H-1B Visa


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H-1B Visa

A visa granting the holder permission to live and work the United States for three years, with the opportunity to renew once. H-1B visa holders must possess sufficient skills to perform the work for which they are hired (though there has been controversy about the level of skill required) and, if they quit or are fired, they must return home, find another job, or apply for a change in status. While the H1-B visa is not an immigrant visa, its holders may apply for green cards.
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Eshoo (CA-18) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) reintroduced the H-4 Employment Protection Act, legislation prohibiting the Trump Administration from revoking an Obama-era rule that extends work authorization to certain spouses of H-1B visa holders, including thousands of immigrants in Silicon Valley.
The plaintiffs note that South Asians dominate TCS's senior management, and accuse TCS of abusing the H-1B visa system, meant to bring in specialized foreign workers only when skilled American workers are insufficient to fill jobs.
The applicant was intelligent, eager-to-learn, presentable, hard working, had applicable experience--and needed an H-1B visa sponsorship.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) director L Francis Cissna said at an event that he would happily get to work on drawing up a policy that prohibits H-1B visa holders from replacing American employees if he received such orders.
Washington: A US think-tank has said top seven Indian IT companies experienced a whopping 43 percent drop in their H-1B visa approvals between 2015 and 2017.
The Obama administration attempted a partial fix to the problem in 2015, authorising temporary work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders who were in the pipeline to get a green card.
Big banks, which had been so far seeking to hire foreign workers under the H-1B visa programme, are now reconsidering their costs as the Trump administration has made it harder for firms to obtain these permits.
The Trump administrationon Mondayannounced no regulatory change would come into effect that would force H-1B visa holders waiting for their Green Cards to leave theUnited States.
The Trump administration's plan to consider big changes in the H-1B visa program potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of foreign workers a as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and the McClatchy News Service a must be handled with extreme care, for it could disrupt the U.S.
administration is adding hurdles and increasing scrutiny in the H-1B visa system making it harder for American corporate businesses to hire foreign workers.
At issue was section 101 (a)(15)(H)(i)(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), (10) a law that facilitates the country's most commonly utilized (11) and most contentious, highly-skilled foreign worker program (12)--the H-1B visa. (13) The majority of H-1B workers are young males born in India working in computer-related occupations--the industry that depends the most on foreign labor.
The H-1B visa category is numerically capped at 85,000 total visas and this cap has been reached almost immediately in each fiscal year since 2009.