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  • H1-B visa restrictions: Democratic lawmakers urge Donald Trump admin to exempt healthcare workers Aug 05, 2020 11:31 AM IST

    H1-B visa restrictions: Democratic lawmakers urge Donald Trump admin to exempt healthcare workers

    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, arguing that they eat into American jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • H-1B visa ban | CRISIL estimates Rs 1,200-crore impact on Indian IT firms Jul 06, 2020 03:31 PM IST

    H-1B visa ban | CRISIL estimates Rs 1,200-crore impact on Indian IT firms

    CRISIL, however, said that the marginal impact will be over and above the up to 2.50 percent decline in IT firms' profits because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • H-1B visas: India tops list of registrants, says USCIS Apr 01, 2020 10:17 PM IST

    H-1B visas: India tops list of registrants, says USCIS

    After India, China is the second largest beneficiary at 13.2 percent.

  • H1-B visa denials touch all-time high: Report   Aug 12, 2019 03:10 PM IST

    H1-B visa denials touch all-time high: Report  

    The Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration has adversely affected Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, HCL Technologies and Wipro.

  • Trade Wars: Battle takes a turn as US mulls cap on H-1B Jun 20, 2019 07:01 PM IST

    Trade Wars: Battle takes a turn as US mulls cap on H-1B

    India is one of the largest beneficiaries of H-1B. The move if implemented will have an impact not only in Indian businesses but also global companies that employ them

  • US Court dismisses visa fraud lawsuit against Infosys, Apple Mar 15, 2019 08:15 PM IST

    US Court dismisses visa fraud lawsuit against Infosys, Apple

    The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by a whistleblower alleging that the iPhone maker Apple and Indian IT company Infosys conspired to bring two Indian nationals for training on B-1 visa instead of more expensive H1-B visa.

  • H1-B visa rule favouring adv degree holders to impact IT cos: Report Jan 15, 2019 08:28 PM IST

    H1-B visa rule favouring adv degree holders to impact IT cos: Report

    In December 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed reversing the process for H1-B selection favouring advance degree holders.

  • Bill introduced to protect work authorisation of spouses of H1-B visa holders Nov 17, 2018 01:27 PM IST

    Bill introduced to protect work authorisation of spouses of H1-B visa holders

    The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa through which many Indians workers are employed in US companies

  • Trump admin looks to toughen H-1B visa procedure Apr 24, 2018 02:20 PM IST

    Trump admin looks to toughen H-1B visa procedure

    The proposed regulation also aims to intensify efforts to crackdown on H-1B visa fraud, said Francis Cissna, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director in a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley.

  • Proposed US bill on H-1B visa has onerous conditions: Nasscom Jan 01, 2018 06:30 PM IST

    Proposed US bill on H-1B visa has onerous conditions: Nasscom

    According to Nasscom, the proposed US Bill 'Protect and Grow American Jobs' is riddled with "onerous conditions" and places "unprecedented obligations" on both Indian IT companies and clients using H-1B visas.

  • H1-B visa issue: India needs to lobby harder to be heard by the US Oct 31, 2017 04:02 PM IST

    H1-B visa issue: India needs to lobby harder to be heard by the US

    Little has changed in the attitude of the US towards H-1B visa workers despite President Donald Trump’s assurance to overhaul the system

  • NASSCOM's Chandrasekhar says no positive development seen from US on visa front Oct 26, 2017 03:55 PM IST

    NASSCOM's Chandrasekhar says no positive development seen from US on visa front

    While the NASSCOM chief sees low growth for Indian IT companies in the current year, he expects some improvement in 2018.

  • Infosys touts plan to hire Americans in face of visa pressures May 25, 2017 09:50 AM IST

    Infosys touts plan to hire Americans in face of visa pressures

    Infosys is the largest employer of workers under the U.S. H1-B visa program for skilled workers, which has been under fire as the Trump Administration moves to tighten a range of immigration laws. Many large companies hire so-called outsourcing firms such as Infosys to manage their computer operations.

  • White House welcomes Infosys decision to hire 10,000 Americans May 03, 2017 02:05 PM IST

    White House welcomes Infosys decision to hire 10,000 Americans

    Infosys yesterday announced it will hire 10,000 Americans in the next two years and open four new centres in the US as part of efforts to mitigate the impact of H1-B visa curbs.

  • Visa wars: Nasscom defends Indian IT firms, battles with White House over H1-B issue Apr 24, 2017 06:57 PM IST

    Visa wars: Nasscom defends Indian IT firms, battles with White House over H1-B issue

    The industry body said that the high number of H-1B allotments to Indians was 'a testimony to the high skill levels of Indian-origin professionals', especially in the very coveted STEM skills category

  • Experts not bullish on growth for IT cos; see pressure on wages in FY19 Apr 19, 2017 02:04 PM IST

    Experts not bullish on growth for IT cos; see pressure on wages in FY19

  • TCS unperturbed by possible changes to H1-B visa regime: CEO Apr 18, 2017 01:15 PM IST

    TCS unperturbed by possible changes to H1-B visa regime: CEO

    Gopinathan favoured a policy of engagement with various stake holders on the issue of H-1B visas in the US. He noted that the discourse is currently driven by emotions rather than economy.

  • Steps to protect US workers from H1-B visa 'abuse' announced Apr 05, 2017 01:45 PM IST

    Steps to protect US workers from H1-B visa 'abuse' announced

    The Labour Department said its effort to protect American workers will involve greater coordination with other government departments for investigation and, if necessary, prosecution.

  • Indian IT firms will apply H1-B for high level professionals this year: Nasscom Apr 04, 2017 02:32 PM IST

    Indian IT firms will apply H1-B for high level professionals this year: Nasscom

    Reacting to the latest H-1B memorandum issued by Trump administration, Nasscom has said that Indian IT companies will be 'applying for visas for higher level professionals this year’

  • Why this H1-B visa holder decided to start a furniture rental company Apr 03, 2017 07:16 PM IST

    Why this H1-B visa holder decided to start a furniture rental company

    The company which has so far tied up with manufacturing units based in India now plans to import products from China

  • Tata Consultancy says plans to step up local hiring in US Mar 23, 2017 10:55 PM IST

    Tata Consultancy says plans to step up local hiring in US

    "In the last four or five years, we have been recruiting heavily in the US," Girish Ramachandran, head of Asia Pacific region of TCS, told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia in China's Hainan province.

  • Nasscom may appoint special committee to discuss H-1B visa: Srcs Mar 07, 2017 02:01 PM IST

    Nasscom may appoint special committee to discuss H-1B visa: Srcs

    Information technology industry body, Nasscom is in the process of appointing a special committee to oversee discussions with the US government on tightening immigration norms.

  • What‘s making CLSA initiate coverage on L&T Tech with buy call? Mar 06, 2017 09:28 AM IST

    What‘s making CLSA initiate coverage on L&T Tech with buy call?

    Strong client base, niche focus could help the company post better earnings, feels CLSA. It expects L&T Tech to clock revenues of USD 1 billion in five years and is upbeat on the company‘s long-term prospects.

  • TCS buyback: Analysts hail move but see limited upside to stock Feb 21, 2017 10:27 AM IST

    TCS buyback: Analysts hail move but see limited upside to stock

    Analysts feel price and quantum of buyback better, but challenges in business environment on the back of H1-B visa issue, clarity on client budgets to impact the stock.

  • Indian IT industry faces twin challenges of Trump, automation Feb 18, 2017 01:49 PM IST

    Indian IT industry faces twin challenges of Trump, automation

    The sector, led by Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys Ltd and Wipro Ltd, is lobbying hard as the new US administration under President Donald Trump considers putting in place visa restrictions.

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