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Indian nationals file lawsuit against H-1B/H4 travel ban by Trump administration

The lawsuit filed by immigration firm Wasden Banias said that “Because the order is ultra vires,” the governments refusal to issue H-1B or H-4 visas or allow entry to the US based solely on the terms of Executive Order constitutes unlawfully withheld action and this Court can compel “agency action unlawfully withheld”.

Indian National Arrested In $21 Million H-1B Visa Fraud Case

An Indian national has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and for inducing foreign nationals to come to the US using fraudulently obtained H-1B visas, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

Separates Families”: 174 Indians Go To Court Against Trump Move On H-1B

A group of 174 Indian nationals, including seven minors, has filed a lawsuit against the recent presidential proclamation on H-1B that would prevent them from entering the United States or a visa would not be issued to them.

White House prepares new immigration limits, using coronavirus as cover

The Trump administration is preparing to roll out another set of restrictions on legal immigration, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, even as it argues for the reopening of the US economy, according to sources familiar with the deliberations.

Biden will ‘stand with India’ if elected, highlights Trump admin’s ‘harmful’ action on H1B visa

Presidential elections in the US will held on November 3 and the 77-year-old is challenging incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in the polls.

Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

President Trump on Monday temporarily suspended new work visas and barred hundreds of thousands of foreigners from seeking employment in the United States, part of a broad effort to limit the entry of immigrants into the country.

H-1B visas suspended: Donald Trump signs proclamation halting entry of workers on work visas, asks officials to move towards merit-based immigration – World News , Firstpost

Moving to a merit-based immigration system, the White House said in a statement soon after Donald Trump issued a proclamation to temporarily suspend H-1B and other work visas till the end of the year. The Trump Administration will reform the immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, it said.

Trump suspends H-1B, other work visas through 2020

The Trump administration on Monday extended a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and added many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations.

US court strikes down key Trump admin decisions behind H-1B denials

The United States issues 85,000 H-1B visas annually to highly skilled foreign workers on petitions from US companies to make up for a shortage of locally available hands.

In fight over H-1B visas Donald Trump points to Presidential authority

The Trump administration said a lawsuit seeking to throw out immigration restrictions, including those on H-1B visas used by technology workers, would “cut at the heart” of the president’s legal authority over border control when it is needed most

H1B workers seek 180 instead of 60-day stay in US post-unemployment period – The Economic Times

Fearing massive layoffs in America due to the Covid-19 crisis that is hitting businesses around the globe, foreign technology professionals on H-1B visas, the most sought after among Indians, demand the Trump administration extend their permissible post-job loss limit to stay in the US from the existing 60 to 180 days.

H-1B ‘Specialty Occupation’ Proposal Could Change Visa Forever

Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed revision to the H-1B visa program. This revision, if it goes into effect, could have a substantial impact on the H-1B program in 2020 and beyond

Infosys To Pay $800,000 Over Worker Misclassification, Tax Fraud Charges

Infosys, India’s top IT major, has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers and tax fraud, officials announced Tuesday.

No one ‘is safe’: H-1B visa approvals plunged 10% last year, feds say

The approval rate for H-1B visas tumbled 10% last year, according to new government data. Trump has said he wants higher skilled workers to come into the U.S., but his administration has made it harder for them to do so, immigration lawyers say.

US Firm To Pay Over $1 Million Due To H-1B Visa Holders Including Indians

An American employment service company has agreed to pay USD 1.1 million in back wages to nearly 600 H-1B employees, a large number of whom are highly-skilled Indian IT professionals.

Job brokers steal wages and entrap Indian tech workers in US

Labor brokers providing Indian high-tech workers to American companies have hijacked a professional visa program, creating an underground system of financial bondage by stealing wages and benefits, even suing workers who quit.

The YouTube Celebrity Taking the H-1B Fight Public

When he uploaded his first YouTube video, there was no way Kumar could have expected that he’d become a public face of H-1B visas: an advocate—and a truth-teller—for a way of life he can barely tolerate.

Untold Stories: The American Workers Replaced by the H-1B Visa Program

Immigration reporting tends to rely heavily on stories — stories about illegal immigrant families looking to be reunited, about TPS recipients facing potential deportation, or about legal immigrants working their way toward citizenship.

Indian H-1B Visa Workers Protest Senator, Demand More Green Cards

Indian visa workers are pushing Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin to OK a bill giving more green cards to Indians who take jobs from Americans.

Nasscom’s Shivendra Singh decodes Trump’s H-1B visa freeze

The Trump administration’s latest ban on immigrant visas may have alarmed many, but Indian IT companies have been preparing for such an eventuality for some time now.

How IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle Use H-1B Visa Subcontracting

The H-1B visa program is polarizing. Some think major tech companies abuse it; but for years, it was hard to see the extent to which some of these firms