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H-1B visa

Trump admin imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers ahead of presidential election

Already a large number of Indians have lost their jobs and are headed back home during the pandemic that has severely hit the US economy

07 Oct 2020 10:26 AM

US court turns down challenge to Trump's temporary ban on H-1B visa

The lawsuit was filed by 169 Indian nationals who are residing in US in lawful nonimmigrant status under temporary labour petitions

18 Sep 2020 2:07 PM

Indian national arrested in USD 21 million H-1B visa fraud

Ashish Sawhney allegedly used four corporations to orchestrate improper submission of fraudulent applications for H-1B work visas

22 Aug 2020 1:09 PM

Joe Biden highlights Trump's H-1B move to woo Indian-Americans on Independence Day

Speaking after Biden, Kamala Harris said Indian and US communities are bound together by so much more than 'our shared history and culture'

16 Aug 2020 9:08 AM

Trump's blocking of H-1B visas harming the US, say Facebook, Amazon, Apple

More than 50 tech firms have signed onto a court filing in support of a suit by US Chamber of Commerce against Trump blocking work visas.

11 Aug 2020 9:22 PM

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H-1B workers now can't be employed in US federal jobs following Trump's executive order

The move follows the June 23 suspension of H-1B and other foreign work visas until end 2020 to safeguard American jobs in an election year.

04 Aug 2020 9:59 PM

US now says no new foreign students for all-online classes

There were more than 1 million international students in US for 2018-19 academic year, according to the Institute of International Education

25 Jul 2020 8:56 AM

Harvard and MIT sue Trump administration to save their foreign students

The latest rules force the universities' foreign students to leave the United States unless they attend at least one in-person course

09 Jul 2020 10:09 AM

Key segment of US economy, tech firms will be hit by Trump's ban on hiring H-1B workers

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech firms have long relied on skilled immigrants to fill key positions of engineers and data scientists.

24 Jun 2020 7:38 PM

"Disappointed" says Google CEO Sundar Pichai on H1-B visa ban

Pichai said he would stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all

23 Jun 2020 1:23 PM

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As US looks to suspend H-1B visas, Nasscom seeks exemptions for tech workers

It said without H-1B, L1 workers, “economic pain would worsen, industry would slow, and the timeline for treatment and cure could lengthen”.

12 Jun 2020 7:39 PM

Techies who studied in the US are in luck, a new legislation gives them preference for H-1B visas

But outsourcing companies will not be allowed to displace American workers by filling vacancies with H-1B and L-1 visa holders

23 May 2020 6:31 PM

Indian nationals stuck in US after H-1B visa cards suspended

Last month, H-1B visa holders launched a petition urging President Trump to extend their permissible stay from 60 to 180 days after job loss

12 May 2020 1:23 PM

Infosys to pay USD 800,000 to settle case with California Attorney General

Fine will be paid to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers and tax fraud, officials said.

18 Dec 2019 4:44 PM

US says applications for H-1B visa to be accepted from April 1, 2020

Companies applying for H-1B visas for foreign workers for fiscal year 2021 would have to register online and pay a processing fee of USD 10.

07 Dec 2019 11:53 AM

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4 Indian-Americans arrested in US for H-1B visa fraud

The conspiracy charge carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine.

03 Jul 2019 10:03 AM

US has no plans to cap H-1B work visa programme: State Department

Trump Administration has no plans to place caps on H-1B work visas, said State Department spokeswoman.

21 Jun 2019 12:10 PM

US didn’t inform about cap on H-1B visas: India

India is among the countries in favour of data-localisation which, in the Indian context, refers to storage of data on Indian servers.

21 Jun 2019 2:56 AM

Not received any communication on H-1B visa cap from US: Commerce ministry

Irked by India's data requirements, the US is considering restrictions on H-1B visa to work in that country, a report said.

20 Jun 2019 4:46 PM

US tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules: Sources

There is no current country-specific limit on the 85,000 H-1B work visas granted each year, and an estimated 70 pc go to Indians.

20 Jun 2019 8:44 AM

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