H-1B visa rule change sparks fear of skilled-worker shortage

By David A. Arnott The Trump administration has suspended expedited processing of H-1B visa applications, starting April 3, saying the move could last as long as six months. Under current rules, applications for H-1B visas, which are intended for skilled foreign workers and are...

Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions Beginning April 3, 2017

Late Friday afternoon the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced that beginning April 3, 2017 premium processing will be suspended for all H-1B petitions. Premium Processing is a filing option for certain immigration petitions that allows the case to be...

Forget Silicon Valley: Here’s the place worried that Trump will chop technology visas

By Seema Mody President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda and his focus on curbing immigration have stoked fears that visas widely given to technology workers may be on the chopping block. Since the early 1990s, H-1B visas have helped companies in the U.S....

Indian IT Outsourcers Anxious Over Potential Changes To H1-B Visas

By Julie McCarthy With the Trump administration vowing to tighten rules for skilled workers entering the United States, India’s software services companies are worried. Indian IT giants outsource tens of thousands of tech specialists to the United States each year, and...

H-1B Visas: How Donald Trump Could Change America’s Skilled Worker Visa Rules

By Newley Purnell During his campaign, President Donald Trump assailed a skilled-worker visa program used to send foreigners to the U.S., and in his inaugural speech Friday he said the country would “follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American.” Indian outsourcing...

H-1B Season is Rapidly Approaching – Plan Now for Filing New H-1B Petitions for CIS Receipts on April 3, 2017

In less than three months, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions filed under the Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018) H-1B quota. No more than 85,000 new H-1B visa numbers, which include 20,000 U.S....

Trump, Tech Tycoons Talk Overhaul of H1B Visas

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO — President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has been actively considering ways to revamp a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs, according to sources familiar with the discussions....

What’s next for the H-1B program under Trump?

By Justine Brown In 2015, Southern California Edison workers complained that more than 500 of them were laid off so the company could bring in cheaper H-1B workers from other countries. The year prior, former Disney workers said the same thing happened to them when 250 employees...

Trump, tech tycoons talk overhaul of H1B visas

By Mica Rosenberg, Stephen Nellis and Emily Stephenson President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has been actively considering ways to revamp a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs, according to sources...

Trump and Sessions plan to restrict highly skilled foreign workers. Hyderabad says to bring it on.

By Max Bearak HYDERABAD, India — The ritual goes like this: If you’re approaching the god Balaji with an appeal, walk in a circle around the temple 11 times and leave an offering of tulsi leaves at his feet. Should your wish be granted, come back and do it 108 times. “We call him...
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