Free Press Journal
  • Misinformation about H1B is good for US: Senator

    “Our H-1B programme is badly outdated. It doesn’t provide enough high-skilled workers to meet demand. And it doesn’t do enough to tamp down various abuses.”  Lee Francis Cissna, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (more…)

  • US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa norms

    Washington: The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion’s share of H-1B visas by putting extra tickets in the lottery system, which the Trump administration wants to replace with a more merit-based immigration policy.

  • H-1B a trade and services issue, will keep a close watch: India

    New Delhi: India today said it was keeping a “close watch” on the US tightening the H-1B visa rules which will impact Indian IT industry and professionals, and asserted that the issue will be taken up with the Trump administration.

  • Applications for H1-B to be accepted from April 3

    Washington : The US will start accepting applications for H-1B work visas for fiscal 2018 from April 3 amid the uncertainties surrounding the visa programme, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals.

  • ‘US wants PhDs not mid-level workers’

    Washington : H-1B work visa and employment-based green card categories, popular among Indian-Americans, are often not consistent with their purposes as they do not bring in PhDs and computer scientists but only mid-level data management workers, a top Senator has said.

  • H-1B visa programme faces an onslaught of House Bills

    Washington : With the Trump administration seriously mulling H-1B visa reforms, at least half a dozen Bills have been tabled in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, contending that the programme that is popular among Indian IT firms eats into American jobs.

  • Lawsuit filed seeking transparency in US’ H-1B visa lottery

    Washington: Two top American immigration- related advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the federal government seeking transparency into the lottery process of H-1B work visas, the most sought after for IT professionals, particularly those from India.

  • H-1B visa reform bill unveiled in US Senate

    Washington : A bipartisan legislation seeking reform of the popular H-1B visa programme and modifying wage requirements has been introduced in the Senate with an aim to check “abuse of the system”, a move that could have implications for the Indian techies working in America, reports PTI. This provision would crackdown on outsourcing firms that import large numbers of H-1B and L-1 workers for short training periods and then send these workers back

  • US Congress lets ‘discriminatory’ outsourcing H-1B fee lapse

    Washington: In a breather for Indian IT firms, the “discriminatory” USD 2,000 H-1B fee mostly imposed on them has now lapsed in a Republican-majority US Congress. The charges, often called outsourcing fee, had forced Indian IT companies in the last few years to pay millions of dollars towards protecting the US-Mexican border from illegal immigration.