H-1B visa

H-1B Visa Application Volume ‘Expected To Be High’ As Trump Looks To Slash Program

A high number of H-1B visa petitions are expected to be filed with the federal government as President Donald Trump considers a proposal that would …

Immigration

Google execs: Silicon Valley shouldn’t make immigration an us-versus-them issue

Google’s Sundar Pichai and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki spoke in unison on the subject of immigration today in San Francisco, saying that most regular folks, and even politicians, could agree to a fair approach.<p>The tech industry relies heavily on talent from foreign countries, and uses a variety of …

Silicon Valley

Take Action Now on H-1B Applications – Changes on the Horizon

Article ByImmigration PracticeBarnes & Thornburg LLPImmigration & Federal Relations AlertPresident Donald Trump’s executive order in April 2017 …

Law

H-1B: Foreign citizens make up nearly three-quarters of Silicon Valley tech workforce, report says

With the debate over immigration to the U.S. as fiery as ever, a new analysis suggests that Silicon Valley would be lost without foreign-born …

Silicon Valley

H-1B Visa Row: Foreign Workers Make Up More Than Half Of Silicon Valley's Tech Industry, Reports Say

As President Donald Trump appeared determined to crack down on immigration on Wednesday, recent reports suggest that the country's biggest technology …

Immigration

H-1B Visa Program Puts American Workers At Risk, Republican Senator Says

Programs that permit foreigners to enter the United States to work put American workers at risk, a top Republican senator claimed at congressional …

Immigration

United States: Donald Trump pitches for merit-based immigration system

Earlier, the president had said that a merit-based system would allow only people with a ‘great track record’ to enter the country.<p>United States …

Immigration

Under Trump, H-1B Visa Applicants Are Being Delayed Under Mountains of Paperwork

President Donald Trump's administration has publicly said it's looking to curb H-1B visa extensions, but it has also quietly been bogging current …

Immigration

Time to Prepare for the 2018 H-1B Lottery

For immigration attorneys and employers of foreign nationals alike, the frenzy of the spring H-1B Cap season is right around the corner. Now is the …

Law

New US bill looks to increase green cards but limit entry of the dependents of those immigrants

Indian-American technology professionals are expected to be a major beneficiary of the 'Securing America's Futures Act'<p>A new bill tabled in the US …

Immigration

On H-1B visa rules: Visa heartache

The United States’ H-1B visa has for decades been a source of nail-biting tension in India. The latest case in point was a scare that President …

Immigration

H-1B visa extension: Indian-Americans hail Trump administration's decision, say move could have been hurt American business - Firstpost

<b>Washington</b>: Indian-Americans welcomed the Trump Administration's decision of not blocking extensions to H-1B visas, saying the "devastating" move …

Immigration

No Snoozing In Silicon Valley

The US government’s new proposals will cast a ­shadow on the American dream of H1B visa holders

Immigration

Why Indian Entrepreneurs Are Looking Beyond America To Fulfill Their Startup Dreams

Following the Trump administration’s decision to introduce stricter terms for issuing H1B visas and delays over implementing the International Entrepreneurship Rule (IER), it is a trying time for Indian techies and entrepreneurs in the United States.<p>Even as the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services …

Entrepreneurship

Relief! Half-a-million Indian green-card applicants won’t be forced to leave the US

Indians queuing up for green cards can breathe a sigh of relief.<p>On Jan. 09, the Donald Trump administration clarified that it was not considering any policy alteration that could fuel a “self-deportation” of sorts among immigrants.<p>On Dec. 30, news reports indicated that the US Citizenship and …

Immigration

H-1B visa regulation flip-flops: IT firms should look at changing business model, focus on mergers and acquisitions, say experts - Firstpost

<i>Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series on the proposed change in H-1B visa regulation and its impact on India's IT industry, its</i> …

India

DHS says it was "never considering" ending H-1B extensions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says the agency "was never considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the …

Immigration

Status quo in H-1B visas will bring cheer to Indian techies

The Trump administration’s decision to not follow through with a proposed change in the H-1B regime has brought cheer to between 500,000 and 750,000 …

Immigration

Curbing H-1B visa extensions would be ‘tremendously bad policy’, warns US industry body

The US Chamber of Commerce was responding to reports that the Trump administration may block extensions of the work permits even for green card …

Immigration

H-1B visa: US lacks skilled talent, can't afford en masse deportation of Indian IT employees, says Mohandas Pai - Firstpost

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>This is the first in a three-part series on the proposed change in H-1B visa regulation and its impact on India's IT industry, its</i> …

India

H-1B Visa Filing Season Starts April 2, 2018

<b>Why is April 2, 2018 Important?</b><p>April 2, 2018 is the first day on which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept H-1B specialty …

Immigration

Why Trump administration cannot force Indian H-1B visa holders to self-deport

The Donald Trump administration may end the existing practice of <b>extending H-1B visas</b> beyond six years, when visa holders wait for green card …

Immigration

H-1B visa debate: In modern diplomacy, self-interest rules

There are several Indian sub-cultures in the United States. The farmers from Punjab who migrated to different parts of California decades ago. The …

Immigration

Ending extension of H-1B visas ‘bad policy’: US industry body

Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi hoped the administration “immediately rejects” the proposal to end extension of H-1B visas. Photo: …

Immigration

H1B visa row: US-India Business Council opposes US proposal to introduce stricter norms - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi:</b> Amid reports of the US administration's plans to introduce stricter norms for issuance of H1B visas, which are largely availed by Indian …

India

Canada Courts Entrepreneurs As Trump Trims Back Immigration

As the President moves to reform the popular H-1B visa program, companies look to Canada as a low-cost alternative.<p>Brett Shellhammer, the co-founder and CTO of software startup Organimi, relocated to Waterloo, Ontario, after George W. Bush was re-elected in 2005. A former Silicon Valley techie, …

Immigration

US lawmakers slam Trump for H1-B visa curbs that may hit 750,000 Indian Americans

Some US lawmakers and advocacy groups have criticised the Trump adminisration's reported plan to curb H-1B visa extensions that could result in …

Immigration

H-1B visa rule change: US Congress members oppose Trump administration's plan, say it will 'tear families apart' - Firstpost

<b>Washington:</b> Some US lawmakers and advocacy groups have criticised the Trump administration's reported plan to curb H-1B visa extensions that could …

Immigration

Lawmakers oppose H-1B curb plan

Some U.S. lawmakers and advocacy groups have criticised the Donald Trump administration’s reported plan to curb H-1B visa extensions that could …

Immigration

H-1B Visa Rules: U.S. Lawmakers Oppose 'Draconian' Proposed Changes That Will 'Tear Families Apart'

A number of Democratic U.S. lawmakers have joined a growing wave of criticism against President Donald Trump's administration's plans to curb H-1B …

Immigration