America Bans Filipinos with H2-A and H-2B Visas

America Bans Filipinos with H2-A and H-2B Visas

The US has banned citizens of the Philippines who want to enter the US via the H-2A and H-2B visa schemes following the increase in cases of Filipinos who overstayed their visas as well as cases of human trafficking. The GMA released a report which revealed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not […]

US Shutdown Results Cancellation of 40,000 Immigration Hearings

US Shutdown Results Cancellation of 40,000 Immigration Hearings

The ongoing shutdown of government by the Trump administration has led to the straining of the country’s immigration system and thus the cancellation of more than 40,000 immigration court hearing. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is pumping out funds to extend military troops to the US-Mexico border. The troops are being extended because of the partial shutdown […]

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 […]

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 […]