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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. use H-1B workers from TCS to ship 72 IT jobs to India

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. use H-1B workers from TCS to ship 72 IT jobs to India

NEW YORK: In yet another instance of ‘knowledge transfer’ – the dubious practice of having current employees train their replacement workers from an IT outsourcing firm before being fired –…

Indian American NASA scientist detained at US border, phone confiscated

Indian American NASA scientist detained at US border, phone confiscated

A US-born NASA scientist of Indian-origin was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials and was not permitted to enter the country unless he unlocked his PIN-protected work…

Visa applications from India to US will plummet this year, warn experts

Visa applications from India to US will plummet this year, warn experts

Some immigration agencies and lawyers based in Punjab, India, say visa applications for the United States has dropped by nearly 70 percent. The US issued 900,000 visas to Indian citizens…

Penn State posters to report illegal aliens, Travel Ban create panic in US universities

Penn State posters to report illegal aliens, Travel Ban create panic in US universities

NEW YORK: Tougher immigration enforcement has come to haunt educational institutions in the United States in the wake of a slew of executive orders passed by President Donald Trump, as…

H4 visa holders nervous EAD might be taken away

H4 visa holders nervous EAD might be taken away

Every time she reads a news item relating to H1 or H4 visas, Neha Vyas’ heart skips a beat. The Reston, Virginia resident, who got her Employment Authorization Card last…

F-1 visa scam: owner of four California schools plead guilty to immigration fraud

F-1 visa scam: owner of four California schools plead guilty to immigration fraud

The owner of four schools in California that ran four ‘pay-to-stay’ schools that allowed hundreds of foreign students on F-1 visa to pay for non-existent classes, skip school without retribution…

Green Card holders rushing to becoming US citizens, for several reasons

Green Card holders rushing to becoming US citizens, for several reasons

NEW YORK: For long-time residents of the United States, the idea of giving up Indian citizenship is unpalatable, although reconciled to their children on a US passport. Recent flurry of…