Have you read these stories?

Trump comes to India next month with a $10-bn trade deal

The deal will be signed during Trump’s visit to India, and is a precursor to a FTA between the two nations.
The Economic Times

SEARCHED FOR:

US WORK VISA

US IT Body, Cos sue USCIS for $350-m visa fee refund

ITServe Alliance and 3 US staffing firms claim the US agency charged excess fee for H-1B visas. The fee, the petition contends, should only be levied on initial visa applications and not for a change of status, which happens when the employee is already working in the US.

Worse Off Half: Spouses of H-1B workers tensely await their fate to work in US

Trump wants to strike down a rule brought in by Obama that all...

US court sets aside plea, IT service companies will need to file more evidence when hiring H-1Bs

IT cos have failed to convince a US court th...

ET Prime Distribution
  • The companies, led by outsourcing provider Kollasoft, were seeking to “stay the legal effects” of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) denial of 27 unique H-1B visa applications as it claimed those denials were based on illegal or ultra vires rules promulgated in a February 2018 policy memo issued by USCIS.

    In early 2018, President Donald Trump reportedly expressed a desire for more immigrants from Norway and fewer from countries such as Haiti, labeling the latter with an expletive. The POTUS has been pushing for immigrants to be kept out of the US, citing that they would be a strain on the nation. However, that is not the case, writes Noah Smith.

    The companies, led by outsourcing provider Kollasoft, were seeking to “stay the legal effects” of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ denial of 27 unique H1B visa applications as it claimed those denials were based on illegal or ultra vires rules promulgated in a February 2018 policy memo issued by USCIS.

    Immigration is important, H-1B visas are important and providing an environment that can continue to attract top talent from around the world to the United States, not just for studies but also to stay and contribute to the country for innovation and creating jobs is important, Kanpur born CEO of Micron Technology, Sanjay Mehrotra said.

    “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.

    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).

    CEO Salil Parekh said that the digital business would cross more than 50% of its revenue as the IT services provider wins large deals from clients investing in technology to differentiate.

    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.

    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.

    US will bring a new system in April that requires cos to register in advance names of staff who need work permit.

    Trump administration is set to tighten norms for OPT, a programme used by foreign students to work in the US.

    The judges found that the rule will cause more H–1B visa holders to remain in the US than otherwise would.

Load More...
x

Other useful Links


Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service