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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

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Donald Trump nominee for Attorney General promises curbs on H1B visas

Posted - 01/12/2017

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration will take steps, including pushing legislative measures to curb “abuse” of H-1B and L1 visas by foriegn workers, President- elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the post of Attorney General has assured US lawmakers, moves that could significantly hurt Indian IT firms and professionals.  “It’s simply wrong to think that we’re in

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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

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Employment Based Immigration: Focus on EB2 vs. EB3

Posted - 12/21/2016

  About the Author:  Sarah Pelud is the Lead Immigration Attorney overseeing the Compliance Division of iTech US, Inc., a nationally-renowned IT Consulting Firm with offices in Vermont, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Montreal, and Hyderabad (India).  iTech’s Core Values  (Driven, Compassionate, Transparent, Integrity & Agility) are the foundation of its success, with its primary focus of

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Donald Trump administration drafts executive order on H1B visas

Posted - 01/30/2017

Tokyo/Bengaluru: President Donald Trump’s clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious. After the new president banned refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Microsoft and others railed against the move, saying it violated the country’s principles and risked disrupting its engine of innovation. Trump’s next steps

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Donald Trump’s new executive order on H1B visas to hit Indian techies

Posted - 01/31/2017

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new executive order aimed at strangulating work-visa programmes, including the H1B and L1 visas used by Indian IT professionals, as part of a larger immigration reform effort, a top White House official has said.The executive order drafted by the Trump Administration not only strangulates H-1B and L1 visas, but also increases inspector

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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

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Best practices to grow your technical career faster in the American IT sector!

Posted - 12/22/2016

  About the Author:  Kishore Khandavalli is the Founder and CEO of iTech US, Inc., a nationally-renowned IT Consulting Firm with offices in Vermont, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Montreal, and Hyderabad (India).  iTech’s Core Values  (Driven, Compassionate, Transparent, Integrity & Agility) are the foundation of its success, with its primary focus of “Peace of Mind

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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

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