Tuesday, 4 October, 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.

On Camera


File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.