US Senate Votes to Impose Visa Ban on Chinese Officials

US Senate Votes to Impose Visa Ban on Chinese Officials

The Senate of the United States has passed a significant bipartisan bill to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny journalists, American citizens, and government officials access to Tibet. Tibet is a remote town in the Himalayas and is the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama. In September, the US House of Representatives […]

Proposal to Change Visa Process for H-1B Visa Underway

Proposal to Change Visa Process for H-1B Visa Underway

A recent proposal made by the Trump administration demands that changes be made in the application process for the H-1B visa. This new proposal has attracted a lot of attention and sparked debates as well. The introduction of this proposal is inspired by Trump’s agenda for companies to “Buy American, Hire American.” What is the […]

New H-1B Visa Rules May Affect Indian Professionals

New H-1B Visa Rules May Affect Indian Professionals

Applications for the H-1B visa will commence by April 1, 2019. Employers who have any petitions to make regarding this visa are required to register ahead visa electronic means for the H-1B visa lottery. US President Trump is already known for his anti-immigration agenda, has changed some H-1B visa rules which have become a cause […]

The US to Waive visas for Five EU Countries

The US to Waive visas for Five EU Countries

There has been a transatlantic dispute running since 2014 between the US and five EU countries. This dispute requires that citizens of these countries must first obtain a US visa before they could enter the US. The EU countries involved in the dispute are Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania, and Poland. This dispute came up in […]

H1B Visas: ‘Dramatic Increase’ In Number Of H-1B Visas Being Held Up

H1B Visas: ‘Dramatic Increase’ In Number Of H-1B Visas Being Held Up

The H-1B Visa is designed to give companies in the US the opportunity to hire foreigners who are experts in speciality occupations that need technical or even theoretical competence. It is a non-immigrant visa and most tech companies in the US leverage it and its provisions to employ tens of thousands of employees every year […]

The US to Review Occupations for the H-1B Visa

The US to Review Occupations for the H-1B Visa

In the coming three months, immigrant workers in the US with their spouses are going to be in very critical times. In the 2018 Unified Fall Agenda of the Department of Homeland Security (DHA), the US government will be reviewing the meaning of “specialty occupation” come January 2019. This specialty occupation is a requirement for […]

Trump Won’t Sign Immigration Bill Without Real Wall Deal

Trump Won’t Sign Immigration Bill Without Real Wall Deal

Even before he became president of the United States, Donald Trump wanted to build a physical wall across the US – Mexico border to stop people from the south illegally entering the country. He announced publicly on May 24, 2018, that he wouldn’t sign the immigration bill if it doesn’t include a real wall deal. […]

Paris Exchange Program Started for UNE Students

Paris Exchange Program Started for UNE Students

Maine’s University of New England entered into a partnership with American Graduate School, which is located in Paris, France to develop an exchange student program for the university’s undergraduate students. Scheduled to start from January 2019, the program will allow UNE undergraduate students to spend one semester at the American Graduate School in Paris and […]

Silicon Valley Giants Join Hands to Fight for H4 Visa

Silicon Valley Giants Join Hands to Fight for H4 Visa

With June 2018 soon arriving, all Silicon Valley giants have started forming alliances to urge Donald Trump to restore the working authority of H4 visa holders. Through FWD.us, a joint association of Facebook and Microsoft requested Trump administration to not eliminate employment avenues for immigrants as it would severely affect the US economy. On April […]

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