H 1B VISA
98% of H-1B visa rejections unchallenged
In 98.4% of the cases where the H-1B visa was denied, the employer chose not to file an appeal, said David North, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which is based in Washington, DC.
More Indians, including diaspora, heading to Ireland
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US tech companies play green card to hold on to talent
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US firms with H-1B staff have more chances of landing funds
US firms with H-1B staff file more patents, generating significant economic value, according to a working paper by researchers for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). A US based think tank said US tech startups that employ immigrant workers on H-1B visas have a higher chance of raising funds from venture capital firms.
US court refuses to strike down work permits for spouses of H1B visa workers
The judges found that the rule will cause more H–1B visa holders to remain in the US than otherwise would.
USCIS announces H-1B registration fee
The H-1B programme allows companies in the US to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of a body of highly specialised knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. Over two-thirds of the recipients of this visa are Indian citizens.
U.S. needs more skilled immigrants from India and China
Indians are rocketing to the top - 2 of the US’s 5 biggest cos, Alphabet & Microsoft, have Indian-born CEOs.
Massive H-1B denial rates for Indian IT companies under Trump Admin, says report
According to the study on data received from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services by National Foundation for American Policy, denial rates for H-1B visas is the highest among major Indian IT companies (compared to US companies)- about 43% on average (Tech Mahindra, TCS, Infosys, Wipro) in 2019 thereby witnessing a 9-fold rise from 2015 .
US tech firms get more H-1B visas in FY19
Seven US companies among top 10 recipients; TCS, Cognizant and TechM were others in the list. The top ten companies accounted for 12% of the 88324 H-1B visas issued in fiscal 2019.
31 insurers, 26 TPAs seek to fix rates for surgical procedures
The General Insurance Council has formed a committee to prepare a preliminary list of commonly claimed surgeries. Over time, the committee hopes to make their rack rate list more comprehensive by adding more players.
In strategic shift, India mulls a trade agreement with US after RCEP pull out
For years, India has shot down suggestions of a free trade agreement with the US and had denied that there was any move when President Donald Trump hinted at it a few months ago. It comes at a time when India and the US are seeking to cover the gap that separates the two sides on high tariffs on several products.
A fourth of all new H-1B visa requests rejected
Cognizant saw over 60% of its initial applications rejected, followed by Capgemini, Accenture, Wipro and Infosys.
Indian IT disrupts itself to get back on the growth trajectory
Massive investments in reskilling staff as well as local hiring help IT ride out the digital disruption. Nearly a third of India’s IT revenue comes from digital, a segment that is growing over double digits for these firms.
Why the US needs more of India’s and China’s best and brightest
Studies have found that allowing in more H-1B workers doesn’t hurt employment levels of native-born workers.
US discussing deal to reinstate GSP for India: Congress report
In June, the US terminated India's designation as a beneficiary developing nation under the key GSP trade programme after determining that New Delhi has not assured the US that it will provide "equitable and reasonable access" to its markets.
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