USCIS furlough to further impact US immigration process
The decision is expected to severely slow processing times of visas and green cards. According to media reports, the employees were informed two days ago that they would be furloughed from August. The USCIS has requested $1.2 billion in aid from the US Congress in May as revenue from visa processing fees dropped drastically due to the Covid-19 pandemic induced shutdown.
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Disappointed with Trump's proclamation on immigration: Sundar Pichai
"Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation - we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all," Pichai said on the microblogging platform Twitter.
If elected, will revoke H1-B visa suspension: Joe Biden
On June 23, in a huge blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, the Trump administration suspended the H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas until the end of 2020 to protect American workers in a crucial election year.
Donald Trump's restrictive policy on immigration will be detrimental to US economy: USIBC
"It (the proclamation) is unfortunate," Nisha Desai Biswal, president of US India Business Council (USIBC) told in an interview. Trump had earlier this week issued a proclamation to suspend issuing of H-1B visas, popular among Indian IT professionals, along with other foreign work visas for the rest of the year.
Trump signs order to suspend H-1B, L-1 visas till December
H-1B, H-4, L-1 and other temporary work permits now stand suspended till Dec 31.
Will Trump's H-1B visa freeze really help American job seekers?
There is little credible evidence to suggest these travel bans have any positive impact on the US unemployment.
Decision to suspend visa is a tragedy forced on a democracy which has thrived on immigration: Dinesh Paliwal
US President Donald Trump's decision to suspend certain categories of non-immigrant visas, including the H-1B, will help absorb India's knowledge workers locally and create another Silicon Valley in the country, a former top Indian-American CEO said, calling the move a "tragedy".
US tech firms lend their voices to rescue non-immigrant visas
Washington-based advocacy ITI, which counts these companies and others as its members said it is “concerned” that the Donald Trump administration is contemplating suspending or restricting non-immigrant work visas, including the much sought after H1-B, in a letter addressed to the US president last week.
White House gets plan to hike H-1B fees 22%, L-1 77%
The proposal to hike fees was first put forth in November 2019, and it recommends different fees for Form I-129, depending on the visa category. This will result in the base fee for the H-1B visa increasing by 22% to $560 and for the L-1 intra-company transfer visa by 77% to $815.
Who all will be hurt the most by Trump's visa ban
Trump’s new order bars thousands from getting employed or joining work-study programmes in the US. It restricts American companies from hiring foreigners and blocks spouses of foreigners working in the US from entering the country.
What is an H-1B Visa? Here's everything you need to know
The visa, which is initially valid for three years, can be extended up to six years. Some exceptions also allow applicants to further extend their visas, depending on the type of work being done.
Trump’s H1-B order makes it impossible for many Indians to return to their lives in the US
Donald Trump suspended temporary work permits, such as the H1B and H4 visas, till the end of this year.
Anti-immigration policies to negatively impact US economy: Study
“Many highly-skilled migrants work at established technology firms, but others work for or create smaller start-ups in the industry. Many of Silicon Valley’s top entrepreneurs, including the current CEOs of Google-Alphabet, Microsoft, and Tesla, are immigrants, and the founders of companies like Google and Apple are either children of immigrants or immigrants themselves,” said the paper.
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