Thursday, 27 January, 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.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

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AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

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The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.