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Biden Lets Trump Era H-1B Visa Bans Expire, Indian Techies To Benefit

Joe Biden did not issue a fresh proclamation for the ban on H-1B visas to continue after March 31.Washington: US President Joe Biden on Thursday let the ban on foreign workers visa, in particular H-1B, lapse as the notification issued by his predecessor Donald Trump expired, a move which is likely to benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals.Amid a national lockdown and the COVID-19 crisis, Trump in June last year issued a proclamation that suspended entry to the US of applicants for several temporary or "non-immigrant" visa categories, including H-1B, arguing that these visas presented a risk to the US labour market during the economic recovery.On December 31, Trump extended the order to March 31, 2021, noting that an extension was warranted as the pandemic continued to disrupt Amer...
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Biden Urged To Revoke Trump-Era Ban On H-1B And Other Foreign Work Visas

In June 2020, Donald Trump stopped the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visasWashington: Five powerful Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Joe Biden to rescind his predecessor Donald Trump's ban on some non-immigrant visas, including the H-1B visa which is popular among Indian IT professionals, saying this creates uncertainties for US employers, their foreign-born professional workers and their families.In June 2020, Donald Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, halting the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas, based on the alleged potential risk to the labour market.Although Proclamation 10052 is set to expire on March 31, 2021, businesses have indicated that inaction will further harm their businesses and economic recovery.The senato...
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Biden Administration Urged To Implement H1B Visa Programme

A bipartisan group urged Biden administration to implement H-1B visa programme. (File)Washington: A bipartisan group of two powerful American Senators on Wednesday urged the President Joe Biden administration to implement the H-1B visa programme reforms issued by the Donald Trump government in January, under which the visas were to be issued on the criteria of wages and not by a computerised draw of lots.In a notification issue on January 8, the Trump administration had sought to issue H-1B visas to employers offering the highest wages in the area of employment before being allocated to other petitioners.Five weeks later, the Biden administration on February 4, announced a delay in the effective date of the H-1B selection rule from March 9 to December 31, 2021. The Department of Homelan...
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H-1B Visa Overhaul Could Be In Jeopardy

Tech leaders want Congress to expand and update the H-1B visa system.HighlightsBiden immigration plan calls for dramatic boost in number of green cards But House Democrats are weighing piecemeal approach to immigration Senate Democrats haven't settled on a strategy for immigrationIncreases in visas for highly skilled foreign workers could fall by the wayside this year if Democrats decide to overhaul immigration through a series of small bills instead of the sweeping one put forward by President Joe Biden.Biden's immigration plan calls for dramatically boosting the number of green cards and expanding other avenues for high-skilled workers, a move welcomed by business interests, which have long sought reform of the H-1B visa and other programs.But House Democrats are weighing a pi...
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Joe Biden Administration Yet To Decide On Issuing New H-1B Visas After Trump Ban

H-1B visa, the most sought after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa.Washington: The Biden administration on Monday indicated it is still undecided on ending the Trump-era ban on issuing of new H-1B visas, with the Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asserting that its top priority is the acute needs of individuals fleeing persecution.In January, the former president Donald Trump had extended the ban on issuing of new H-1B visas till March 31 arguing that the country is having a very high unemployment rate and the US cannot afford to have more foreign workers."His successor President Joe Biden has revoked dozens of the executive orders of Trump including several of those related to immigration like the lifting the Muslim visa ban or those related to Green C...
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H-1B Visa Registration In US For 2022 To Begin In March

The notification by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services came on Friday.Washington: The registration process for the H-1B visa application for the next fiscal year will begin on March 9 and the successful applicants through a computerised draw of lots would be notified by March 31, a federal agency has announced.The notification by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday came a day after US President Joe Biden's administration announced that it will continue with the traditional lottery system to issue the much sought-after work visa to foreign professionals.The USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 9 and run through noon March 25.The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that al...
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Biden Revokes Trump Rule Ending Work Permit For H-1B Holders’ Spouses

Washington: An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the H-1B visa holders, most of whom are Indian IT professionals.The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.The H4 visa is normally issued to those who have already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status in the US.The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on Monday said the proposed rule titl...
India

In Talks With US For Increased Predictability In Visa Regime, Says India

The next H-1B visa filing season is slated to start on April 1. (Representational)New Delhi: India is engaged with the US for increased predictability in the visa regime and to minimise inconvenience to Indians in the US or those proposing to travel to that country, including the movement of Indian professionals, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.The assertion by MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava at an online media briefing came after the outgoing Trump administration modified the selection process for H-1B visa, giving priority to salary and skills instead of the current lottery procedures.Asked about the US Capitol Hill violence, Mr Srivastava said the Indian position has been made clear in a tweet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.PM Modi had tweeted: "Distressed t...
Business

H-1B वीजा के नियम बदले: अमेरिका ने पुराने नियमों में संशोधन किया, अब इसके सिलेक्शन में सैलरी और स्किल को प्राथमिकता मिलेगी

Hindi NewsUtilityUS To Modify H 1B Visa Selection Process, Prioritise Skill, Wage LevelsAds से है परेशान? बिना Ads खबरों के लिए इनस्टॉल करें दैनिक भास्कर ऐपनई दिल्ली11 घंटे पहलेकॉपी लिंकअमेरिकी कांग्रेस नियमों के अनुसार, एक साल में 65,000 H-1B वीजा जारी किए जाते हैंवीजा की सिलेक्शन प्रोसेस को नए नियमों के साथ फेडरल रजिस्टर में पब्लिश कर दिया हैनए नियम 60 दिन बाद लागू होंगे इस कार्यक्रम का अलगा चरण 1 अप्रैल से शुरू होगाअमेरिका ने H-1B वीजा की सिलेक्शन प्रोसेस में बदलाव किया है। यूएस सिटिजनशिप एंड इमिग्रेशन सर्विसेज (USCIS) ने H-1B वीजा सिलेक्शन में सैलरी और स्किल को प्राथमिकता दी है। इससे अमेरिकी नागरिकों के हितों की रक्षा की जा सके। पहले इस वीजा का सिलेक्शन लॉटरी प्रक्रिया से होता था।नियमों में बदलाव के बाद अस्थायी रोजगार कार्यक्रम से हाई स्किल वाले विदेशी प्रोफेशनल्स को ज्यादा लाभ होगा...
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India-American Business Group Urges Joe Biden To Ease Restrictions On H-1B Visa

Joe Biden is scheduled to be inaugurated as the 46th US President on January 20. (File)Washington: A top India-centric American business advocacy group has urged the incoming Biden administration to ease the restrictions on H-1B visas and provide green cards to higher education students with science and mathematics degrees to meet the increasing demand for IT professionals in the country.On December 31, outgoing US President Donald Trump extended a freeze on the most sought-after H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas by three months to March 31, affecting a large number of Indian IT professionals who were issued visas by the US government for the fiscal year 2021.President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat, has promised to lift the suspension on H-1B visas, saying Trump''s i...