In response to recent concerns among international students planning to study in the US, the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa has extended its deadline for applications to masters and PhD programs for fall 2017 from February 15 to June 1, 2017.
A top American Senator has sought reform in H-1B visas system to bring in highly qualified workers from other countries to fill the huge shortage of IT professionals in the US.
Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 "highly skilled" new jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump.
H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa - popular among Indian IT professionals - that allows American firms to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
An Indian-origin human resource manager has become the third person connected with two outsourcing companies to be convicted of H1-B visa fraud in a scheme that also ripped off tech employees, according to Paul Fishman, the federal prosecutor for New Jersey.
H-1B visas, sought-after by Indian IT professionals, help make US firms competitive globally and contribute to generating jobs locally, India's envoy here has said amid reports the Trump administration plans to cut down the scheme.
Department of Homeland Security regulations were modified on January 17, 2017 to incorporate a new grace period to enhance job portability for individuals in E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-1B1, L-1, O-1, and TN status.
Over 100 technology start-ups have appealed to US President Donald Trump not to issue any executive order on H-1B visas, arguing that such a move will inflict “irreversible harm” on the startup community and America’s ability to compete globally.
NOW is the time to identify employees who may need H-1B status to continue working in the United States and begin preparations to file an H-1B petition on April 1st.
The Obama administration rule was popular with H-1B workers, but faced a legal challenge from group representing IT workers