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Donald Trump may ban H-1B visa for Indian IT service companies

Indian IT service companies who have large operations in the United States, and service business clients through temporary work visas like H-1B visa and L-1 visa, beware.  Businessman and leading GOP frontrunner in the presidential race Donald Trump, if he gets to the White House, may end that practice, ban Indian IT service providers like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Mahindra and Cognizant, among others, from getting those visas, with the protectionist intention of creating more jobs for American workers.

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What is in the New OPT 24 Months Program?

March 6 2015 – It is expected that on March 10 2015 the final rule on new OPT STEM extension will be released. The new rule was proposed under OMB Federal Register and is on it final stage. The rule is called “Improving and Expanding Training Opportunities for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students With STEM Degrees and Cap-Gap Relief for All Eligible F-1 Students“. As you will see while the new rule will expand the STEM OPT time for students, it also comes with many strings attached especially to potential employers.

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17 months STEM OPT v/s New 24 months STEM OPT - An Analysis by Shah Peerally

This proposed rule, if made final, would permit eligible STEM graduates to receive a maximum STEM OPT extension of 24 months; permit eligible STEM graduates who have obtained a second qualifying STEM degree to obtain a second STEM OPT extension of 24 months; permit eligibility for the extension based on a STEM degree that is not the student's most recently obtained degree; limit eligibility for STEM OPT extensions to students that graduate from accredited institutions; require that students on STEM OPT extensions receive conditions of employment, including compensation, commensurate with similarly situated U.S. workers; require the disclosure of additional information, such as the student's compensation, to ICE; implement a formal process to update the STEM Designated Degree Program list; implement a formal mentoring requirement for students on STEM OPT extensions; and require employers of students applying for STEM OPT extensions to enroll in and use E-Verify on all new hires.

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Can You Transfer Your H1B Without Pay Check Stubs?

Can You Transfer Your H1B Without Pay Check Stubs?

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Working Visa Issue: India Moves WTO Against US

India recently filed a complaint in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the US’ move to impose high fees on temporary working visas, like L-1 and H-1B.

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Does Premium Processing automatically result in a RFE?

An analysis based on numerous consultation and what he have heard on our radio shows regarding RFEs and premium.

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3 Real Reasons Why International Students Can't Find Jobs in the US

During the past year, I've talked to hundreds of international students in the world, and the most common question they ask me is:

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Trump Completely Walks Back Immigration Stance He Changed At Debate

At Thursday night's debate, Donald Trump was asked about his campaign's position on H-1B visas for highly skilled workers. Trump actually changed his position on the issue from the debate stage:

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New OPT STEM Rule Passes Final Hurdle

On March 2nd, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of the2016 OPT STEM extension rule which is meant to take the place of the 2008 OPT STEM rule which has been invalidated.

 

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