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PTI
January 6, 2018
The proposal to curb H-1B visa extensions which was part of Trump's 'Buy American, Hire American' initiative, that he vowed to launch during his election campaign, is being drafted by the Department of Homeland Security.
BusinessToday.in
January 3, 2018
The proposal, circulated in the form of internal memo by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), seeks to end the provision of allowing extensions to H-1B visa holders whose applications for green card had been accepted.
PTI
New Delhi, December 16, 2017
While changing the rule wouldn't prevent spouses of H-1B holders from pursuing other avenues for work authorisation, it could deter a number of high-skilled immigrants from staying in the US if their spouses can't easily find work.
BT Online
Washington, November 16, 2017
A similar version of the bill needs to be passed by the Senate before it can be sent to the White House for US President Donald Trump to be signed into law.
Goutam Das
New Delhi, Edition:December 3, 2017

Francisco DSouza, CEO of IT services major Cognizant, still writes code. There is a reason. "Not because I'm billable but because you got to know," he says. The world of technology services is changing and employees are in an era of "life-long learning". If they don't learn, they become obsolete. DSouza, however, remains an optimist. He tells Business Today's Goutam Das that the demand for technologists and services work is not ebbing despite automation and a growing chorus of protection in key markets for Indian IT.

Team BT
New Delhi, Edition:November 19, 2017
The Karnataka government has banned pillion riders on two-wheelers with less than 100cc engine capacity to curb accidents.
BT Online
New Delhi, October 26, 2017
Not only H-1B and L-1, Trump administration has also tightened the processes for TN visa, which is for Canadian and Mexican citizens as well as the O-1 visa, issued to those with 'extraordinary abilities'.
Devika Bahadur
New Delhi, Edition:November 5, 2017

The author argues that for the idea of the West to prevail, the values of openness and equality must be embraced.

PTI
October 9, 2017
Donald Trump has proposed a merit-based immigration system that could benefit highly- skilled Indian workers but prevents them from sponsoring their extended families, as part-of an aggressive plan which the US president said will serve national interest.
PTI
October 2, 2017
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has publicly apologised for the social-media platform's negative effects and asked for forgiveness for his work that was used to divide people rather than uniting them.
PTI
September 26, 2017
With his permanent residency coming in the way of his newly wed wife joining him in the US, Satya Nadella surrendered his Green Card and applied for a H1-B visa, a move which gave him instant notoriety around the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, the Indian-born CEO has revealed.
PTI
September 19, 2017
The US has resumed fast processing of H-1B work visas in all categories subject to Congress-mandated limit, five months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas popular among Indian IT professionals.
PTI
September 6, 2017
Thousands of people from India, who arrived in the US illegally as children, are fearing deportation after President Donald Trump decided to repeal an Obama-era amnesty programme, a South Asian Advocacy group has said.
PTI
Pune, August 8, 2017
The immigration authorities, after some time, similarly alerted Customs officials about another doubtful passenger, identified as H Ranglani, travelling to Dubai on the same flight on which the man was booked.
PTI
August 8, 2017
Clampdown on H-1B visa programme will make it difficult for the US IT sector to attract open talent from countries like India and America might lose its competitive edge, a top American think-tank has said.
PTI
Washington, August 3, 2017
If passed by the Congress and signed into law, the legislation titled the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act could benefit highly-educated and technology professionals+ from countries like India.
PTI
August 1, 2017
The report of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has also refuted the impression that those who applied for the visa were not highly qualified.
Mail Today Bureau
July 25, 2017
Those included under the petitions are H-1B petitioners coming from an institute of higher education, a nonprofit organisation related or affiliated with an institute of higher education or is a petitioner with non-profit research or governmental research organisations.
Team BT
Edition:August 13, 2017

BT Online
July 12, 2017
The programme known as the International Entrepreneur Rule and favoured by many in the technology industry, would allow foreign entrepreneurs who launched companies that won $100,000 in government grants or received $250,000 in venture capital investment to stay in the US for a renewable 30-month term.
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