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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New Delhi: Former Infosys director and industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai said the recent move by the Donald Trump administration to tighten H-1B visa approval is unlikely to have any significant impact on Indian IT firms compliant with laws, but could "hurt" bodyshops that misuse the system.
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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.
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administration is adding hurdles and increasing scrutiny in the H-1B visa system making it harder for American corporate businesses to hire foreign workers.
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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.
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