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The Great Gujarati Migration And The American Dream

The Great Gujarati Migration And The American Dream

The desire to move out of Gujarat is not new. Migration of Gujaratis to the US and other countries happened in three phases which began after land-holdings of the otherwise landed and rich Patidars decreased with the expansion of families; a process that had...

14 April 2022
US: H1-B Visa Registration For FY2023 To Start From 1st March

US: H1-B Visa Registration For FY2023 To Start From 1st March

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in a statement said the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon...

30 January 2022

No In-Person Interview For US Visas: State Department

US Visa applicants applying for a range of visas will now be exempted from in-person interviews as the US department of state has issued fresh guidelines owing...

US Waives In-person Interviews For Range Of Visas, Including H-1B, For 2022: State Dept

US Waives In-person Interviews For Range Of Visas, Including H-1B, For 2022: State Dept

There will be no in-person interview for certain visa applicants, which also include H-1B visas. It is a non-immigrant visa usually issued to workers with...

24 December 2021

HCL Technologies Not The only Indian Company To Be Accused Of Violating H-1B Visa Norms

According to the whistle-blower report by EPI, HCL makes a profit by placing temporary H-1B visa workers at numerous top companies.

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01 September 2021
US Lawmakers Seek Permanent Residence For H1B Visa Holders, Can Be Game Changer For Indians

US Lawmakers Seek Permanent Residence For H1B Visa Holders, Can Be Game Changer For Indians

Under the current system, individuals from countries with large populations -- such as India and China -- face decades-long wait times to achieve lawful...


15 July 2021
Indian Talent Moving To Other Countries Due To Outdated H-1B Visa Policy: US Experts Tell Lawmakers To Act

Indian Talent Moving To Other Countries Due To Outdated H-1B Visa Policy: US Experts Tell Lawmakers To Act

The experts have urged the Congress to act fast to prevent the Indian talent from moving to Canada from the United States.


19 March 2021
Senators Urge President Joe Biden To Revoke Ban On H-1B And Other Visas

Senators Urge President Joe Biden To Revoke Ban On H-1B And Other Visas

In June 2020, Donald Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, ceasing the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas, based on the alleged...


13 March 2021
Biden Admin To Reconsider Objections To H-1B Visas During Trump Regime

Biden Admin To Reconsider Objections To H-1B Visas During Trump Regime

The move is expected to ease Indian IT professionals who were having a tough time during the previous Trump admin due to various policieson non-immigrant work...


02 March 2021
Trump 'Gutted' US Immigration System: Homeland Security Secretary

Trump 'Gutted' US Immigration System: Homeland Security Secretary

A day earlier, Trump at an event in Florida had alleged that the Biden administration has put the national security at risk by opening up the borders to...


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25 February 2021
Joe Biden Overturns Donald Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants

Joe Biden Overturns Donald Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants

Former President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market


09 February 2021
US Court Seeks Joint Status Report On H4 visas By March

US Court Seeks Joint Status Report On H4 visas By March

An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders


09 February 2021
US Court Seeks Joint Status Report On H4 visas By March

US Court Seeks Joint Status Report On H4 visas By March

An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders


06 February 2021
Registration For H-1B Visa To Begin On March 9

Registration For H-1B Visa To Begin On March 9

Biden administration announced that it will continue with the traditional lottery system to issue the much sought-after work visa to foreign professionals.


22 January 2021
Apple, Google Cheer For Joe Biden's Immigration Reforms

Apple, Google Cheer For Joe Biden's Immigration Reforms

Apple CEO Tim Cook welcomed President Biden's 'commitment to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform that reflects the American values of justice, fairness...


12 January 2021
Explained: What Are H-1B Work Visas, Requirements, Old Lottery System, And New Wage-Based Rules?

Explained: What Are H-1B Work Visas, Requirements, Old Lottery System, And New Wage-Based Rules?

Once again, the US administration amended the H-1B visa norms by changing the rules to give priority to higher wages and skills for the selection of deserving...


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03 December 2020
US Court Blocks Two H-1B Regulations Proposed By Trump Administration

US Court Blocks Two H-1B Regulations Proposed By Trump Administration

H-1B visas is a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical...


02 December 2020
Judge Throws Out Donald Trump Rules Limiting Skilled-Worker Visas

Judge Throws Out Donald Trump Rules Limiting Skilled-Worker Visas

The changes applying to the H-1B visa program announced in October include imposing salary requirements on companies employing skilled overseas workers and...


29 October 2020
Proposal To Scrap Lottery System For H-1B Visas By Trump Admin

Proposal To Scrap Lottery System For H-1B Visas By Trump Admin

The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality...


23 October 2020
Donald Trump's Order On H1-B And L-1 Visas Cost USD 100B, Claims Think Tank

Donald Trump's Order On H1-B And L-1 Visas Cost USD 100B, Claims Think Tank

The executive order signed by Donald Trump on June 22 temporarily bans issuing of fresh H1-B and L-1 visas.


22 October 2020
US Proposes Not To Issue Business Visa For H1-B Speciality Occupations

US Proposes Not To Issue Business Visa For H1-B Speciality Occupations

The move is likely to impact several Indian companies which send their technology professionals on B-1 visas for a short stay to complete jobs on-site in the...


20 October 2020
'Harmful And Haphazard', Lawsuit Filed Against H1-B Regulations

'Harmful And Haphazard', Lawsuit Filed Against H1-B Regulations

The H1-B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.


07 October 2020
Trump Administration's New Curbs On H1-B Visas To Narrow Definition Of 'Specialty Occupation'

Trump Administration's New Curbs On H1-B Visas To Narrow Definition Of 'Specialty Occupation'

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


07 October 2020
H-1B Visas Should Be Reserved Only For 'Specialised Talent': White House

H-1B Visas Should Be Reserved Only For 'Specialised Talent': White House

The statement came hours after the Donald Trump administration announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at...


05 August 2020
H1B Visa: Democrats Urge Trump Admin To Exempt Healthcare Workers From Restrictions

H1B Visa: Democrats Urge Trump Admin To Exempt Healthcare Workers From Restrictions

President Donald Trump, in his June proclamation, banned the entry into the US of workers in several key non-immigrant visa categories, including the H-1B,...


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