Immigration

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.

India Steps Up Lobbying Against Visa Curbs

India has stepped up its lobbying effort against moves in the US Congress to impose curbs on H-1B visas for skilled workers that threaten the tech sector

Theresa May’s Stand on Visas Will Impact UK-India Trade Talks

A former British cabinet minister has raised serious doubts on whether the Theresa May government will be able to forge a free trade pact with India after Brexit

Trump Migration Plan Could Affect 3 Lakh NRIs

Nearly 3,00,000 Indian-Americans are likely to be impacted by the Trump administration’s sweeping plans that put the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation.

India Can Still Manage to Dodge Trump's H-1B Visa Bullet

Indian IT bodies have been highlighting that the top seven Indian companies account for only 13% of the total new H-1B visas issued.

UK Needs to do More on Students Visa Issue

The UK needs to do more on the students visa issue despite the "pluses" from British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement about special categories of visas

Rush to Invest $500,000 to Get Green Card

The EB-5 Investor Visa program provides an opportunity for immigrant foreign nationals and their immediate family (children up to the age of 21) to obtain US green cards and permanent residency in mainly two ways.

Hire American Bigger Issue For IT Companies Than H-1B Visa Restrictions

Indian technology services companies responding in earnest to President Donald Trump's "Hire American" rhetoric are facing a problem they can't fix on their own: A dearth of local tech talent on US campuses.

Indian Techies Welcome in Canada After Trump Ban

Indian-origin tech leaders in Canada say the controversial visa and travel restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump+ will be a boon for tech recruitment and investment in Canada.

Australia Ranks Second in Number of Indian Students

Australia has gained the second spot as the most preferred destination for higher studies for Indian students, after the number of students going to study in the UK reduced by 4 per cent.

Indian STEM Students May Have Better Alternative Than Trump's USA

Studies followed by OPT followed by H-1B followed by green card is the route taken by many international students, especially from India, to the promised land.

Green Cards Targeted in US Senators’ Bill to Halve Legal Immigration

The immigration reform under the RAISE Act could hit those aspiring to get a green card or permanent residency in the US, including a large number of Indians

H1B Visa Norm Changes: Indian IT Professionals Look at Returning Home

Many Indian IT professionals are still hopeful that the bills may not go through as it would impact the overall US marke

Indian Techies Fear US Crackdown Will Crush Their Ambition

Three bills have been introduced to Congress which reportedly seek to restructure the H-1B visa programme

Donald Trump Leaves Indian Travellers Tense

The uneasiness comes following sporadic incidents of secondary inspection and detention at US airports.

The Silver Lining in H1B Visa Reforms

Donald Trump’s proposed H1B visa reforms is challenging in the short term for India’s IT firms, but can serve as catalyst for their transformation into global players

Indian IT Firms Were Reeling Even Before Trump’s H1B Visa Jolt

US President DonaldTrump hasn’t brought India’s outsourcing industry to the brink; but his anti-immigration stance may push it over.

Indian IT Firms Should Stop Using H-1B Visas: Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has said the Indian companies need to become more multi-cultural and should stop using H-1B visas.

Indian IT Firms to Meet Trump Officials on Visa Reform Concerns

India's software services industry is concerned about a bill introduced in the U.S. Congress seeking to double the salary paid to H-1B visa holders.

Indian IT Firms to Plead Case Before Trump Administration Officials

CEOs of India’s top IT firms will meet with US officials, lawmakers from 20 Feb to try, dissuade Trump’s team from raising requirements under H1B visa programme.

New US Visa Bill is Causing Panic in India

A new bill introduced in the US House of Representatives proposes to limit the entry of highly-skilled workers into the country to stop companies "replacing" American workers.

US Embassy Denies Visa to Indian Athlete, Manager

An athlete and the team manager of Snowshoe Federation of India scheduled to participate in World Snowshoe Championship in New York have been denied visa by US embassy.

IT Stocks Plunge on H1B Visa Reform Bill Worries

If the H1B visa reform bill is implemented, Indian IT firms such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro may need to make fundamental changes in their business strategies.

India IT Sector Fears New US H-1B Visa Bill For Skilled Workers

India is concerned that a new US bill designed to limit the entry of highly-skilled workers will have a serious impact on the country's IT industry.

Trump Government Tables New H-1B Bill

A legislation has been introduced which calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to USD 130,000, making it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India.

Indian IT Sector Warns Against U.S. Visa Bill

India's IT lobby warned that a bill before the U.S. Congress aimed at imposing tougher visa rules unfairly targets some of its members and will not solve a U.S. labor shortage in technology and engineering.

Donald Trump Administration Drafts Executive Order on H1B Visas

Donald Trump’s administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programmes tech companies depend on to hire employees.

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