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International students in the US to get priority in non-immigrant visa

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley and Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durban have announced to introduce legislation to prioritize visa allocation for skilled foreign workers, who have studied from the US varsities.

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It’s That Time Again – H-1B Cap Season is Around the Corner

Many readers here are very familiar with H-1B cap season and the lottery process. But for those new to the process this year, I thought I would shed some light on the basics, so you’ll know what to expect as the time draws near.

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New US legislation to tighten H-1B visas to foreign techies

Two powerful US Senators have announced they will introduce a legislation which, if passed by the Congress, would give preference to foreigners studying in American universities, a move that will tighten the noose around the H-1B visa programme and could hurt Indian IT firms.

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With the future of H-1B up in the air, France says bienvenue to tech talent

France is introducing a new French Tech Visa for foreign start-up founders, tech talent and tech investors. 

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New regulations regarding H-1B employees take effect this week

Effective January 17, 2017, new immigration regulations will provide benefits to many high-skilled workers who are already in the long queue for employment-based permanent residency.

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Chinese students running WeChat businesses could face U.S. deportation

(ECNS) -- About 30 overseas Chinese students in Houston, Texas, could be deported for operating a private dining room and selling desserts on the social network WeChat, according to Beijing-based The Mirror.

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Indian IT firms will now hire fresh talent from the US as they don’t want to take any chances

Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services are looking forward to hiring more engineers from universities in the United States . This move comes along as they brace themselves for stringent visa rules that are expected to be revealed by the new American administration led by Donald Trump . 

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Trump could replace H-1B program with job petitions plan

In closed-door talks last month, the Trump transition team and tech industry executives discussed possibly overhauling the H-1B visa program, reports Reuters. The temporary program allows foreign workers into the U.S. to fill high-skilled, high-paying jobs, mostly in the tech industry.

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American consumers will pay for change in visa laws, says major Indian outsourcing firm

The U.S. is suffering from a shortage of high-skilled technical workers, the chief executive of Indian outsourcing firm Tech Mahindra has told CNBC, who predicts no drop-off in demand for staff despite reports of proposed visa changes by the incoming Trump administration.

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No more dream placements, Indian IT cos to now hire more US freshers

Indian outsourcing giants Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services will hire more engineers from campuses in the United States as they brace themselves for stringent visa norms expected to be unveiled by the new American administration led by Donald Trump.

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