How US Immigration Policy affects Indians and Tech Workers

How US Immigration Policy affects Indians and Tech Workers

The Trump administration has promised to reduce the number of foreigners who get into the US through the H-1B visa program. This has left American firms which hire overseas skilled workers in pandemonium. Every year, the H-1B visa admits as many as 85,000 foreigners into the United States to work in Specialty Occupations. However, no […]

US Immigration: Policy Changes for Immigrants in 2019

US Immigration: Policy Changes for Immigrants in 2019

In 2018, the Trump administration pursued a fierce agenda to minimize legal immigration into the US and as well, bestow the Department of Homeland Security the authority to enforce immigration laws. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) brought about some of these changes with the introduction of new procedures and regulations for legal […]

New Visa Rules Reduce Dominance of Indian Techies in H-1B Scheme

New Visa Rules Reduce Dominance of Indian Techies in H-1B Scheme

With America’s president, Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda, outsourcing companies in the US owned by Indians have been constrained to focus on talents already in the US for recruitment. But then, this route is cost-intensive. CARE, a company that deals with credit ratings recently released a report where they revealed that they foresee more locals being […]

America’s Visa Loss Becomes a Brain Gain for Canada

America’s Visa Loss Becomes a Brain Gain for Canada

Kollol Das, an engineer from Bangalore, was in August this year, contemplating which of his two employment offers to go for. Das has years of experience in the mobile industry and got two job offers from two companies in the US and Canada respectively. His job offer from the US came from a startup in […]

65 US Universities Fight Against Trump’s Student Visa Changes

65 US Universities Fight Against Trump’s Student Visa Changes

Up to 65 universities in the US of which Harvard and MIT are included, have taken the Trump administration to court over its new strict visa policy for international students. These universities warn that the newly introduced “backdating rule” will boomerang on the higher education system in the US. The Trump administration announced these new […]

US Visa Changes and its Impact on UK Citizens

US Visa Changes and its Impact on UK Citizens

Recent changes made by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the regulations for the US visa, implies that Brits who want to visit the US would no longer be able to apply for and get their ESTA on the spot. These changes apply to both business travelers and tourists from Britain who want […]

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 […]