US visas

Trump demands border wall, visa changes as part of immigration fix

Trump demands border wall, visa changes as part of immigration fix

The debate on immigration will be a pivotal issue in Washington in early 2018 ahead of midterm congressional elections in November.  

Dec 29, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
Trump sends immigration enforcement plan to Congress

Trump sends immigration enforcement plan to Congress

Nearly 800,000 undocumented young people currently benefits from DACA.

Oct 09, 2017, 08:34 AM IST

US provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers

"As a demonstration of the administration`s commitment to supporting American businesses, DHS is providing this one-time increase to the congressionally set annual cap," Kelly said in a statement.

Jul 17, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
PM Modi to discuss H-1B visa issue with Trump next month

PM Modi to discuss H-1B visa issue with Trump next month

PM Modi is expected to meet President Trump during the G20 Summit in Hamburg in Germany early next month.

Jun 05, 2017, 17:32 PM IST
40% decline in US visas for Pakistanis; 28% increase for India

40% decline in US visas for Pakistanis; 28% increase for India

Interestingly, the number of non-immigrant US visas to Indians has increased by 28 percent in March and April this year as compared to the monthly average of the previous year, according to the newly-released monthly official data.

May 29, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush

H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush

The US on Friday said the premium processing of H-1B visas, which are popular among Indian IT firms and professionals, has been suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas in the first week of April.

Mar 17, 2017, 11:26 AM IST
Applications for fiscal 2018 H1-B to be accepted from April 3

Applications for fiscal 2018 H1-B to be accepted from April 3

The Congressional mandated limit on H-1B visas include 65,000 in the general category and another 20,000 for those foreign students who have masters or higher degree from a US academic institution.

Mar 16, 2017, 15:19 PM IST
Trump bars people of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering US, orders new vetting rules

Trump bars people of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering US, orders new vetting rules

"I am establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. We don't want them here," Trump said.

Jan 29, 2017, 00:34 AM IST

H1B visa lowers wages, has negligible impact on patents: study

Contrary to popular perception, H-1B visas have insignificant impact on new patents in the short term and also results in lower wages, according to a study.

May 07, 2015, 07:19 AM IST

Modi can change course of dialogue on US visas: NRN Murthy

Exuding confidence in Narendra Modi`s leadership, IT industry veteran NR Narayana Murthy on Monday said the new Prime Minister is "in a position to change the course of dialogue" on US visas for the over USD 118 billion industry.

May 26, 2014, 20:53 PM IST

India seeks more US visas for its high-skilled workers

As the US moves forward to reform its immigration system, India has said that a generous American visa policy for the country`s high-skilled workers would help everyone and both nations will emerge as winners.

Apr 15, 2013, 20:11 PM IST

India seeks more US visas for its high-skilled workers

As the US moves forward to reform its immigration system, India has said that a generous American visa policy for the country`s high-skilled workers would help everyone.

Apr 15, 2013, 19:55 PM IST

US lawmakers question sharp rise in denial of H1B, L1 visas

Voicing concern over increasing rates of denial of H-1B and L1 work visas, that are popular among Indian professionals, top US lawmakers and corporate bigwigs have questioned the Obama administration over the issue, warning this would hurt American business interests.

Feb 17, 2012, 14:08 PM IST

US visas: India on waiting list

The Obama administration has put India literally on the waiting list mode!

Feb 14, 2012, 17:12 PM IST

US visas: India on waiting list

The Obama administration has put India literally on the waiting list mode!

Jan 18, 2012, 17:59 PM IST

US visas pose `appallingly pervasive problem`

A day after India raised the issue of visas for Indian professionals and skilled workers, a senior US official acknowledged that visas posed an "appallingly pervasive problem" in science and technology cooperation.

Jun 25, 2010, 10:25 AM IST

Pakistan harassing US diplomats: Report

Pakistan has held up visas for US diplomats, military service members and others, apparently because of hostility within the country toward the expansion of US operations in Pakistan, a senior US diplomat said on Wednesday.

Dec 17, 2009, 13:07 PM IST