Tag: H-1B visas

Donald Trump admin imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers ahead of presidential election

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has announced new restrictions on H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity and to better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners, a move which is likely to affect thousands of Indian IT professionals. […]

Bill introduced in Congress to reform H-1B visas amid COVID-19 uncertainty

By Arul Louis NEW YORK: A Bill has been introduced in Congress for wide-ranging reforms to the H-1B and L-1 visa programmes amid the COVID-19 uncertainty over job prospects and immigration in order to stop replacement of US workers, give preference to US-educated applicants, tighten wage requirements and increase enforcement. “We want to make sure […]

H-1B visas only for the most skilled, highest paid foreign workers

By Lalit K Jha The Trump Administration on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process, including a new rule requiring companies to electronically register their petitions in advance, aimed at awarding the American work visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers. The H-1B visa, popular among Indian IT companies and […]

Trump’s new plan : No H-1B visas for lower-skilled outsourcing types of jobs

WASHINGTON: The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing H-1B provisions for it to play a better role in attracting highly skilled foreign workers as opposed to what it has now evolved into an “outsourcing” role, the White House said. “The president’s overall instinct – and he said this publicly a number […]

India’s TCS among top 10 firms to get foreign labour certification for H-1B visas

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON:  Tata Consultancy Services is the only Indian company among top 10 firms to get foreign labour certification for the H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2018, according to data from the US Department of Labour. The H-1B visas are the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals. The visa programme allows […]

USA plans big changes in H-1B visa rules

WASHINGTON : The Donald Trump administration said it is planning to “revise” the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the US H-1B visas by January, a move which will hit Indian IT companies in the US and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans. The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows […]

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