21 Jun 2020
United States President Donald Trump will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days.
02 May 2020
The United States on Friday announced a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants, who have been asked to produce various documents.
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.
31 Mar 2020
With the global economy dwindling in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, professionals working on H-1B visas in the United States fear massive job cuts, hence, they have asked the administration to allow them to stay there for longer.
10 Nov 2019
A United States court has refused to strike down an Obama-era visa regulation which permits the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work, albeit temporarily.
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.
02 May 2019
In the recent times, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been denying the approval of applications filed by a new employer on various grounds, thus making it difficult for the current H-1B visa holders to switch jobs in the US.
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.
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.
17 Nov 2018
A legislation seeking to prohibit the Trump administration from revoking the work authorization of spouses of H-1B visa holders, including Indians, has been introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who said that eliminating this benefit would force many foreign workers to use their talents to compete against American businesses.
09 Nov 2018
Claiming there has been a "dramatic increase" in the number of H-1B visas being held up, a coalition of American employers representing top IT companies has alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is acting outside of its own regulations.
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.
14 Sep 2018
A US-based IT staffing company has been asked to pay over $300,000 (over Rs. 2cr) to 12 H-1B employees for paying them far below their salary and imposed a penalty of over $45,000 (Rs. 32L) for violating the labor provisions.
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.
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.
08 May 2018
Technology professionals from India accounted for 74.2% of the total number of H-1B visas issued by the US in 2016 and the next year the figure rose to 75.6%, a government report titled "Characteristics of H-1B Specialty Occupation Workers" 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.
03 Apr 2018
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.
03 Apr 2018
The US has started accepting applications for H-1B visas, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump administration.
02 Apr 2018
The toughest ever application process for the US' H-1B, considered the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins today.
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.
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.
03 Mar 2018
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.
23 Feb 2018
US President Donald Trump's administration announced new H-1B visa rules, ahead of the filing season, expected from April 2.
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.
04 Jan 2018
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
The Donald Trump administration is taking another step in its "Buy American, Hire American" initiative, possibly affecting 7,50,000 Indians.
25 Dec 2017
Things are looking tough for Indian professionals planning to work in the US.
16 Dec 2017
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.
26 Oct 2017
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.
19 Sep 2017
The US has resumed premium processing of H-1B visas subject to a cap of 65,000.
06 Jun 2017
Responding to Trump's accusation that India received billions of dollars to sign the Paris Agreement, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that the Agreement was "neither signed under pressure, nor money".
27 May 2017
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.
15 Dec 2016
Disney is being sued by a group of former IT employees in the US state of Florida.