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US toughens H1-B visa procedure

Washington: The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a top federal agency official has told lawmakers, a move that could have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians. The move to end the Obama-era rule could have an impact on more than […]

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Trump admin makes H1-B visa approval tough

Washington: The Trump administration has announced a new policy that makes very tough the procedure of issuing H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites, a move that will hugely impact Indian IT companies and their employees. Under the new policy, the company would have to go an extra length to […]

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Green card to be impacted, H-1B visa spared: Trump’s immigration order

The order will stay in effect for green cards for the coming 2 months, subject to extensions based on recommendations of departments

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India

H-1B visa: No communication on cap from US to India

Nasscom cautioned that any move by the US to limit tech workers’ visa will weaken American companies that depend on these work permits to fill skill-gaps

 

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

Washington, DC: A US think tank has claimed that H-1B workers are “vulnerable to abuse” and frequently placed in “poor working conditions”, seeking reforms like a substantial increase in wages to those holding the visa, popular among Indian IT professionals.   In a report, the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council also sought safeguards […]

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India to raise H1B visa issue at ‘2 plus 2’ dialogue

New Delhi: The government on Thursday expressed concern over the tightening of the visa regime in the United States following President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American’ policy and said it would effectively raise the issue at the “2 plus 2 dialogue” to be held here in September. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya […]

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Economy

Disappointed over US plans to tighten visa norms, says Suresh Prabhu

 New Delhi: India on Thursday expressed disappointment over the US plans to prohibit spouses of H1-B visa holders to work in America and hoped that the Trump administration would take “corrective actions” on the issue. “The US decision to put certain restrictions on visas is quite disappointing and we hope that the US will take corrective […]

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Indian-Americans welcome continuing H-1B visa extension

Washington: Indian-Americans today welcomed the Trump Administration’s decision of not blocking extensions to H-1B visas, saying the “devastating” move would have caused “unprecedented” brain drain and hurt American businesses. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services had yesterday said it was not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country. The announcement […]

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US seeks new regulations to curb extension of H-1B visas

Washington: The US is considering new regulations to prevent the extension of H-1B visas as part of president Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, a move which could hit tech firms and hundreds of thousands of Indian IT professionals, a media report said. The move could directly stop hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from […]