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Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US govt for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional

The company's H-1B petition on behalf of Anisetty was denied on the sole ground that the job offered to him did not qualify as an H-1B speciality occupation, the lawsuit said.

May 17, 2019, 13:30 PM IST

H-1B visa holders frequently placed in poor working conditions, vulnerable to abuse: US think tank

The report by US think tank comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America.

Jan 17, 2019, 08:40 AM IST

Donald Trump promises changes to H1-B visas, including potential citizenship

Donald Trump has assured to bring in changes that would simplify the H-1B visa and also add a degree of certainty to it.

Jan 11, 2019, 19:45 PM IST

US makes H-1B visa rules tougher; Indian IT professionals to be hit

The Trump administration has introduced a new set of stringent provisions to the H-1B labour application process.

Nov 02, 2018, 22:46 PM IST

India's TCS among top 10 firms to get foreign labour certification for H-1B visas

The H-1B visas are the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.

Oct 23, 2018, 12:01 PM IST

Donald Trump administration to propose major changes in H-1B visas

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January 2019.

Oct 18, 2018, 06:21 AM IST

Penalty imposed on US company for paying low wages to H-1B employees

As a result, People Tech Group Inc has been asked to pay its 12 employees USD 309,914 and has been slapped with a penalty of USD 45,564, it said.

Sep 14, 2018, 07:55 AM IST

No change H-1B visa processing, Swaraj to rake issue during 2+2 dialogue

There's been a substantial increase in denial of H-1B visa petitions of Indians by the US Immigration authority as compared to people of other nationalities.

Aug 31, 2018, 08:23 AM IST

Substantial increase in denial of H1-B petitions of Indians, says report

Indian applicants also received the most number of Request for Evidence for applications than the people from other countries, says a report from National Foundation for American Policy.

Jul 30, 2018, 23:20 PM IST

US receives over 5,000 complaints on H-1B visa fraud: Report

More than 5,000 complaints of H-1b visa fraud and abuse have been received by a federal agency on a dedicated email helpline that was launched by the Trump administration last year, an official said.

May 30, 2018, 07:25 AM IST

130 powerful US lawmakers want Trump to continue granting work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

A bipartisan group of 130 US lawmakers led by influential Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has urged the Trump administration to continue granting work authorisation to certain dependent spouses of non-immigrant workers holding H-1B visas, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.

May 18, 2018, 08:12 AM IST

More H-1B visas going to US technology companies: Report

Four out of the six high-profile US tech companies were among the top 10 employers for approved H-1B petitions for initial employment in fiscal 2017, a US think-tank has said in its latest report, reflecting the strong demand for high-skilled talent in the US economy.

Apr 27, 2018, 16:27 PM IST

H1B approvals for Indian IT companies drop by 43% between 2015-17: Report

The National Foundation for American Policy in a report said that the 8,468 new H-1B visas for Indian-based companies in the finanacial year 2017 equaled only 0.006 percent of the 160 million in the US labour force.

Apr 25, 2018, 13:33 PM IST

Withdrawing work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders would hurt economy, say US lawmakers

Roughly 80 per cent of H-4 visa holders are women, and many had successful jobs and held advanced degrees in their native countries before coming to the US with their H-1B spouses.

Apr 25, 2018, 10:40 AM IST

H1B approvals for Indian IT companies drop by 43 per cent between 2015-17: Report

The top seven Indian-based companies received only 8,468 approved H-1B petitions for initial employment in FY 2017, a decline of 43 per cent for these companies since FY 2015, when it received 14,792 H-1B visas.

Apr 25, 2018, 10:35 AM IST

Toughest ever H-1B visa application process begins amidst unprecedented scrutiny

H-1B is considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly-skilled Indian professionals.

Apr 02, 2018, 12:06 PM IST

Strict H-1B visa rule will not impact Indian IT firms, says Mohandas Pai

The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals.

Mar 04, 2018, 17:56 PM IST

Don't panic, no fundamental change in H-1B visa programme, assures US diplomat

The H1-B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US firms to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers.

Feb 26, 2018, 23:52 PM IST

Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B extension policy

The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers.

Jan 09, 2018, 13:33 PM IST