump administration is taking another step in its "Buy American, Hire American" initiative, possibly affecting 7,50,000 Indians.
19 Nov 2017
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.