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Employers using E-Verify should download and preserve the data by end of the year December 15, 2015
Employers using E-Verify should download and preserve the data by end of the year

US employers who are registered in the “E-Verify”, the electronic system for job eligibility verification must prepare for downloading and preserving the entire e-Verify information submitted to the USCIS by the 31st December 2015.On the yearly basis, the USCIS should arrange the E-Verify records that are10 year ...

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US House approves latest Screening Measures for European tourists December 14, 2015
US House approves latest Screening Measures for European tourists

The Visa Waiver Program, created in the year 1986, permits the citizens from around 38 nations to travel with ease to the US for three months without acquiring a visa.The bill, the second main piece of the security law was approved in the chamber, is passed by 407 to 19. But the strong showing in the House can put the ...

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How H-1B visas look like if law to limit its usage is passed December 14, 2015
How H-1B visas look like if law to limit its usage is passed

The legislation reforms which are under the consideration in the US will transform the nation’s work visa regulations for high skilled employees, limiting the number of individuals eligible and making it further complicated to acquire an H-1B permit which is widely used by the outsourcing industry of India.The curren...

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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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