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State and Justice Departments to Share Information on Employment-Based Visa Fraud

As part of the Trump Administration’s “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (BCA) is joining with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to combat both visa fraud and potential discrimination against U.S. workers. 

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USCIS Changes Locations To File Forms I-129

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a major change in the direct filing addresses for certain Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker petitions. 

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Trump's immigration priorities bring common sense to a flawed system

‚ÄčThe Trump administration’s recent announcement of its comprehensive immigration policy objectives was met with the predictable championing by its advocates and denunciation by its opponents. 

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Trump effect? 40% decline in Indians looking for work in US

US president Donald Trump's anti-immigration stance and Britain's exit from the European Union last year have resulted in a lower number of Indians looking for jobs in these countries.

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Indian Finance Minister Urges U.S. to Reform H-1B/L1 Visa Process

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has made a strong case for reforms in the H-1B/L1 visa processes during bilateral talks with senior U.S. administration officials, even as he underlined the need to understand the global spillovers of domestic policy actions at a meeting here with G-20 finance ministers.

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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for all types of H-1B Petitions

Effective October 3, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions.

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India Rakes Up H1-B Visa Issue With US Again

US President Donald Trump has called for stricter norms for issuance of H1-B visas, largely availed of by Indian IT firms

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USCIS Denying Pending Advance Parole Applications

In a significant change to longstanding policy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently began denying Advance Parole applications for abandonment when an applicant travels abroad while the application is pending. 

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Sushma Swaraj flags H-1B visa issue at meeting with US Congressional delegation

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations. It is the most sought after by Indian IT professionals.

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US must decide appropriately on visa policy, Arun Jaitley on H-1B visa

Asserting that Indian IT professionals coming to America on H-1B visa are not illegal economic immigrants, finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that the US must decide appropriately while taking a decision on its visa policy.

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