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Prevent Indian talent moving to Canada due to outdated H-1B visa policy, US lawmakers told

Policy experts told US lawmakers the trend was in response to the comparative ease Canada provides to international students and foreign nationals in getting permanent residence.

US Congress lawmakers introduce bill to eliminate per-country cap on Green Card

The bill phases out the 7% per-country limit on employment-based immigrant visas. The bill also raises the 7% per-country limit on family-sponsored visas to 15%.
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H-1B visa overhaul will be affected if immigration bill is broken up

Biden’s immigration plan calls for boosting the number of green cards. But House Democrats are weighing a piecemeal approach to immigration that would put more popular measures first.
US President Joe Biden speaks at the State Department in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 4 February, 2021. | Photographer: Jim Lo Scalzo | EPA/Bloomberg

What Biden’s reversal of Trump-era visa ban means for immigrants, H-1B aspirants

US President Joe Biden reversed a freeze on legal immigration imposed during the pandemic by the Trump administration.

Biden clear about restoring compassion & order to US immigration system, says White House

In Biden's immigration reform bill sent to Congress, White House has proposed elimination of country-quota in allocation of green cards, a major demand of Indian IT professionals.
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Donald Trump extends freeze on H-1B, other work visas till 31 March

The decision will impact a large number of Indian IT professionals and American and Indian companies who were issued H-1B visas by the US govt for the fiscal year 2021.
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Trump administration accuses Facebook of H-1B visa abuse

The Justice Department said Facebook 'refused to recruit, consider, or hire qualified and available US workers for over 2,600 positions' & instead reserved the jobs to non-citizens.
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Trump administration proposes to scrap computerised lottery system for H1B visas

The US govt proposes to replace it with a wage-level-based selection process to help counter the downward pressure on the wages of American workers.
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Trump’s ban on H-1B, L-1 visas for foreign workers cost $100 billion, says report

An order signed by Trump on June which temporarily banned H-1B & L-1 visas, caused a negative impact to the valuation of Fortune 500 firms, Brookings Institute said in a report.
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Trump administration imposes fresh curbs on H-1B visas ahead of 2020 US election

US Department of Homeland Security said data shows more than half-a-million H-1B nonimmigrants have been used to displace US workers, leading to reduced wages & stagnation of wages.
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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