Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: H1B VISA

US to allow some H1-B visa seekers to resubmit their applications

According to USCIS, the re-submission is for those whose applications have been rejected or administratively closed solely because the start date was after 1 October 2020.

Big win for Indian IT firms as Biden decides to let Trump’s H1-B visa ban expire today

Biden’s decision will please business groups from Silicon Valley giants to Indian IT firms which had pressured the administration to lift the ban ever since he took office.

US House passes key bills providing citizenship to ‘Dreamers’, migrant farmworkers

The American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 will provide relief to Temporary Protected Status holders & Dreamers, young people who came to US as children and know no other country.

Biden admin to reconsider objections to H1-B visas raised during Trump administration

The move is expected to help a large number of Indian IT professionals who were having a tough time due to various policies & memoranda on non-immigrant work visas

H-1B visa application registrations to begin on 1 March

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

Joe Biden withdraws move to rescind work authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders

In 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a rule allowing certain H4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders to legally seek employment in the US.

US modifies H-1B visa selection process, prioritises salary & skill over lottery system

The notification, which comes with less than two weeks left in President Donald Trump's tenure, is the latest effort to bar the entry of immigrants to the US.

Joe Biden plans to raise H-1B visa limit & remove country quota for green cards

Biden is expected to reverse the move of the Trump administration to revoke work permits to the spouses of H-1B visas, which had adversely impacted many Indian families in the US.

Increase H-1B predictability — India asks US following proposal to scrap visa lottery system

Trump administration proposes to scrap the computerised lottery system for H-1B visas and replace it with a wage-level-based selection process.

US announces exemptions to H-1B, L-1 visa ban for existing employees, healthcare workers

The State Department said the exemptions have been given under national interest category, which are also available to employees' spouses and depended.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.