H1B visa: India begins dialogue with US lawmakers

Posted - 02/21/2017

The Indian software services companies will breathe a sigh of relief as the Indian ministries, authorities and industry lobby had a dialogue with a visiting eight-member US delegation headed by Congressman Bob GoodLatte, on the ongoing concerns of H1-B visa holders. After the meeting with IT minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, GoodLatte, the chairman of house

China will embrace more talents

Posted - 02/20/2017

A recent article in your newspaper titled “More overseas students look for jobs at home” talked about the phenomenon that an increasing number of Chinese students who studied in the US will go back to China to carve out their career. It is true that it is becoming harder for Chinese students studying in the


GOP Tech Plan Takes Aim at H1-B Visas, Taxes, and Patent Law

Posted - 02/17/2017

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) unveiled an ambitious agenda to boost the U.S. tech industry on Thursday, which included proposed reforms to contentious issues like immigration and corporate tax policy. In a speech announcing an “Innovation Agenda” for the new Congress, the senator also touted his ties to President Trump, and said he would act as


Rush to invest $500,000 to get green card

Posted - 02/17/2017

Every week, on average, three Indians are signing up to shell out half-a-million dollars each to have a go at living the American dream, through a sponsored ‘invest in the US and get a green card‘ program called the EB-5. The EB-5 Investor Visa program provides an opportunity for immigrant foreign nationals and their immediate


H4 visa holders nervous EAD might be taken away

Posted - 02/14/2017

Dated February 11 – Every time she reads a news item relating to H1 or H4 visas, Neha Vyas’ heart skips a beat.  The Reston Virginia resident, who got her Employment Authorization Card last November, says she is “scared, but harbors “a slight hope that sense will prevail.” Vyas is referring to the motion filed


Donald Trump will realise H1B curbs will affect US, says NITI Aayog CEO

Posted - 02/14/2017

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant on Monday said US President Donald Trump will soon realise that protectionist measures like restrictions on H1B visa will impact America itself. “….I think Donald Trump will soon realise that a vast number of Indians have contributed very significantly to the growth of software in


H1B visas help American firms remain competitive: Indian ambassador to US Navtej Sarna

Posted - 02/14/2017

WASHINGTON: H1B visas, sought-after by Indian IT professionals, help make US firms competitive globally and contribute to generating jobs locally, India’s envoy here has said amid reports the Trump administration plans to cut down the scheme. “The H1B scheme has been crucial in making US companies competitive globally in increasing their client base, in increasing


Indian-American professionals express concern over H1B bills

Posted - 02/13/2017

WASHINGTON: Silicon Valley-based Indian American IT professionals have expressed concerns over new bills on H1B visa being introduced in the US Congress by the Trump administration, saying it would adversely affect the community. Over a hundred Indian-American technology professionals gathered in the Silicon Valley recently to express their concerns on the issues and felt the


H1B visa issue: Govt seeks data from industry to take up matter with US

Posted - 02/12/2017

New Delhi: The government has sought detailed business data from the industry, mainly the IT companies, so that it can effectively take up their concerns over the US visa issue with the new American administration. The issues related with visa was discussed during a meeting chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week.


H1B Visa Changes: Commerce and Industry Minister Holds Discussions With Stakeholders 

Posted - 02/10/2017

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday held detailed discussions with top government officials and industry representatives on the proposed tightening of the H1B visa rules and its impact on the domestic IT sector. Secretaries from the ministries of external affairs, finance, telecommunication, electronics and IT, commerce as well as DIPP, besides representatives of