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US Judge Allows H-1B Visa Holder's Spouses To Work

In a major relief to the H1B visa holders in the United States of America, spouses of those working in the tech sector are allowed to work. US District judge Tanya Chutkan announced the judgement, dismissing a lawsuit filed by Save Jobs USA. The lawsuit was opposed by major tech companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google, which gave work authorization to approximately 1,00,000 spouses of international workers in the States.

Thu, 30 Mar 2023 - 09:48 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Tech companies, H-1B visa, Spouses, US Judge, lawsuit

Courtesy: The Times of India

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Received Enough Petitions For H-1B Visa In FY 2022, Says United States

The US federal agency has announced that for the fiscal year 2022, the nation received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap. The USCIS, on February 28, screened all applications and said, "We have completed sending non-selection notifications to registrants' online accounts." Notably, the US provides 65,000 H-1B visas and 20,000 US advanced degree H-1B visas every year for non-immigrants allowed to work… read-more

Tue, 01 Mar 2022 - 04:10 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: United States, US Congress, USCIS, H-1B visa, India

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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US To Waive Off In-Person Interview For H-1B & Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants

US Government is likely to waive off in-person interviews for H-1B and immigrants' visa applications. The decision was taken to shorten wait time for visa applicants, until next year. The US Government said that with this step, they are emphasising on global travel recovery, ensuring safety and reducing wait time, along with national security. Notably, H-1B and non-immigrant visa applicants include artisans, musicians, student visas,… read-more

Fri, 24 Dec 2021 - 04:24 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: H-1B visa, United States, non-immigrants, Travel Visa, Covid-19 Pandemic

Courtesy: Asianet Newsable

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POTUS Biden In No Plans Of Extending H-1B Visa Ban

After Former US President Donald Trump's notification of the ban of the HB-1 visa lapsed on March 31, President Joe Biden did not issue any further notification on the ban. As per reports in 'The Wall Street Journal', the White House will not renew the ban on visas. Meanwhile, Republican Senator Josh Hawley has urged the President to extend the ban in the country.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 05:06 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Joe BIden, Donald Trump, Visa, H-1B visa

Courtesy: India .com

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US Delays Framing Of Wage Rules For Immigrants By 18 months

The United States has considered a move for delaying the formulation and calculation rules of the existing wages for H-1B visa holders and immigrant workers by 18 months. Proposed under 'Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,' the delay would give sufficient time to the government to frame legal polices. Further, it would urge officials to update system modifications within the stipulated time. However, the delay will lead to a reduction of … read-more

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 06:03 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Joe BIden, US President, United States, H-1B visa, U.S-VISAS

Courtesy: The Print

The American Jobs First Act proposes to overhaul the H-1B visa program by making necessary changes.

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GOP Congressmen Introduce Legislation Of H-1B Visas In US

A proposal to renew the H-1B visa was put forward in the US' House of Representatives by Republican Congressmen Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz, and Lance Gooden. Reportedly, the bill states a foreign worker won't be given H-1B visa unless the employer files an application with the Secretary of Labor. Brooks said, “The bill will require employers to pay any H1B workers a minimum amount of USD 110,000".

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 07:17 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: H-1B visa, immigrants, USA, Republican, Congressmen

Courtesy: Indian Express