A work-authorisation program for foreign graduates of US colleges and universities has been expanding rapidly, new data show, potentially putting the program more squarely in the Trump administration’s crosshairs as it considers letting in fewer foreign workers.
In 2016 technology professionals from India accounted for 74.2 per cent of the total number of H-1B visas issued by the US and the next year the figure increased to 75.6 per cent, a government report said here today.
It is H-1B visa season, and American companies seeking high-skilled foreign workers have been rushing to submit applications for visas since the government started accepting them on Monday. For the sixth consecutive year, the federal government was flooded with so many petitions that it announced Friday that it had already reached its annual cap of…
For seven years, Deepika Jalakam sat at home. Bored, unfulfilled and dependent on her husband for every dime, she struggled with the notion that her professional life was doomed in the land of opportunity.
While large Indian IT companies are working towards reducing their dependency on H-1B visas by stepping up local hiring in the US, smaller companies and start-ups are learnt to have increased the applications for H-1B this year. Immigration experts say that while they are expecting a drop in the number of applications by large Indian…
Indian IT companies have dramatically reduced their H-1B visa filings and foreign nationals are exhibiting reluctance to make the jump to a US company due to the Trump administration’s hardline anti-immigration stance, a top Silicon Valley newspaper has said.
H-1B visa application: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will start the process of filing petitions for H-1B visa for the season 2018-19 on April 2. The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers. H-1B is considered as…
The process of filing petitions for H-1B, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins on Monday amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump Administration.
Multiple H-1B applications will lead to rejection of the petitions, a federal American agency has warned foreign workers, days ahead of the initiation of filing process for the non-immigrant visa, popular among Indian techies.
Highly qualified Indian Americans, a large number of whom are in a long agonising Green Card wait, with a stable financial status could benefit under a new draft proposal under which an immigrant seeking any kind of government welfare benefit could be denied legal US residency.