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US needs comprehensive reform of H-1B system: NYT

US needs comprehensive reform of H-1B system: NYT

Infosys' plan to hire 10,000 Americans is "less of a cause" for celebration than it appears as the need of the hour is a comprehensive H-1B reform than the pledge by the Indian technology giant to create jobs in the US, a leading American daily has said.

TCS, Infosys accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas: Nasscom

TCS, Infosys accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas: Nasscom

IT industry body Nasscom on Monday came out in defence of its members TCS and Infosys, saying the two accounted for only 7,504 -- 8.8 per cent -- of the approved H-1B visas in 2014-15.

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.

Donald Trump signs 'buy American, hire American' order targeting H-1B visa programme

Donald Trump signs 'buy American, hire American' order targeting H-1B visa programme

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that calls for a review of the H-1B visa programme, saying they should never be used to replace American workers and must be given to the most skilled and highest paid applicants.

Donald Trump to sign executive order on reform of H-1B visa system

Donald Trump to sign executive order on reform of H-1B visa system

US President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would tighten the process of issuing the H-1B visas and seek a review of the system for creating an "entirely new structure" for awarding these visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT firms and professionals.

Suspension on expedited H-1B visa to affect IT companies: Nasscom

Suspension on expedited H-1B visa to affect IT companies: Nasscom

Industry body Nasscom on Sunday said that US' decision to temporarily suspend the expedited premium processing of H-1B visas will lead to process delays for Indian IT firms too.

H-1B visa issue not a priority for Trump, but to be part of larger immigration reforms package: US to India​

H-1B visa issue not a priority for Trump, but to be part of larger immigration reforms package: US to India​

The US has assured India that the H-1B visas issue was not a priority for it and would be part of the larger immigration reforms package that the new Trump administration is working on.

US to temporarily suspend premium processing of H-1B visas

US to temporarily suspend premium processing of H-1B visas

The US on Friday said it is temporarily suspending the 'premium processing' of H-1B visas from April 3, eliminating the option of shorter wait times for the programme that helps highly skilled foreigners work at American firms.

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

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.

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.