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H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

The US government is believed to have received about 250,000 petitions for H-1B visas - the most sought after American work visas - with a majority of them being from either Indian companies or having huge footprint in India.

 

H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

Majority of these estimated 250,000 H-1B visa applications are "certainly" either by companies that have Indian owner like TCS.

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.

Donald Trump says he is in favour of retaining foreign talent in US

Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that he is in favour of talented foreign students staying in the US after completing their studies and working in the Silicon Valley.

Need to expand H-1B visas: USIBC

This year the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received thousands of more applications than the number of H-1B visas it can grant, forcing it to decide on the successful applicants through a computerised draw of lots.

Mark Zuckerberg backed group against stringent laws on H-1B visas

Almost 86 percent of the H-1B visas that the US granted last year for computer jobs had gone to Indian workers.

Donald Trump sounds death knell to H-1B visas

Such a move, Trump argued, would force companies to give IT jobs to unemployed Americans and not cheaper workers from overseas, including India.

US grants 86% H-1B visas to Indians: Study

Most of the H-1B visas granted by the US government for workers in computer jobs are for people from India, according to new data.

US grants 86% H-1B visas to Indians: Study

Almost 86 percent of the H-1B visas that the US granted for computer jobs went to Indian workers, a Computerworld analysis analysis of government data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request shows.

American IT industry calls for raising cap on H-1B visas

More than 5,45,000 tech jobs remain vacant in the US which is having a deep impact on Silicon Valley-based firms, American IT industry has said while arguing in favour of raising the cap on H-1B visas to attract the brightest minds from across the globe.

American IT industry calls for raising cap on H-1B visas

More than 545,000 tech jobs remain vacant in the US which is having a deep impact on Silicon Valley-based firms, American IT industry has said while arguing in favour of raising the cap on H-1B visas to attract brightest minds from across the globe.

Provisions of Immigration bill self-defeating for US

Certain provisions of the current immigration reforms bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visas, are self-defeating for the United States, a top Indian economist has said.

`New US immigration bill to benefit Indian skilled workers`

The Senate version of the comprehensive immigration bill would benefit Indian skilled workers in the US, the Obama Administration said.

Key US Senate panel passes landmark immigration reform bill

The bill passed through the key Senate committee only after lawmakers reached a deal on H-1B visa expansion plan.

US engineers ask Senate to reject expansion of H1B visas

A professional US body of engineers has asked the Senators to reject any move to increase the number of H-1B visas, popular among Indian professionals, arguing that it has a damaging effect on American economy.

Visa curbs on Indian companies not in spirit of Indo-US ties: CII

Industry body CII on Friday urged the US to reject provisions of the Comprehensive Immigration Bill related to H-1B visas, which it alleged are discriminatory in nature, target Indian companies and therefore, is against the spirit of the growing India-US strategic partnership.

US uses lottery to choose recipients of H-1B visas

The US, which received about 124,000 applications for the 85,000 H-1B visas up for grabs this year, has used lottery to determine who all would be given the most sought after work visas among IT professionals.

US receives 50000 packages of H-1B petitions on first day

USCIS can reward a maximum of 65,000 H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2014 beginning October 1, 2013.

US engineers' body seeks curb on H-1B visas

The engineers' body has sought a legislation providing employment-based green cards for skilled immigrants.

Top 10 H1B visa companies outsource jobs overseas: Report

The Top 10 companies benefitting from H-1B visas are offshore outsourcers, a US publication reported Tuesday, prompting an eminent American engineering organisation to seek a review of the ongoing immigration reforms.