Immigration

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.

American Dream Losing Its Charm Among Indian Youth

It’s hard to understand US policy. It feels like losing liberty in the land of liberty. Who will be responsible for the security of Indians if hate crimes continue to rise?

Indian Immigration In The Time Of Donald Trump

What brought Indians to the United States, and what made Indian immigrants, as a whole, so successful once here?

H1B Visa Programme Faces Onslaught of Congressional Bills Seeking Reforms

With Trump administration seriously mulling H1B visa reforms , at least half a dozen bills have been tabled in US Congress contending that the programme eats into American jobs

India Businesswoman Happy About Trump's Visa Curb

President Donald Trump has suggested he wants to reduce the number of short-term US visas for professional workers.

Fears Rise H-1B Spouses May Lose Right to Work in US

The Trump Administration has sought 60 days to respond to a court case that challenges the decision of the previous Obama Administration to authorise spouses of H-1B holders to work in the US.

Adamant Trump Ends Techies' Dollar Dreams

H-1B priority suspension: Indian companies would have to better plan its onsite staffing in US.

Video, Secretely Filmed, At a US Park

An anti-immigration website has caused alarm among the community after featuring a video showing a man secretly filming Indian families at an Ohio park and commenting that the "Indian crowd" has "ravished the Mid-west".

US Ignores India, Puts Priority H-1B Visas on Hold

The Trump administration on Friday temporarily suspended the expedited premium processing of H1B visas as part of its squeeze on what it said is an overloaded guest worker program.

India Raises Concerns With Canada on Visas For Company Transfers

India has raised concerns over the changes made by Canada in its Temporary Foreign Workers Programme, making it difficult for domestic companies to send employees to their Canadian units on short-term visas, impacting services trade.

H-1B Visa Reform to be Part of Immigration Package

The US has assured India that the H-1B visas issue was not a priority for it and would be part of the larger immigration reforms package that the new Trump administration is working on.

Donald Trump Softens Stand on Immigration

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for adopting a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India.

Indians on H-1B Delay Home Visits For Fear of Not Getting Re-entry

Many Indians on working visa in the United States are cancelling or postponing their trips to India in the fear that they may not be allowed back in the country.

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