Immigration

Trump Administration Approves Tougher Visa Vetting

The new questions are part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the US

Majority of Employers Say H-1B Reforms Will Return Jobs to U.S.A.

A majority of employers say that President Donald Trump’s expected reforms to the H-1B foreign guest worker visa program will move jobs back to the U.S.

UK PM May Pledges to Curtail Immigration, Including From India

Prime Minister of UK Theresa May, on Thursday, May18, unveiled her Conservative Party’s election manifesto that makes cutting immigration from countries like India

Indian Preacher Granted Saudi Citizenship

Indian Islamic preacher, Dr Zakir Naik, who is wanted by authorities in Delhi for alleged terrorist offences, has been granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia.

Indian Students Look Beyond US, UK For B-school Courses

Indian students interested in overseas business education are particularly concerned about political noises in the US and the Brexit fallout in the UK.

Government Allays IT Job Loss Fears, Says Working on H-1B Issues

The government allayed fears of job losses in the IT sector, saying that reports of mass layoffs were misleading and incorrect.

US to Seek Social Media Details From Certain Visa Applicants

State department wants five years' worth of social media handles for some visa applicants.

Infosys Plays Down Cost Concerns From U.S. Hiring Plan

Infosys (INFY.NS) said its plans to hire thousands of workers in the United States would enable faster deployment of staff in areas such as big data and cloud, dismissing concerns about additional labour costs.

New Avenues Emerge For Indian Tech Talent

Indian IT talent will have ready takers in Europe, the Middle East and Japan, say exp

Indian-American Doctors To Push For Visa Reforms

Influential Indian-American doctors will meet here tomorrow to push for legislative reforms to address the shortage of physicians in the US

H1 B Effect: Infosys Plans to Hire 10,000 American Workers

Indian IT major Infosys will hire about 10,000 locals in the US over the next two years and set up four technology and innovation hubs there, as part of its efforts to tide over visa related issues.

Australian Immigration Changes Dash Dreams

Indians hoping to work in Australia say immigration changes have ruined their dreams.

Indian Teacher Sentenced For H-1B Visa Fraud in US

A 58-year-old Indian teacher in the US has been fined over USD 50,000 and ordered to serve three years of supervised release by a court.

H-1B Visa Rules to Help Indian IT Professionals

US President Donald Trump's proposed changes to the H-1B visa program may end up benefiting Indian IT professionals in terms of higher wages, a US expert today said.

How the United States Has Become a Problem for Indians

Equality and the American dream seem to be increasingly out of reach for many Indians in the U.S., since President Donald Trump took office.

Value Investments by Indian Companies: US on H-1B Visa Issue

The US has said that it greatly values investments by Indian companies and wants to see bilateral business ties remain strong

Illegal Indian Immigrants Choosing to Leave The UK

By at least one estimate, more than 1 million illegal immigrants currently live in the UK.

Serious Actions' On H-1B Visa Would Worry India

If there are serious actions taken it's something that's going to kind of worry us a lot.

US Accuses TCS, Infosys Of Violating H-1B Visa Norms

The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion's share of H-1B visas.

Malcolm Turnbull Makes Immigration Next to Impossible

Applicants will have to wait four years before applying for citizenship instead of one currently.

Arun Jaitley Raises H1-B Visa Issue With US Commerce Secretary

Arun Jaitley “strongly raised” the key H-1B visa issue in his meeting with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington DC.

Everywhere Indian Engineers Are Unwanted

With the rise of nationalist sentiment around the world, countries from the west to the east have been making moves to weed out the foreign worker population for years now.

Visa Policy Changes: India In Touch With US, Australia

The government is in touch with the governments of the United States and Australia on these matters and is also making full assessment of impact of these recent changes.

Not Surprised On Rising Job Queries by US-Based Indians

The number of Indians in the US searching for jobs in India has gone up more than ten-fold between December and March.

Donald Trump Seeks Shift in Visa Allotments Crucial to Tech Outsourcing

S President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would tighten the process of issuing the H-1B visas and seek a review of the system for creating an "entirely new structure" for awarding these visas.

Australia Abolishes Visa Programme Used Largely by Indians

In an unexpected announcement, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today said the government will replace its popular 457 visa that brings temporary foreign workers to the country.

H1B Visa Applications Drop as US Employers Anticipate Reforms

Employers seeking H1B visas for 2018 submitted 199,000 applications this year, compared with 236,000 last year, US Citizenship and Immigration Services said

Singapore Quietly Shutting The Door on Indian Techies

Nearly 10,000 miles away from the anti-immigrant climate in Trump’s America, an island nation has been clamping down on Indian tech workers

Indians Studying in US Universities Don’t Have to Worry About H1-B Visa Row

US universities are dismissing all fears, saying Indians studying in the US need not be nervous due to recent row over HI-B visa.

Easy Repatriation For illegal Indian Immigrants in Saudi

Efforts are on in full swing to ensure that no Indian is an overstayer, violator of visa laws or infiltrator in Saudi Arabia once the Amnesty scheme offered by King Salman expires.

Indians in Demand Despite H-1B Noise

Presidents of the top US universities have recently assured international students, particularly those from India in high-tech courses, that they are still in demand by top American industrial and business enterprises notwithstanding the recent noises to change H-1B visa norms.

Multinationals Can Help Solve Migration Debate

Perhaps the next thing that needs to be privatized is migration.

Tougher H-1B Clause For IT Programmers

A new memorandum issued by the USCIS makes it mandatory to ensure a closer scrutiny of computer programmers using H-1B work visas.

Indian IT Professionals Face New challenges as Singapore Shuts Door

Singapore has slowed down on issuing new visas to Indian professionals. The move is apparently an attempt by the Singapore government to foster the hiring of local talent.

Tougher H-1B Norms Open Dors For India's Real Talent

Programmers certified as eligible for H-1B in 2014 and 2015 were only about 12% of the total number of certified applicants.

New Rule Will Stop Indian Cos From Gaming H-1B

Indian firms, which account for the bulk of H1B visas, have "gamed" the system, an influential American lawmaker today alleged and insisted his legislation introduced in the Congress will help fix the existing flaws.

Trump US Visa Plans to Scrutinise L1 Visa Holders at Indian IT Firms

USCIS have confirmed plans for more scrutiny of foreign workers in the US on L1 visas in 2017. The plans mean that Indian IT companies, with a base in the US, will face more frequent visits from USCIS officials.

No More US University Dreams

A large number of US colleges are reporting a decline in applications for admission from international students, including from India and China

H-1B Visas Could be a Source of Tension in Indo-US Ties

"Demonising" the H-1B work visa issue could be a "source of tension" in Indo-US ties.

Illegal Immigration, Not H1B Visa an Issue For US: India

India said the contribution of the Indian technical professionals helps the US economy become competitive, and added that currently, illegal immigration is the priority of the US administration and not the H1B visa.

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