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No changes in H-1B visa laws, assures Nirmala Sitharaman

No changes in H-1B visa laws, assures Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: The United States has conveyed to India that there is no significant change in the H-1B visa regime, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. Sitharaman said in Lok…

Dramatic drop in F-1 visa student applications from India to the US, says survey

Dramatic drop in F-1 visa student applications from India to the US, says survey

NEW YORK: Student applications from India for a F-1 visa to study in the United States has recorded a sudden, dramatic decline with a survey of more than 250 American…

Chicago universities to sponsor entrepreneurs through H-1B visa

Chicago universities to sponsor entrepreneurs through H-1B visa

CHICAGO/NEW YORK:  Even as controversy rages over the H-1B visa program, which anti-immigration groups want to be shut down saying it takes away jobs from American workers, and as many…

H-1B visa 2017: USCIS to accept applications from April 3

H-1B visa 2017: USCIS to accept applications from April 3

NEW YORK: The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B visa petitions this year from April 3. The window for applications is likely to be kept…

Cellphone of Americans are being checked by immigration officers at checkpoints

Cellphone of Americans are being checked by immigration officers at checkpoints

NEW YORK: The cellphone of American citizens – albeit selectively – are being checked by immigration officers at border checkpoints, including airport terminals. Worse, those asked for their cellphone and…

H-1B visa lowers wages of American workers, says new research paper

H-1B visa lowers wages of American workers, says new research paper

NEW YORK: The influx of skilled foreign workers on H-1B visa has historically led to lower wages and employment for American tech workers, according to a new research paper. Economists…

Indian American makes film on skilled workers in America

Indian American makes film on skilled workers in America

At a time when the fate of H1-B visas, building border walls, and hate crime occupy the minds of many Indian-Americans and most Indians aspiring to live in America, there’s…

Indians on H-4 visa fear financial ruin for family if EAD taken away

Indians on H-4 visa fear financial ruin for family if EAD taken away

NEW YORK: In 2016, a total of 131,051 new H-4 visas were stamped by the Department of Homeland Security. In comparison, four years before that, in 2012, only 80,015 H-4…

H-1B visa lottery for 2017 could be blocked by Oregon judge

H-1B visa lottery for 2017 could be blocked by Oregon judge

NEW YORK: The fate of the H-1B visa lottery for 2017, which begins on April 1 – and likely would be open for five business days – is at risk…

Indian immigration in the time of Trump

Indian immigration in the time of Trump

What brought Indians to the United States, and what made Indian immigrants, as a whole, so successful once here? That’s the question Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur, and Nirvikar Singh set…