US Visa applicants applying for a range of visas will now be exempted from in-person interviews as the US department of state has issued fresh guidelines owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and rising Omicron Cases.
There will be no in-person interview for certain visa applicants, which also include H-1B visas. It is a non-immigrant visa usually issued to workers with theoretical or technical expertise who get hired in US companies.
According to the whistle-blower report by EPI, HCL makes a profit by placing temporary H-1B visa workers at numerous top companies.
Under the current system, individuals from countries with large populations -- such as India and China -- face decades-long wait times to achieve lawful permanent resident status.
The experts have urged the Congress to act fast to prevent the Indian talent from moving to Canada from the United States.
In June 2020, Donald Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, ceasing the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas, based on the alleged potential risk to the labour market.
The move is expected to ease Indian IT professionals who were having a tough time during the previous Trump admin due to various policieson non-immigrant work visas, like H-1B
A day earlier, Trump at an event in Florida had alleged that the Biden administration has put the national security at risk by opening up the borders to illegal immigrants.
Former President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market
An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders
Biden administration announced that it will continue with the traditional lottery system to issue the much sought-after work visa to foreign professionals.
Apple CEO Tim Cook welcomed President Biden's 'commitment to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform that reflects the American values of justice, fairness and dignity'.
Once again, the US administration amended the H-1B visa norms by changing the rules to give priority to higher wages and skills for the selection of deserving candidates.
H-1B visas is a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise
The changes applying to the H-1B visa program announced in October include imposing salary requirements on companies employing skilled overseas workers and limits on specialty occupations.
The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations.
The executive order signed by Donald Trump on June 22 temporarily bans issuing of fresh H1-B and L-1 visas.
The move is likely to impact several Indian companies which send their technology professionals on B-1 visas for a short stay to complete jobs on-site in the US.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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