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No, H1B approval has not changed one bit, Trump admin just put subcontractors on a tight leash

No, H1B visa rules have not “changed” and neither has approval gotten any “tougher” as of this week. 

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New US H-1B norms won't make much of a difference for Indian IT companies

"The new measure will be an unnecessary and expensive burden that will not make much difference to our member firms, which are in the business of providing solutions to client companies," Nasscom said in a statement.

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Trump Cracks Down On H-1B Visa

Bad News for Indian IT Companies! Trump Cracks Down On H-1B Visa

Effective immediately, the new guidance comes weeks ahead of the beginning of the H-1B visas filing season, which is expected to be 2 April, for the American fiscal year 2018-19, which begins on 1 October, 2018.

Companies seeking H-1B visas for their employees working at a third-party site, would now have an intensive paper work to file before submitting their applications.

This includes evidence of actual work assignments, which may include technical documentation, milestone tables, marketing analysis, cost-benefit analysis, brochures, and funding documents.

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US Senate Rejects Immigration Bills; Dreamers, H-1B Visa Aspirants Left in the Lurch

Senators, in a series of votes, failed to muster enough votes for either of the immigration plan to move ahead. In fact, the bill backed by Trump lost 39-60 votes. 

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USCIS Administrative Appeals Office issues important non-precedent decisions on wage level determinations for H-1B petitions

Beginning in the summer of 2017, employers began to see an increase in Requests for Evidence (RFE) from USCIS on H-1B petitions alleging that the occupation was not a specialty occupation because the employer assigned a level 1 wage. 

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The children of H-1B visa holders are growing up — and still waiting for green cards

In 2008, the allure of coming to the United States seemed like a two-way street for Chinmoyee Datta. The US would get a qualified teacher in a district that couldn’t find enough instructors and Datta would get to experience an entirely new country.

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US has not made major change to H-1B regime: Sushma Swaraj

Allaying apprehensions over changes in H-1B visa rules, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said there had, so far, been no major change in the H-1B programme, adding India had been in touch with the US administration and US Congress over the issue . 

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H-1B Debarred/Disqualified List of Employers

H-1B Debarred/Disqualified List of Employers

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H-1B Cap: Critical Filing Dates for FY 2019

Employers seeking to sponsor H-1B workers for Fiscal Year 2019 can begin filing petitions on April 2, 2018 (April 1 is a Sunday), for a start date of October 1, 2018.  The H-1B visa is used by businesses that want to employ foreign nationals to work in a specialty occupation requiring theoretical or technical expertise. 

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H-1B Petitions for Foreign Employees: Changes to Policy, Not Process

With widespread media attention on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy expiration and immigration policy negotiations, it is important not to overlook the start of the H-1B “cap” case season.

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