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Indian American woman held by US Customs after returning from India

Indian American woman held by US Customs after returning from India

NEW YORK: In a mysterious incident, which is yet to be unraveled, an unidentified Indian American woman was held by Customs at an US airport, after a trip to India.…

F-1 visa, STEM OPT extension to be affected by ACICS loss of accreditation

F-1 visa, STEM OPT extension to be affected by ACICS loss of accreditation

NEW YORK: Some F-1 visa students applying for English Language Study and some other F-1 visa students applying for 24-month STEM OPT extension programs will be affected by the ACICS…

USCIS to issue redesigned Green Card, EAD from May 1, 2017

USCIS to issue redesigned Green Card, EAD from May 1, 2017

NEW YORK: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card or Green Card, and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD), as part of the…

Infosys, TCS, Cognizant accused of gaming the H-1B visa lottery system by Trump administration

Infosys, TCS, Cognizant accused of gaming the H-1B visa lottery system by Trump administration

NEW YORK: In a further indication that the United States is aggressively going after H-1B visa reforms with focus on curbing the use of the work visa by Indian IT…

Arun Jaitley shouldn’t lobby for Indian IT companies, instead welcome H-1B visa reforms

Arun Jaitley shouldn’t lobby for Indian IT companies, instead welcome H-1B visa reforms

NEW YORK: Finance minister Arun Jaitley made headlines on the first cabinet-level interaction between India and the Trump administration, in Washington, DC, for the wrong reason: reports said Jaitley “strongly…

Alphabet applied for 4,000 H-1B visas in 2017, with average salary of $130,000

Alphabet applied for 4,000 H-1B visas in 2017, with average salary of $130,000

NEW YORK: New Jersey would be the state most affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order to ‘Hire American’ and reform work visas targeted at H-1B visa workers, according to…

F-1 visa 24-month OPT extension lawsuit dismissed

F-1 visa 24-month OPT extension lawsuit dismissed

NEW YORK: There’s good news for STEM F-1 visa students who have availed or were planning to avail of the extended 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, apart from the…

Trump’s plan to ‘Hire American’ must give more rights to H-1B visa workers, increase Green Cards

Trump’s plan to ‘Hire American’ must give more rights to H-1B visa workers, increase Green Cards

President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that directs federal agencies to implement a “Buy American, Hire American” strategy and to reform the much maligned H-1B visa. No…

Failed to get H-1B visa? Try L1 or EB5 visa, experts suggest

Failed to get H-1B visa? Try L1 or EB5 visa, experts suggest

The cap for US H-1B visas for 2018 may have been reached but immigration experts say that Indian applicants, who form the majority of the recipients of such visas, have…

Donald Trump orders changes to H-1B visa program for skilled foreign workers

Donald Trump orders changes to H-1B visa program for skilled foreign workers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday will order federal agencies to look at tightening a temporary visa program used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the United States, as…

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