Letting top talent in is key for US to retain innovation edge: Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Technology
“I am a great example of, you know, an immigrant. Of course, I have created several jobs here in the US and I look forward to policies and opportunities to continue to make America that magnet of bringing top talent,” Mehrotra said.
US needs to keep its ethos of being the land of opportunity, innovation: Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron
Immigration is important, H-1B visas are imp...
Digital will soon cross 50% of Infosys revenue: Salil Parekh
CEO Salil Parekh said that the digital business would cross more than 50% of its...
Nasscom questions legality of US immigration agency’s visa fee hike plan
The fee hike by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is for the short-term work permits used by IT companies to send highly-skilled workers to the US, and Nasscom has opposed it in a submission to the immigration agency’s parent, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Indian immigration to US down 7.5%
Since Trump became President in 2017, the US govt has tightened immigration norms through policy changes.
Saudi Arabia eases visa rules for Indian tourists
Any Indian holding a valid US, UK or Schengen and travelling by Saudi national carrier for tourism will be offered visa-on-arrival in Saudi Arabia.
Iran Foreign Minister says US declined him a visa to attend UN meeting
Soleimani's remains and those of the others killed in the airstrike were brought to a central square in Kerman, a desert city surrounded by mountains that dates back to the days of the Silk Road where he will be buried later on Tuesday.
Diversity under lens as IT faces fresh suits in US
In December, Wipro received a lawsuit over allegations of racial discrimination by an African-American employee named Kevin Clark. The same month, India’s second largest software services exporter Infosys received a lawsuit from Cathy Szczepinski in Ohio for alleged violation of fair labour standards and denial of overtime payment.
Philippines bans 2 US senators, mulls new visa rules
President Rodrigo Duterte will impose a requirement on US nationals to get visas should any Philippine officials involved in the incarceration of senator Leila de Lima be denied entry to the US, as sought by US senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy.
Indian IT’s H-1B visa woes could worsen in 2020
US will bring a new system in April that requires cos to register in advance names of staff who need work permit.
Jaishankar speaks on CAA, Kashmir and H-1B visa at US meetings
While addressing the media in Washington DC on December 20, the External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said, “Amo...
US announces new sanctions on Iran after missile strikes
Trump said the executive order authorises the imposition of sanctions against any individual or entity operating in the construction, manufacturing, textiles, or mining sectors of the Iranian economy or anyone assisting those who engage in this sanctioned business. The sanctions are the latest in a series of retaliatory measures between the two nations.
Nasscom was 3rd biggest tech lobbyist in US in 2019
Nasscom’s lobbying spends have risen significantly since 2015. It fluctuated between $40,000 and $150,000 between 2010 and 2014. But the tightening visa environment in the later years of US president Barack Obama and then Donald Trump appears to have compelled India’s IT industry to strengthen lobbying.
US Senators say no voting on S-386 Bill as of now
Claiming that they’ve reached a consensus on the Bill, Senators Mike Lee and Dick Durbin say it won’t be put to vote without majority backing. Speaking in the US Senate on Wednesday, Durbin, the Senate Democratic Whip who was previously opposed to the Bill, said the green card backlog was one of the most serious challenges the country faced.
Infosys prefers settlements outside the law in US
On Tuesday, the IT behemoth made an out-of-court settlement for $800,000 (Rs 5.7 crore) with the California Attorney General on charges related to alleged violation of B-1 visa rules by it. The charges include employing about 500 Infosys staff in California on B-1 visas rather than H-1B visas between 2006 and 2017.
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