Meet the Foreign Tech Workers Left in Limbo by Trump

Posted - 04/19/2017

At dawn in California’s Bay Area, the river of commuters begins to flow. It is filled with the people who help make our smartphones, our favorite games, the apps we download. But many have also come to make something else, perhaps — a new life in America. These are just a few of the 85,000


Daily Report: Cautious Optimism for Trump’s H-1B Plans

Posted - 04/19/2017

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that could lead to significant changes in the H-1B immigrant worker program that is heavily used by the technology industry. While tech has often clashed with Mr. Trump, at least on this issue, many executives are cautiously optimistic. Why? They are not the biggest users of H-1B


Trump’s Executive Order Won’t Give Tech Clarity on H-1B Visas

Posted - 04/18/2017

During a scheduled trip to Wisconsin Tuesday, President Trump will sign a long-awaited executive order that aims to address fraud and abuse in the visa program tech companies use to hire high-skilled foreign workers. As a candidate, Trump vowed to kill the H-1B visa, calling it “very, very bad for workers.” Tech industry leaders, who


Trump to sign ‘Buy American, Hire American’ executive order

Posted - 04/17/2017

WASHINGTON — President Trump will sign a double-barreled executive order Tuesday that will clamp down on guest worker visas and require agencies to buy more goods and services from U.S. companies and workers. Trump will sign the so-called “Buy American, Hire American” executive order during a visit to Snap-On Tools in Kenosha, Wis., Tuesday, said


Donald Trump’s H1B visa curbs might boost Indian tech sector

Posted - 04/12/2017

By leveraging Donald Trump’s H1B visa crackdown, PM Narendra Modi could boost the nation’s tech sector and create more jobs at home Taipei: “Putting American Workers First,” reads the bold headline on the home page of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, proclaiming: “New Measures to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse.” A click through


Tightening H1B visa norms a blessing in disguise for IT firms: Mohandas Pai

Posted - 04/12/2017

The present business model of Indian IT companies — offshore-onsite work ratio of 70:30 would now go up to 90:10, the former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys said. The tightening of H1-B work visa rules in the US would be advantageous to Indian IT firms as they would shift more work offshore and also be


USCIS Reaches Statutory Limit of H-1B Cap Cases for Fiscal Year 2018

Posted - 04/10/2017

USCIS announced on April 7, 2017, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. USCIS also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap. […] Read Full Article: USCIS


H-1B Visa Curb Could Benefit These Countries

Posted - 04/08/2017

Countries such as Singapore and Poland are set to benefit from the increasingly difficult processes associated with the permit acquisition of the United States; the latest report told journalists. Those nations and a host of other like Finland and Taiwan are primed to gain in attracting experts in different fields such as engineering, according to


H-1B Visas Get New Guidelines To Fight Fraud, Abuse As Annual Lottery Begins

Posted - 04/07/2017

The Trump administration made it harder for tech companies to import foreign workers just as the annual lottery for visas began Monday. Guidelines issued Friday by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) affect the H-1B visa process and take effect immediately. The guidelines require proof a job is so complicated, computer programmers need more