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.
Nasscom questions legality of US immigration agency’s visa fee hike plan
The fee hike by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ...
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 that submitting detailed evidence for H-1B visa has caused them harm.
USCIS completes final testing of electronic H-1B registration process
Under the new system, only applications selected through the random selection process will be eligible to file the H-1B cap subject petitions. Through this new process, USCIS hopes to dramatically streamline processing by reducing paperwork and data exchange, and will provide an overall cost savings to petitioning employers.
US okayed more H-1B visas this year despite stricter scrutiny
The US has approved a higher number of H-1B applications (both for initial visas and visa extensions for continued employment) this year, showing that the demand for these work visas continues unabated.
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.
USCIS announces H-1B registration fee
The H-1B programme allows companies in the US to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of a body of highly specialised knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. Over two-thirds of the recipients of this visa are Indian citizens.
Indians rush for US citizenship before Trump can shut doors
Uncertainty over the Donald Trump administration’s immigration policies, coupled with a desire to vote in the upcoming elections this year, have led many immigrants residing in the US to opt for citizenship.
23 per cent petitions seeking H1-B visas were denied in 2019: MEA
According to H-1B petition statistics of the USCIS, 84.8 per cent of the total H-1B petitions processed and completed in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 2018-September 2019) were approved, as against 95.7 per cent of the total in Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2014-September 2015).
H-1B premium processing starts from June 10
USCIS announced that the immigration agency will offer premium processing in a two-phased approach to better manage these requests.
Department of Homeland Security proposes $10 filing fee for new H-1B visa petitions
On 31st January, 2019, the DHS had published a final rule bringing in changes in how the H-1B visa application process is conducted.
June to heighten job worries for H-1B spouses
The Obama administration had introduced a rule known as H-4 EAD rule in May 2015, largely to help deal with a massive green card backlog for H-1B visa-holders.
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 restricts job options for international STEM students under OPT extension
International students are eligible for a 12 month optional practical training (OPT) under which they can work in the US.
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