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Donald Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit

Donald Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit

In a blow to Indian IT industry and professionals, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order for tightening the rules of the H-1B visa programme to stop its "abuse" and ensure that the visas are given to the "most-skilled or highest paid" petitioners.

Life beyond H-1B: Try L1, EB5 visas, experts suggest

The cap for US H-1B visas for 2018 may have been reached but immigration experts say that Indian applicants, who form the majority of the recipients of such visas, have other options as well -- such as the L1 and EB5 visas.

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.

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.

Donald Trump favours 'smart' Indian students staying back in US

Donald Trump favours 'smart' Indian students staying back in US

Indians studying in American educational institutions should not be kicked out as the country needs smart people like them, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said as he sought to set the record straight about his immigration policies.

I use H-1B visas, it should end: Donald Trump

I use H-1B visas, it should end: Donald Trump

Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump today said the H-1B visa programme he uses to employ highly-skilled foreign workers at his own businesses should end as it is "very unfair" for American workers and has been taking away their jobs.

US Senators introduce legislation to cut H1B visas by 15,000

Two American Senators have introduced a legislation in the Senate proposing to cut the number of popular H-1B visas by 15,000 and that such a visa be given to highest wage earner first.

H-1B visa reform bill introduced in US Senate

H-1B visa reform bill introduced in US Senate

Two US Senators have introduced a bipartisan legislation in the Senate seeking reform of H-1B visa programme and modify wage requirements while also calling for a sense of urgency against the "abuse of the system" over a scheme they claim has gotten away from its original intent.

'Infosys indulged in blatant violation of immigration laws'

Infosys also failed to monitor the status of foreign nationals that they had sponsored for travel and placement in the US by failing to maintain accurate I-9 forms and records for each foreign national as required by law, Bales said.

Los Angeles Mayor seeks expansion of H-1B visa programme

US President Barack Obama has said immigration reform is going to be one of his top priorities for his second term.