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Provisions of Immigration bill self-defeating for US

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 09:42

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`

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 22:32

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 11:43

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 14:26

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 12:19

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 09:01

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 09:01

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10:42

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

Top 10 H1B visa companies outsource jobs overseas: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:35

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.

Increase H1-B visas to let foreign talent stay: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 14:16

Arguing in favour of increasing H-1B visas that are highly popular among Indian professionals, a leading American daily has said the US should not let foreign talent wither away to other countries.

US softens stand on L-1, H-1B visas

Last Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 21:54

As India announced plans to take the issue of "discriminatory" increase in US visa fees to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Washington assured it continued to fully support the admission of qualified Indians.

US announces changes in the F-1, H-1B visas

Last Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 13:57

Amidst pending comprehensive immigration reform, the United States has proposed several steps including changes in the F-1 and H-1B visas to attract foreign skilled workforce, a move likely to benefit professionals from countries like India.