Tougher H-1B norms open doors for India’s real talent

Posted - 04/05/2017

BENGALURU: The Trump administration’s move to make it tougher for entry-level computer programmers to use H-1Bs+ is an opportunity for India to send its more talented professionals on these visas to the US. Already, entry-level programmers have become a small part of the total number of applicants for H-1Bs. Official US data shows that computer


Tougher H-1B clause for IT programmers

Posted - 04/04/2017

BENGALURU: A new memorandum issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes it mandatory to ensure a closer scrutiny of computer programmers using H-1B work visas, and ensure that only those programming positions that can qualify as a specialty occupation use these visas. Companies applying for H-1B visas for computer programming positions will


H-1B Updates from USCIS

Posted - 04/04/2017

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Trump Has Done Nothing to Fix America’s Tech Talent Shortage

Posted - 04/03/2017

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LONG-PROMISED changes to the country’s high-skilled-worker visa program may have to wait another year. The H-1B visa application process begins today, and the requirements for companies looking to hire foreign talent have gone largely unchanged, despite Trump’s repeated threats to reform a program he says undermines American workers. For tech leaders who have

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Homeland Security announces steps against H1B visa fraud

Posted - 04/03/2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to overhaul the program. A White House official said Trump may still do more on the