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US DOS publishes January 2016 priority dates in its Visa Bulletin December 12, 2015
US DOS publishes January 2016 priority dates in its Visa Bulletin

Every month, theUS State Department’s Visa Office issues the priority dates for that month in its Visa Bulletin. It is issued for the different employment and family based categories. A priority date is the individual’s “place in line” for the visa, which means that the immigrant visas or the green cards will b...

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Bill to increase the salary of H-1B visa holders introduced in the US Senate December 12, 2015
Bill to increase the salary of H-1B visa holders introduced in the US Senate

US Republican Senator, Ted Cruz had introduced a bill in the Senate for making the minimum income of H-1B employees to around$1,10,000 per year and he also said that it would stop the employers from replacing the US workers with cheaper overseas labour.While this bill has a slight chance of getting through Congress as ...

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US DOS has issued Visa bulletin update for January 2016 December 11, 2015
US DOS has issued Visa bulletin update for January 2016

The US State Department (DOS) has issued the Visa Bulletin for January 2016 and it is showing some minor movements in the job based visa categories. The most important movement was in the category of Indian EB-2 which had advanced by another eight months to 1st February 2008 (the December 2015 bulletin is showing a t...

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House passes the bill to tighten restrictions on visa free travel to US December 09, 2015
House passes the bill to tighten restrictions on visa free travel to US

The House of Representatives in the US has voted tremendously on Tuesday to tighten the control on the visa free traveling to the US by the citizens of around 38 countries who are permitted to visit the US without having a visa. The bill is the second key portion of security law that is approved in the chamber.The step...

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US Senators introduce a law to slash H-1B visas by 15,000 December 09, 2015
US Senators introduce a law to slash H-1B visas by 15,000

Two US Senators had introduced a law in Senate and had also proposed to bring down the H-1B visa numbers by 15,000 and also decided that this visa would be offered to the top most wage earners first.The law was presented by the Senators Bill Nelson and Jeff Sessions. According to Nelson, by cutting down the visa nu...

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US State Department would no longer issue additional passport pages from next year December 08, 2015
US State Department would no longer issue additional passport pages from next year

For the regular tourists there is nothing much impressive than a passport which is well stamped and its pages that are filled with dates and inks and destinations. But if the pages of your passport are going to be filled up, then you required applying for extra pages in your passport.From 1st January 2016, the US Depar...

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Colleges in Virginia often hire overseas employees December 07, 2015
Colleges in Virginia often hire overseas employees

According to the analysis information, it was revealed that during this financial year 2015, which ended on 30th September, the employers from the US firms had got the permission for employing around 1.2 million overseas employees with H-1B visas. Over 32,000 of these immigrant workers were approved to work in Virginia...

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US worker protections that permit STEM grads to work on student visa is stirring controversy December 04, 2015
US worker protections that permit STEM grads to work on student visa is stirring controversy

The US employees protections in the federal rule which permits the STEM graduates to get employed on the student visa for a period of three years has been getting more controversial.The US government, as part of their proposed OPT extension for students related to STEM needs the employers to confirm that they would...

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