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...
H-1B visas: US judge rules against outsourcers
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.
View: Talented immigrants make the U.S. richer, not poorer
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.
US judge rules against outsourcing firm
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.
US needs to keep its ethos of being the land of opportunity, innovation: Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron
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.
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.
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).
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 revenue as the IT services provider wins large deals from clients investing in technology to differentiate.
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.
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.
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.
US set to tighten work norms for international students
Trump administration is set to tighten norms for OPT, a programme used by foreign students to work in the US.
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.
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