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Up to a Third of H-1B Petitions Were Turned Down in 2019

Up to a Third of H-1B Petitions Were Turned Down in 2019

Following the executive order of the Trump administration to “Buy American, Hire American,” close to one-third of all new H-1B visa petitions processed between Jan and March 2019 were turned down. This action of the US government is a continuous squeeze on the H-1B visa program. It started in 2017 when President Donald Trump resumed […]

US H-1B Visa Petitions for 2020 Hit the 65,000 Cap

US H-1B Visa Petitions for 2020 Hit the 65,000 Cap

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services had announced that the number of H-1B visa applications filed in so far had hit its mandated cap of 65,000 for the 2020 fiscal year. Companies in the US use the H-1B visa scheme to employ foreign professionals in specialty occupations that require experts who have theoretical or technical […]

H-4 Visa Holders Are Not A Threat to American Workers

H-4 Visa Holders Are Not A Threat to American Workers

The spouses of H-1B visa holders are eligible to receive the H-4 visa which permits them to work in the US. The US Department of Homeland Security — DHS for short — had stated that this visa is no threat to the employability of US citizens. Recipients of this visa, as well as immigration experts, […]

US Visa Processing Delays Discourage Foreign Students

US Visa Processing Delays Discourage Foreign Students

International students from China who are studying in the United States have been subjected to delays in the processing time for their F1 visa applications. All international students who intend to study in the US are mandated to file an application for the F1 visa. Many of the affected applicants have been subjected to a […]

Asylum Seekers Fear to Return to Mexico and Asked to Remain in the US

Asylum Seekers Fear to Return to Mexico and Asked to Remain in the US

A US judge has been told by a number of asylum seekers who are made to wait in Mexico during their asylum case hearings that they are afraid of returning to Mexico. Seven asylum cases were heard in San Diego on Tuesday. These asylum seekers were among the first of their kinds affected by Trump’s […]

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