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H-1B Visa
Strict H-1B Visa Norms – A boon for F1 Visa Students Indians and IT companies, the largest users of the H-1B Visas, are feeling the impact as the Donald Trump administration is making it more challenging for them to get H-1B work visas. On February 22, 2018, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS) issued a policy memorandum that said that its visa officers could seek detailed documentation and more evidence from firms to establish that they have specific assignments in a specialty field for the H-1B beneficiary. Secondly, these assignments would require them to stay for the entire duration requested on the petition. If the company can suitably demonstrate that the beneficiary can work on the assignment or project and complete it within three years, then the visa would be granted for the required period only. This has made the H-1B route more tedious and complicated for Indian companies.READ MORE
HOW WILL THE H-1B PROCESS CHANGE DUE TO TRUMP h-1b process change trump h-1b process change trump h-1b process change trump President Donald Trump, the 45th POTUS, took charge on January 20th with multiple clouds of apprehension about the policies that he had promised to implement. With the Executive Order (EO) on January 27th restricting immigration from 7 countries, these apprehensions looked to be materializing sooner than expected. With the number of students applying for higher education in the US at an all-time high, and increasing at a rapid pace, the EO on immigration and President Trump’s comments on visa misuse and outsourcing of American jobs have led to several furrowed brows. Since January 2017, three separate bills were proposed to amend the current H-1B system by Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durban, Representative Darrell Issa and Representative Zoe Lofgren. These proposals vary in approach with respect to the priority, degree requirementsREAD MORE