Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicH1-B visa

Topic: H1-B visa

America needs more of India’s and China’s best and brightest H-1B workers

H-1B workers contribute a lot to innovation and economic dynamism and are important to the national prosperity of the US.

US Congress to vote on bill to lift cap on Green Cards, could benefit Indians with H1-B visas

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act is set to sail through the 435-member House of Representatives Tuesday and is being supported by more than 310 lawmakers.

Lawsuit against allowing work authorisation to H-4 visa holders revived in US court

The Trump administration has been attempting to revoke the Obama-era decision that allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to be employed in the USA.

US proposes changes to H-1B visa with preference for American-educated foreign nationals

The proposal is aimed at choosing skilled foreigners in a system that increases chances for those with a master's or higher degree from US institutions.

Revoking visas of H-1B holders’ spouses will split families: US lawmakers

A legislation preventing the work authorisation of spouses of H1-B visa holders, including Indians, from getting revoked has been introduced.

America’s need for skilled immigrants won’t go away

Skilled immigrants pay for elderly Americans’ retirement & health care, maintenance of roads, sewers, electrical grids, police & firefighters.

Trump’s visa controls won’t force skilled NRIs to return because India is just too shabby

When the world’s skilled decide which country to move to, India isn’t one that comes to mind. So, don’t expect a significant number of skilled NRIs to return.

On H-1B visas, Trump is as off the mark as Rahul Gandhi is on ‘Fake in India’

The fallacy in Trump’s thinking is that displaced, uneducated industrial workers can fill the vacuum created by packing off expatriate knowledge workers.

Trump’s H-1B tweak will make things tougher for Indian companies, not US firms

The proposed salary cap will hit Indian IT companies that pay H-1B holders $69,000 to $82,000, not the likes of Amazon and Google who pay over $100,000.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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