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The homecoming of H-1B rejects is turning India into a new land of opportunity

In 2014, Gaurang Poddar landed a job at Ernst & Young (EY) in New York after graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering and business administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Extension of Post Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and F-1 Status for Eligible Students under the H-1B Cap-Gap Regulations

ALERT:  Although F-1 nonimmigrant students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) may apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT employment authorization, our policies regarding the cap-gap extension remain the same.

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Proposal to revoke H4 work permit getting final touches at DHS as H1B spouses brace for tough choices

The proposal to rescind work authorisation of H1B spouses (on H4 visas) in America is getting its final touches at the Department of Homeland Security before being sent off for approval by Donald Trump’s budget chief after which it will be published and open for comments, usually for 60 days.

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H-1B restrictions motivate tech talent to move to Canada

H-1B visas are becoming harder to get, forcing local businesses to set up shop in Canada - who has a more friendly program for tech and high skilled workers.

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Controversial USCIS Memo Draws Major H-1B Lawsuit

n February 22, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a controversial memo designed to make it difficult (some say “impossible”) for professionals in H-1B status to provide services at the site of their employer’s customers.

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What Do F-1 Students Need to Know as They Await the Fate of Their H-1B Cap Petition?

As reported on April 6, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received more H-1B cap petitions than the statutory available visas for both the general cap of 65,000 available H-1B visas and the additional 20,000 for U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the “master’s cap.” We understand how stressful it is for both the H-1B employers and the foreign national candidate as they await the results of the H-1B lottery (“work by lottery” program).

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USCIS Completes Data Entry of Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Subject Petitions

USCIS has completed data entry for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in our computer-generated random selection process. 

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Spring Regulatory Agenda Re-Confirms Trumps Plans for Reform of H-4 EADs, H-1Bs, and OPT

The Spring Regulatory Agenda of the Trump Administration was recently published and re-confirms the earlier announced plans for reform, but with updated timelines.

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USCIS Sued Over H1B Visa Data by Federation for American Immigration Reform

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has sued US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to obtain information on employees and employers using the H1B visa program.

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H1B Visa update: a tale of changing policies and growing anxieties

One of the biggest challenges that the Indian workforce anticipated post the election of Donald Trump was to be in their access to H1-B visas and a chance to work in the US.

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