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IT companies sue US on visa rules

The lawsuit alleges that the requirement of itinerary is unlawful.

17 Oct 2018 1:33 AM

IT group sues US immigration agency over shorter duration of H-1B visas

The H-1B visa is typically issued for three to six years to employers to hire a foreign worker.

16 Oct 2018 4:20 PM

Will end work permits for families of H-1B visa holders in 3 months: US

Department of Homeland Security said new rule would be submitted to Office of Management of Budget, White House, within three months.

22 Sep 2018 9:34 AM

Weak rupee helps IT cos beat visa issues

While US growth continued to linger in mid single digits, Europe was the key driver clocking 17 per cent YoY growth.

06 Aug 2018 12:09 AM

More than three-fourths of green card waiting list comprise of Indians: USCIS

As of May 2018, there were 395,025 foreign nationals waiting for Green Card under the employment-based preference category.

07 Jun 2018 3:15 PM


No decision about H4 visas is final until rulemaking process is completed: USCIS

The Trump administration is planning to revoke a rule that makes spouses of thousands of immigrant workers eligible to work while in the US.

19 May 2018 1:07 PM

Over 74 per cent H-1B visas given to Indians in last 2 years: US

China with a little over nine per cent, comes a distant second after India in terms of number of H-1B visas.

08 May 2018 8:53 AM

US want visa applicants to submit phone, email, social media details

The State Department estimates that the new visa forms would affect 710,000 immigrant and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants.

30 Mar 2018 2:16 PM

Indian techies hopeful: Bill to up Green Card grant tabled in US House

The bill seeks to increase the allotment of Green Cards from the current 1,20,000 to 1,75,000 per annum.

11 Jan 2018 2:15 PM

Wake up Indians! American dream is over: US to stop H-1B visa extension

The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

03 Jan 2018 12:24 PM


US resume premium processing of H-1B work visas in all categories

The H-1B visa allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

19 Sep 2017 12:50 PM

21 lakh Indian IT professionals applied for H-1B visa in 11 years: report

USCIS received 3.4 million (34 lakh) H-1B visas applications, of which people from India accounted for 21 lakh.

01 Aug 2017 12:10 PM

India has taken up visa issue with US: Nirmala Sitharaman

US has not made any comprehensive changes to the work visa programmes including H-1B visas so far.

17 Jul 2017 7:39 PM

Increase salary of H-1B visa holders to $80,000: US Labour Secretary

Acosta told a Congressional panel that it would address to a large extent the problem of replacement of American workers by foreign workers.

29 Jun 2017 1:18 PM

Confident of more convergence between India-US: Modi in WSJ before Trump meet

Modi and Trump are due to hold afternoon talks and a working dinner at the White House, though no press conference is scheduled.

26 Jun 2017 7:07 PM


Legislative change needed to stop firms from using H-1B visas to replace US workers

Congress has a key role to play when it comes to protecting American workers, Acting Labour Secy said.

06 May 2017 2:36 PM

58-year-old Indian teacher sentenced for H-1B visa fraud in US

George Mariadas Kurusu, a H1-B visa holder and former FSISD teacher, has been in federal custody since his arrest in May last year.

28 Apr 2017 7:53 AM

TCS, Infosys unfairly procured H-1B visas, claims Trump administration

White House said TCS, Infosys and Cognizant have average wage for H-1B visas between USD 60,000 and USD 65,000 a year.

23 Apr 2017 5:45 PM

Wrap-up: America first, Australia next

The move to abolish the visa, used by over 95,000 workers, is aimed at tackling unemployment.

23 Apr 2017 6:47 AM

Donald Trump pushes for ‘buy American, hire American’

US President will sign an executive order to recommend changes to H-1B visa programme for skilled workers.

19 Apr 2017 3:20 AM