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Bill seeking H-1B limits exemption for foreigners with US PhD introduced

A bill has been re-introduced in the House of Representatives that seeks exemption for foreign-born persons with an American PhD+ in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from the limits on the number of employment-based green cards and H-1B visas awarded annually.

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Infosys Details Plan To Hire 10,000 Americans in Face Of H-1B Pressure

 Infosys Ltd, the India's second biggest IT services company, on Wednesday touted its new strategy to hire and train 10,000 American workers over the next two years at the company's annual leadership meeting in San Francisco.

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NASSCOM ups expenditure to get its plea heard

It is no secret that the IT sector depends largely on foreign contracts for its sustenance and Trump's "Hire American" agenda has now brought the IT sector to its knees.

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US lawmaker Jim Sensenbrenner wants to abolish H-1B visa lottery system

​In an op-ed in Forbes Magazine on Monday, Sensenbrenner said that abolishing the lottery system can restore the original purpose of H-1B visa – to bring in highly qualified professional, whom he calls “best and brightest” to the US.

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The number of visas Indian techies get, won’t go down: Nirmala Sitharaman on H-1B

Commerce & Industries Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has asked the Indian IT professionals not to panic as the number of visas they currently get will not decline. She said that only the selection for such visas is getting tougher, but the ‘numbers are not changing’.

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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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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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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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