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USA: New Merit-based Immigration Plan May Escalate Highly-Skilled Workers April 25, 2019
USA: New Merit-based Immigration Plan May Escalate Highly-Skilled Workers

A merit-based immigration plan being put together by Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser it could lead to an escalation in US visas for extremely skilled workers, sources revealed on 24 Apr 2019.Merit-based Immigration ProposalKushner is assumed to present the whole plan next week to US President Trump, who wil...

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US H1B Visa Reaches its Quota Cap for 2020 April 16, 2019
US H1B Visa Reaches its Quota Cap for 2020

On April 5, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced regarding reaching the 65,000 H1B visa limit for the FY 2020 within five days. The agency has reported a five percent increase in the quantum of applications in comparison to the previous year.The H1B visa serves US companies in recruiting overs...

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A New Study Shows that H-1B Serves the Payment of Scholarships and Training April 03, 2019
A New Study Shows that H-1B Serves the Payment of Scholarships and Training

As per a new study of the National Foundation for American Policy, the H-1B visa program for top skilled overseas professionals, presently under the excessive scrutiny of the US administration, earned $4.9 billion in employer-paid fees for the US since 1999. This was sufficient to pay 90,000 the expenses of college...

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US will commence accepting H-1B Visa Petitions from April 1 March 20, 2019
US will commence accepting H-1B Visa Petitions from April 1

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services will commence accepting fresh H-1B visa applications for the FY 2020 starting on April 1.The DetailsThe starting date for employment in these visas is October 1. Like in the past, the visa cap limit for H-1B in 2019 is 65,000. Additionally, 20,000 more petitioners, possessi...

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USCIS Resumes the Premium Processing for H-1B applications March 14, 2019
USCIS Resumes the Premium Processing for H-1B applications

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have begun the premium processing in respect of all H-1B petitions. This translates to a guaranteed processing time covering 15 days. In the other scenario, it will refund the premium processing fee to the petitioner.The reasonsUSCIS has re-opened the premium processing. Earl...

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A Startup agrees to finance H-1B visa holders and DACA recipients March 11, 2019
A Startup agrees to finance H-1B visa holders and DACA recipients

Many Indian students need financial help to pursue a master’s degree at the University level in the USA, but cannot apply for a student loan. They are forced to take a loan in India and pledge their home as collateral.Starting the journeyInspired by such experiences two persons have founded a startup, Stilt, which ...

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Launching a Petition on White House website for saving H-1B spouse work-permits March 09, 2019
Launching a Petition on White House website for saving H-1B spouse work-permits

The proposal to withdraw the authorization in H-4 spousal work is coming close to reality; the immigrant community is taking a few remedial steps. Spearheaded by people of Indian origin, it is working to ensure the continuity of the program, introduced by the past President Obama in 2015.Launching of a petitionThere ...

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US plans ending the work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders February 28, 2019
US plans ending the work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders

The spouses of a few visa holders in the USA, receiving permission to work, in a past rule, are very close for seeing the removal of their authorization.Presented to authoritiesRegulation for review was presented officially to the Office of Management and Budget as per the government database. Moreover, this shows that...

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