Immigration
Indian talent moving to Canada due to outdated H-1B visa policy, U.S. lawmakers told

This is mainly because of the per-country quota on issuing employment-based green card or permanent residency, say experts.

GREEN CARD BACKLOG: Microsoft Submits Multiple Suggestions To Clear Backlog

Microsoft has submitted a wide range of suggestions to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on improving the legal immigration system. The immigration agency had invited public comments in this regard.

Biden administration removes Trump-era H-1B rule vacated by court

The Trump administration had issued an order in October seeking to “narrow” the definition of speciality occupation to ensure US companies could use the visa programme to make “real offers” to “real employees” and not to hire foreigners as “low-cost replacement” for qualified Americans.

U.S. completes H-1B initial electronic registration selection process

The U.S. has received enough electronic applications during the initial registration period to reach the 2022 fiscal year cap for the H-1B foreign workers visa, the most sought-after work visa among Indian professionals.

Biden rescinds Trump visa ban. Relief to Green Card applicants

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States. Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last year. President Biden has pledged to reverse many of Trump's hardline immigration policies.

US immigration bill aims to eliminate visa backlogs, increase per country green card quota

The bill has provisions that could benefit thousands of Indians in the US and many who are waiting to get their green cards.

Another win for H-1B holders as Court reverses USCIS decision for Visa denial

The judgement was against the visa denial issued by the USCIS in 2017 for an Indian H-1B petitioner for the firm Innova Solutions.

Canada sets record immigration targets, says they are key to economic recovery

The country is aiming to add 401,000 new permanent residents next year and 411,000 in 2022, an increase of 50,000 compared with the previous targets.

Easy visas and job opportunities: What makes Canada a popular choice for Indian immigrants

India is the second-largest country in the world in terms of the source of migrants to OECD countries, International Migration Outlook report 2020 has stated.

Donald Trump's new rules hike minimum pay for H-1B medical professionals by 40%, pricing them out of market

As far as US hospitals are concerned, this was not what the doctor ordered. Minimum salaries to be paid to doctors and others coming to America on H-1B visas were hiked by around 40% by the Donald Trump administration.

H1B: Changes in work visa will attract brightest minds, says US official

The new interim final rules published on Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DL) narrows down the definition of 'specialty occupation'

US makes exception to visa ban; H-1B holders can enter US on this condition

H-1B and L-1 visa holders, who are returning to the same jobs they had prior to the proclamation of the visa ban, will be allowed to enter the US, said an advisory on August 12. The US Department of State advisory said dependents (spouses and children) will also be allowed to travel along with primary visa holders.

TCS criticizes H-1B visa ban, curbs on foreign students

The move plays with lives of professionals who’ve delivered value to US, the firm said.TCS was the first among Indian IT companies to call out the visa curbs imposed by the US.

Immigration bans will lead to dumbing down of the world

The attributes that have made the United States a superpower is the brainpower that helped build it. The US produces more college degrees than any other nation, graduating around a million masters’ and conferring more than 200,000 doctorates every year

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