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Australia changes work visa program for foreigners, India consulting stakeholders

Australia changes work visa program for foreigners, India consulting stakeholders

After Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that he will be abolishing the existing 457 Visa program, currently used by temporary foreign workers to gain employment in the country, India…

Indian companies in U.S. unruffled over Trump administration’s focus on H-1B visa reforms

Indian companies in U.S. unruffled over Trump administration’s focus on H-1B visa reforms

While there’s much ado in the media over how a new executive order being announced by the White House on buying American goods and hiring Americans over foreign workers, Indian…

24-month extended OPT for STEM F-1 visa students could be revoked by May, 2017

24-month extended OPT for STEM F-1 visa students could be revoked by May, 2017

NEW YORK: A year after the measure to extend the Optional Practical Training (OPT) for some students on F-1 visa studying for a STEM-related degree, by 24 months – apart…

Bad news for H-4 visa holders with EAD, Indian IT outsourcing firms, with Trump nominating Lee Francis Cissna

Bad news for H-4 visa holders with EAD, Indian IT outsourcing firms, with Trump nominating Lee Francis Cissna

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump has nominated Lee Francis Cissna, a fierce critic of the H-1B visa used by Indian tech outsourcing firms to displace American workers, and Employment Authorization…

H-1B visa curbs won’t impact demand for Indian students in US: Arizona State University faculty

H-1B visa curbs won’t impact demand for Indian students in US: Arizona State University faculty

Indian students will continue to be in demand in the United States as they have been gaining advanced knowledge and technical skills, according to faculty of an engineering school in…

Three F-1 visa students from India awarded $5,000 SelfScore scholarship

Three F-1 visa students from India awarded $5,000 SelfScore scholarship

NEW YORK: Three F-1 visa students from India were recently awarded a $5,000 SelfScore scholarship, the only scholarship tailored exclusively toward foreign scholars in the US who have a J-1,…

H-4 visa EAD might be revoked soon after public comment period by Trump administration

H-4 visa EAD might be revoked soon after public comment period by Trump administration

NEW YORK: The Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for certain H-4 visa holders is likely to be revoked by the Trump administration, or major changes made to the existing rules to…

Jeff Sessions urges DHS to increase prosecutions at US borders

Jeff Sessions urges DHS to increase prosecutions at US borders

NOGALES, ARIZONA: In an unusual move for the head of the U.S. Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to speak with Department of Homeland Security…

H-1B visa crackdown creates national security risks: Steve Grobman of McAfee

H-1B visa crackdown creates national security risks: Steve Grobman of McAfee

The Trump administration’s crackdown on work visas could create a national security risk if technology companies aren’t able to bring in the talent they need to build rapidly evolving cyber…

USCIS announces new measures to detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse

USCIS announces new measures to detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse

WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 3 announced multiple measures to further deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. “The H-1B visa program should…