Apr 09, 2021 10:40 PM IST
A surge of arrivals on the border has put nearly 20,000 migrant children in government custody — the largest number in recent memory — creating chaos and confusion as immigration authorities scramble to care for them, contact their parents and process them for release
- Mar 24, 2021 04:42 PM IST
The lawsuit alleges that close to 91,000 of them have lost jobs as the US immigration agency “stalled processing visa extension”. The lawsuit also highlights the plight of L-1 visa holders. Of the 1.25 lakh H-4 visas issued in the US in 2019, Indians accounted for over 1 lakh.
- Feb 19, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Indians are one of the largest beneficiaries of the employment-based visa categories like H-1B and L-1. The bill addresses a few key issues that had made living in the US tough and uncertain for Indians over the last few years.
- Feb 07, 2021 12:02 PM IST
USCIS opens the H-1B electronic registration process on March 9 till March 25 based on lottery. The Department of Homeland Security has delayed the implementation of the wage-based H-1B selection process till December 31.
- Feb 05, 2021 04:40 PM IST
The move came after the US appeals court ruled on December 16, 2020, that the USCIS used the said memo to deny H-1B petition in an 'arbitrary and capricious' manner for an employee at Innova Solutions.
- Jan 31, 2021 12:52 PM IST
Two decisions that made getting H-1B visas difficult have been put on hold for 60 days, awaiting review.
- Jan 29, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The increase is attributed mainly to US court rulings that rescinded two unfavourable memos of 2010 and 2018, which had resulted in increased rejection rates between October 2019 and March 2020.
- Jan 24, 2021 01:00 PM IST
With favourable H-1B visa regime in the offing under Joe Biden administration, ramp up in hiring by tech firms and salary increments, there is no good time to be a techie than now
- Jan 20, 2021 03:53 PM IST
After the wage hike rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented a final rule to strengthen H-1B visas with the focus on employer-employee relationships.
- Jan 17, 2021 01:01 PM IST
In a last-ditch attempt to push its anti-immigration agenda, the Trump administration last week reissued rules for wage hikes and H-1B visa programme.
- Jan 10, 2021 11:45 AM IST
After extending the ban on skilled work visas like H-1B till March 2021, the Trump administration on January 8 published the final rule that ended the H-1B lottery process.
- Dec 16, 2020 10:26 PM IST
These H4 visa holders are spouses of H-1B visa holders in the US and majority of them Indians. A group of 45 foreign nationals filed a lawsuit against the immigration agency for the same in the Northern District Court of California on November 3, 2020, for unreasonable delay in issuing H4 EAD renewals.
- Dec 14, 2020 04:12 PM IST
For those who have already invested, lobbying is the only option. Saran explained that there are close to 100 investors in their group, who are reaching out to Senators and local Congressmen, through calls, voice messages, emails and tweets.
- Dec 13, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Though denial rates for fresh H-1B petitions have come down in FY20, it is still high compared to five years back, under Obama administration.
- Dec 06, 2020 12:06 PM IST
New H-1B rule changes were rolled back, S386 bill that eliminates the country cap for employment-based category and lawsuit challenging optional practical training was blocked by US courts.
- Sep 25, 2020 04:13 PM IST
There is a cap of 140,000 for employment-based Green Card with a per year with per country cap 7 percent.
Indians are the largest beneficiaries of H-1B and L-1 visas and also one of the largest employment-based Green Card applicants in the US in the EB-2 (advanced degree holders) and EB-3 category.
- Sep 11, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The US government wants to widen biometric collection beyond fingerprints, photographs and signatures to include DNA, iris scans and voice and palm prints, among other things. It also wants to collect these data from more people, including employers and family members sponsoring an immigrant. And it wants to store these data even after an immigrant becomes a citizen. All this has raised huge concerns over the threat of continued surveillance and invasion of privacy.
- Aug 21, 2020 03:44 PM IST
An Indian national, Ashish Sawhney also allegedly attempted to naturalise as a US citizen by submitting an application containing false statements.
- Aug 16, 2020 01:14 PM IST
The US Consulates in India that were closed due to COVID-19 will start operations from August 17 across major cities. New applicants were selected for the second lottery and H-1B workers that check the new criteria can now enter the US.
- Aug 13, 2020 08:52 PM IST
The visa ban has not come as a surprise for many as it is election year and Trump and his party are riding on anti-immigration sentiments.
- Aug 13, 2020 02:47 PM IST
While this is a welcome move, caveats guidance about seniority, unique and significant contributions that go along with the exceptions still allow a lot of leeway in interpretation of the new guidance, NASSCOM said.
- Aug 06, 2020 03:57 PM IST
US Senate blocks bill that would have cleared the backlog. Of the more than 5 lakh Indians in the Green Card queue, a majority has invested in homes and other assets. Since this is an election year, it is not known when the bill would be taken up again.
- Aug 03, 2020 08:21 PM IST
The pact allows the departments to share and access information about immigrant and non-immigrant petition records.
- Jul 19, 2020 01:01 PM IST
Indians continue to be one of the largest beneficiaries of 85,000 H-1B visas issued every year.
- Jul 05, 2020 02:00 PM IST
After temporary suspension of skilled non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, US administration's '2020 Spring Agenda' suggests there are more changes being planned.