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India, US align: Pompeo says "big things happening"

Pompeo arrived in India on Monday along with Defense Secretary Mark Esper for an annual strategic dialogue at a time of heightened ten ...
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    • The downgrade petition comes with its own risks as preference is given to applicants under higher categories, but many are willing to take the chance given the long wait times for Indian nationals, immigration attorneys said.

      Dollars and jobs are not the whole story. International students and immigrants have played a major role in the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and have garnered a major share of American Nobel Prizes in the sciences. Returning to their home countries, they become a major American soft-power asset.

      ​​The quest for higher-level learning and acquiring knowledge, made the youth to look for studies abroad. Studying abroad became synonymous to material success and social status. In this context, the United States of America stands apart and dominates the table. The country has consistently ranked as the most favored destination for international students for a long time.

      These six cities in the US include Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston, according to a statement.

      The move, made public on Wednesday, less than two weeks ahead of the Nov 3 presidential election, 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 US.

      The June 22 Proclamation, which barred the entry of H-1B, L-1 and J1 visa holders till the end of the year, was eventually suspended by a US district court in early October. This study focused on H-1B and L-1 visas as they are of relevance to the top companies.

      The policy tightens the definition of “specialty” occupations that qualify for H-1B status and prevents companies from hiring foreign workers unless they have degrees that precisely match available job postings — making it impossible to hire a worker with an engineering degree as a software programmer, for instance.

      Early this month, in its interim final rule, the Department of Homeland Security announced to narrow the definition of "specialty occupation" as Congress intended by closing the overbroad definition that allowed companies to game the system.

      Expect a continued attack on legal immigration. Don’t expect the President to ever take down the bans on non-immigrant and immigrant visas. And as the courts get more and more Trump-appointed judges, the use of presidential proclamations to ban even more groups will likely continue.

      The unemployment rate for individuals in computer occupations, which is what over 60% H-1B visas are issued for, changed from 3% in January (before the outbreak) to 3.5% in September, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Current Population Survey by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP).

      The USA was a destination for about a million international students last academic year – of which over 200,000 students are from India 3 – contributing to over $8bn to the US economy. It is now a well-known fact that the USA as the preferred destination for Indian students is declining over the past few years.

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