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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Department of Labors Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the H-1B foreign labor certification program.
Summary: Washington [US], Jun 21 (ANI): The United States has said it is not considering capping the number of annual H-1B work visas for countries that force foreign companies to store local data locally.
The case is one of seven classaction suits alleging abuse of America's H-1B guest worker visa program, a litigation wave causing chaos in the multibillion-dollar IT staffing industry.
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.
While they may possess the educational and professional qualifications for an H-1B temporary work visa, there are limited H-1B slots available and there is no guarantee that any particular person will be selected.
Washington: Forty percent of high-profile US tech companies were among the top 10 employers for approved H-1B petitions for initial employment in fiscal 2017.
Summary: Trump administration, as part of crackdown on H-1B visas, plans to rescind Obama-era programme that allowed spouses to work
Press Trust of India, Washington - The process of filing petitions for H-1B, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, begins Monday amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump Administration.
Trump temporarily suspended premium processing of H-1B visas, one of the main visas skilled workers use to enter the country.
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.
Summary: The Trump administration was mulling to deny visa extensions to H-1B holders