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H-1B visa alert: Donald Trump makes things worse for Indian techies

Many H-1B holders could face deportation if their application for extension or change of status is rejected and their tenure of stay granted by the …

Immigration

Microsoft engineer shares her immigration story and sheds light on a broken system

In a heart-wrenching post, a Microsoft software engineer opened up about her personal immigration story.<p>Sri Ponnada shared on Facebook that she must …

Immigration

Is Trump Destroying Or Saving The Promise Of American Entrepreneurship?

As someone privy to research on trends in lending, IPOs, and business growth, there is a wealth of pessimism and outright Armageddon-forecasting at present.<p>I believe hatred for the current administration is leading many, particularly those with the power of the pen, to fan the flames of imagined …

H-1B visa

Collusion Happened

Despite what the president says, the question is answered.<p>Trump aides colluded with foreign governments.<p>This is a simple, straightforward statement, and by this point, it ought to be an uncontroversial one. There’s ample evidence on many fronts, from legal documents to reliable reporting. This …

Quick US green cards are available to Indians — but they're not cheap

Indians are discovering a quick — though super-expensive — way around the long wait for an American permanent residency.<p>In a small conference room in …

India

No one—not even China—can compete against India for H-1B visas

There is simply no match for Indians’ craze for the H-1B visa.<p>In the financial year 2017, nearly 76% of all the H-1B petitions that were approved by the US government went to workers from India, according to official data. This was higher than the 74% of petitions procured by Indians in the …

Immigration

Over 60,000 spouses of Indian H-1B visaholders may soon go jobless; updates

Trump administration's move to end work authorisation for H4 visaholders will have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians

USCIS tells Senate of its plans to stop letting spouses of H-1B visa holders apply for work permits and is working to rescind “International Entrepreneur Rule”

Feds announce new restrictions on H-1B visas and plans to rescind ‘startup visa’ workaround

Immigration authorities are cracking down on requirements and conditions for H-1B visas, which many employers in the tech industry use to hire …

In front of an international audience, Trump delivered the single most embarrassing moment thus far

Donald Trump has struggled to connect with world leaders, primarily because they prefer to discuss policy and the hard issues facing the world …

Trump Administration Plans To End Work Permits For H-1B Visa Spouses

Donald Trump Plans To End Work Permits For H-1B Visa Holders' Spouses, Could Hit Thousands Of Indians

The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a top federal agency official has told …

Trump admin plans to end work permits for H-1B visa spouses

By Lalit K Jha<p>Washington, Apr 24 (PTI) The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a …

H1-B scheme under U.S. immigration scanner

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is taking forward proposals to end work permits for spouses of H1-B visas holders.<p>In December …

Entrepreneurs on Trump's H-1B Visa Changes: 'This Absolutely Hurts My Business'

Minor changes to U.S. visas, including the highly-prized H-1B, have had a major impact on businesses.<p>In the 16 months that Donald Trump has been president, the U.S.'s previously flawed immigration system has gone from bad to worse--particularly for small companies that rely on skilled immigrant …

Immigration

H4 EAD: USCIS chief signals it's end of the road for H4 work permits; tighter rules on H1B payscales coming soon

Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Francis Cissna, in a three page letter dated April 4 to the US Senate …

H1B workers' spouses prepare for strong pushback as H4 work permit faces acid test

Spouses of H1B workers monitoring the perilous situation of work permits - called H4 EAD - say they are “shaken” and “disappointed” by the latest …

Trump supports path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million ‘dreamers’ in new White House proposal

President Trump is proposing a path to citizenship for an estimated 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants in exchange for hard-line steps to increase border security and curb legal immigration, a trade-off swiftly opposed by key Democrats.<p>Trump's support for "dreamers" who have been in the …

Immigration

Melania Trump will no longer join the President in Davos

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> First lady Melania Trump, in a change of plans, will not be joining President Donald Trump on his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this week.<p>East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham confirmed to CNN that the first lady's decision to forgo …

Donald Trump

Yahoo Joins List of Tech Firms Challenging Travel Ban

Yahoo and Tumblr announced Friday that they had filed an amicus brief challenging President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration.<p>The tech companies join the likes of almost 100 firms — including Twitter, Uber, Google and Apple — who filed a friend-of-the-court brief earlier this month with …

Google, unlike Microsoft, must turn over foreign emails: U.S. judge

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O).<p>A security guard keeps watch as he …

Privacy

Tech industry braces for Trump's visa reform

As President Trump is fighting in court for his seven-nation travel ban, the tech industry is bracing for another executive order that could hit business hard.<p>A draft proposal that's been circulating for a few weeks would impact a range of visas -- including the H-1B, business visitor visas, …

Immigration