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Goa to exploit Donald Trump’s H-1B visa crackdown: Minister

​Goa should look to exploit US President Donald Trump’s crackdown on H-1B visas by facilitating the return of Goan NRIs, IT Minister Rohan Khaunte said on Thursday.

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Indian student from Andhra Pradesh killed in road mishap in US

An Indian student, pursuing masters in electrical engineering at Northern Illinois University, was killed in a road mishap in Illinois, US. The victim has been identified as Sai Kumar Adluri from Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh.

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U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

If you work at Apple's One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino as a computer programmer on an H-1B visa, you can can be paid as little as $52,229. That's peanuts in Silicon Valley. Average wages for a programmer in Santa Clara County are more than $93,000 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Mass layoffs plaguing the IT industry, NASSCOM denies

With reports of hundreds of employees are being laid off by IT leaders, industry body NASSCOM refutes these layoffs.

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Nasscom Refutes Reports of Mass Layoffs by Indian IT Companies

As per the report, Wipro too is reported to start the process of making its organisation leaner and more decentralised by slashing is workforce. 

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Return of Petitions Not Selected in the H-1B Lottery Triggers "Cap Gap" Considerations

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 3, 2017, that data entry for the FY2018 H-1B visa lottery has been completed and that petitions not accepted under the lottery selection process will be returned.

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Donald Trump: Not against legal immigration

President Donald Trump has said that he wants to stop illegal immigration into the US and called for a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India.

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H1B visa: US Congresswoman warns Trump administration against hasty changes

A US Congresswoman of Indian origin has cautioned the Donald Trump administration against hasty changes in the H1-B visa regime, saying this should be done via the legislative route rather than through a presidential executive order.

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Why The Expected H1b Changes Are Good News For Indian Students

The intention of the order is to close the current loophole that brings in less skilled and lower-paid workers and replace the lottery system with a merit-based immigration system, thus giving master’s degree holders a better chance of getting H-1B visas.

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Firstpost special: Cognizant adds grist to Trump H1B visa assault, says no cost benefit in outsourcing

Now Cognizant is admitting the cost difference between an onsite worker, H1B worker and offshore techie has narrowed so much it does not matter anymore.

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