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US plans to allow spouse of H1B visa holder to work in America

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 18:06

Spouses of H-1B visa holders with technical skills may be allowed to work in the US under a new initiative by the Obama administration to attract the best and brightest from across the world.

Senators reach deal on H-1B visa expansion plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 00:12

As a result of this agreement, the Republicans are now expected to vote in favour of the Senate immigration bill, in particular those provisions related to the H-1B visas.

Indians lobby hard for a slice of immigration pie

Last Updated: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 19:18

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) argues that the proposed ban and restrictions on client site placement of H1B and L1 workers respectively and a limit on their total percentage in a company's workforce in the US would disproportionally affect Indian-born, highly-skilled workers.

'Family reunion in immigration bill would reduce remittances'

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 18:15

A US lawmaker has pitched for making family reunification a priority in the proposed comprehensive immigration reform bill arguing that this would prevent immigrants from remitting money back home and thus inject billions of dollars into the American economy.

US Immigration reform bill may harm Indian IT firms

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 16:13

The Senators, also known as the gang of eight, has put forward provisions in the bill, which when signed into law by the President, can harm the interests of Indian IT companies and professionals.

Obama hopeful of passage of immigration bill

Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013, 09:14

Barack Obama has expressed hope that the comprehensive immigration reform bill, currently being debated by the Congress, will be passed soon.

Immigration reform to boost US economy: Senators

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 09:39

Key authors of the comprehensive US immigration reform bill today reached out to the American businesses on their path-breaking legislative venture, saying that the bill addresses their concerns on skill shortage and would boost the country's economic growth.

TCS, Wipro and Infosys accused of abusing H-1B visas

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 13:04

Amidst Congressional debate on the comprehensive immigration reform, a top US Senator has accused big Indian IT companies - TCS, Infosys and Wipro - of abusing the H-1B visa system.

FM meets US Treasury Secy, flags concern over H1B visa issue

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:30

Chidambaram said that temporary relocation of knowledge workers on site to service a client should not be confused with immigration.

Barack Obama backs immigration reform bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 08:24

President Barack Obama has endorsed a proposed legislation to overhaul the US immigration system which will allow 11 million undocumented immigrants, including 240,000 Indians, to become American citizens.

US immigration bill to increase H1B visa, may hit Indian firms

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:15

The sweeping US immigration bill, likely to be unveiled Tuesday, may propose a substantial increase in the much sought after H-1B visa, but the conditions imposed therein, if approved by the Congress, would prove to be a death knell for Indian-American companies.

H-1B cap reached; lottery will decide fate

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 11:37

The Congressional mandated cap for H-1B is 65,000.