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User: basavapatna Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Type :: High-Skilled Workers
Last updated: Dec 20 2018 16:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Joe Biden’s campaign promises increase in H-1B visa limit, removal of green card quota 9.11.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The move will be significant for several Indian professionals who were impacted due to immigration policies of the outgoing Trump administration.
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Biden plans to raise H-1B limit, remove country quota 8.11.2020 Rediff: Business
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to increase the number of high-skilled visas, including H-1B, and eliminate the limit on employment-based visas by country, both of which are expected to benefit tens of thousands of Indian professionals impacted by some immigration policies of the outgoing Trump administration.
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Biden's New Plan For H-1B Visas, Green Cards Likely To Benefit Thousands 8.11.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to increase the number of high-skilled visas, including the H-1B, and eliminate the limit on employment-based visas by country, both of which are expected to...
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Donald Trump administration proposes to scrap lottery system to select H1-B visa applicants 29.10.2020 Scroll.in
If finalised, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services will replace it with a selection process that gives priority to the jobs with higher salaries.
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Trump Administration Proposes Scrapping Computerised Draw For H-1B Visas 29.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The Trump administration has proposed to scrap the computerised lottery system to grant H-1B work visas to foreign technology professionals and replace it with a wage-level-based selection process, a...
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Donald Trump's H-1B Visa Order To Cost US Firms $100 Billion: Report 23.10.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
President Donald Trump''s executive order restricting entry of skilled foreign workers into the US, mainly on H-1B and L1 visas, has resulted in an estimated loss of USD 100 billion to companies and...
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Tump order on H-1B, L1 visas to hit cos by $100bn 23.10.2020 Rediff: Business
President Donald Trump's executive order restricting entry of skilled foreign workers into the US, mainly on H-1B and L1 visas, has resulted in an estimated loss of $100 billion to companies in the US, a top American think-tank claimed. The executive order signed by Trump on June 22, that had temporarily banned issuing fresh H-1B and L-1 visas till December 31, caused a negative impact to the valuation of Fortune 500 firms equivalent to over $100 billion in losses, Brookings Institute said in a report released this week.
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Opinion: Trump's H-1B Reforms Will Harm American Workers, Not Help Them 21.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Newly announced reforms to the H-1B immigrant visa system have the potential to reduce the number of foreign workers allowed into the U.S., just as the Donald Trump administration intends. The problem...
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Lawsuit filed against Trump's new H-1B visa rules 20.10.2020 Rediff: Business
Several individuals and organisations, including the US Chambers of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration's recent rules related to the H-1B visa, terming them "arbitrary" and "haphazard" regulations that will undermine high skilled immigration into America. Early this month, the Trump administration announced new restrictions on H-1B non-immigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity and to better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners, a move which is likely to affect thousands of Indian IT professionals.
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Lawsuit challenges Donald Trump’s new H-1B visa rules, calls it ‘arbitrary, incorrect’ 20.10.2020 Scroll.in
Those who have filed the lawsuit include the US Chambers of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the University of Michigan and Bard College.
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"Harmful, Haphazard": US Business Lobby Files Lawsuit Against H-1B Rule 20.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and several other organisations have filed a lawsuit against the federal government, asserting that recent H-1B regulations...
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Hope Joe Biden Will Remove Cap On Green Card: Indian-Origin US Lawmakers 11.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Distressed that professionals from India on H-1B visas have to wait for decades to get their Green Card, Indian-origin lawmakers have expressed hope that a Biden administration would come to their...
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Trump's New H-1B Rules Attempt To Score "Political Points": US Democrats 8.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
The US Democratic Party has criticised President Donald Trump for announcing "sweeping changes" to the H-1B nonimmigrant visa programme in decades without public scrutiny, saying it is clearly an...
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Trump administration issues new H-1B visa rules, narrows eligibility criteria 7.10.2020 Scroll.in
The US government said the rules would help cushion the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump ‘exceeded his authority’: US judge lifts temporary ban on H-1B visa, other work permits 2.10.2020 Scroll.in
The judge said the order applied only to members of organisations that had filed a lawsuit against the administration.
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US judge blocks Trump's H-1B visa ban 2.10.2020 Rediff: Business
In a major relief to thousands of Indian IT professionals, a federal judge in the US on Thursday blocked the enforcement of a temporary visa ban by the Trump administration on a large number of work permits, including the most sought after H-1B visas, ruling that the president exceeded his constitutional authority.
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US Judge Blocks H-1B Visa Ban, Says President "Exceeded His Authority" 2.10.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
In a major relief to thousands of Indian IT professionals, a federal judge in the US on Thursday blocked the enforcement of a temporary visa ban by the Trump administration on a large number of work...
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‘We are a nation of immigrants’: Joe Biden hails Indian-Americans’ contribution to US economy 23.9.2020 Scroll.in
Biden assuaged doubts of the community and said that he would address their concerns related to the H-1B visa.
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As US makes visa norms stricter, Indians planning to study abroad look to other destinations 29.8.2020 Scroll.in
Canada is on the top of the queue because of its smooth immigration procedures.
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Trump Signs New Order On H-1B Visa Hiring, Blow To Indian Professionals 4.8.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
In a huge blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign...
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