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

US immigration agency prepares for laying off more than 13k employees

The US agency in charge of processing immigration applications said on Wednesday it was preparing to furlough nearly 70% of its workforce unless it received fresh funding, a move employees say could bring an already backlogged system to a virtual halt.

Trump considering suspending H1B, other visas as US unemployment spikes

The proposed suspension of H1B visas could extend into the government’s new fiscal year beginning October 1, when many new visas are issued, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, quoting unnamed administration officials.

USCIS To Resume Premium Processing From June For Speedy Disposal Of Visa Applications

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the immigration arm of the US government has announced a phased opening of premium processing for various visa applications. On June 1, premium processing will be open for all eligible employment-based green card (I-140) applications

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