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US issues fresh guidelines for H-1B visa holders who have been laid off

New Delhi/IBNS: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced fresh guidelines for H-1B visa holders who got terminated from their jobs after major corporations like Google, Tesla, and Walmart announced extensive layoffs, affecting the lives of many immigrant workers.

FY 2024: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says cap for H-1B visa reached

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Monday said it has received enough electronic registrations during the initial registration period to reach the fiscal year (FY) 2024 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap), including the advanced degree exemption (master’s cap).

H1B Visa registration for FY23 starts from March 1

The registrations for the most-sought after H1B Visa will start From March 1 and continue till March 18, 2022, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said in a press release. 

US waives in-person interviews for H-1B, other visa applicants in 2022: State Dept

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States will waive the in-person interview requirement for a range of visa applicants during the entire year in 2022, including for H-1B workers and students, the US State Department said in a press release.

US  President Donald Trump bans hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts

Washington: Giving a huge blow to Indian IT professionals, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers, specially those on H1B visa, from hiring.

COVID-19 Economy: Donald Trump suspends H-1B, other visas till year end

Washington: In an attempt to help the COVID-19 hit economy of the nation, US President Donald Trump has suspended issuing of H-1B visas, which is popular among Indian  IT professionals, and several other foreign work visas till the end of the year.

United States firm to pay over USD 1 million dues to H-1B visa holders

Washington, June 5 (IBNS):  After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found violations of the labor provisions of the H-1B visa program, Populus Group – based in Troy, Michigan – will pay USD 1,145,256 in back wages to 594 employees.

H-1B visa holders underpaid, vulnerable to abuse, claims a think- tank in its report

Washington, Jan 17 (IBNS): A US-based think tank has claimed that H-1B workers are "frequently" placed in poor working conditions  and they are "vulnerable to abuse".

US to revoke work permits to H4 visa holders within three months

Washington, Sept 22 (IBNS): The United States administration has informed the federal court that it will revoke work permits to H4 visa holders within three months, media reports said.

Trump administration to scrap work permit for spouses of H1B visa holders

Washington Apr 25 (IBNS): In a major setback for spouses of H1B visa holders, the Donald Trump administration has announced its intention of scraping provisions that allows the H4 visa holders to work in the United States of America.