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Spring Regulatory Agenda Re-Confirms Trumps Plans for Reform of H-4 EADs, H-1Bs, and OPT

The Spring Regulatory Agenda of the Trump Administration was recently published and re-confirms the earlier announced plans for reform, but with updated timelines.

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USCIS Sued Over H1B Visa Data by Federation for American Immigration Reform

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has sued US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to obtain information on employees and employers using the H1B visa program.

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H1B Visa update: a tale of changing policies and growing anxieties

One of the biggest challenges that the Indian workforce anticipated post the election of Donald Trump was to be in their access to H1-B visas and a chance to work in the US.

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USCIS Issues Changes to Off-Site Placement of STEM OPT F-1 Visa Holders

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently made subtle changes to its eligibility definitions for companies seeking to employ STEM OPT F-1 visa holders.  The subtle changes have major implications for employers, including staffing companies and companies that place employees off-site.

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Despite 4% dip, Indians get 63% of H-1B visas

The number of H-1B visas for ‘initial employment’ issued to Indians dipped by 4% in the 12-month period ending September 30, 2017. In all, 67,815 visas were approved by the US authorities for Indian aspirants as compared to 70,737 in the 2016 fiscal.

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Tech Companies Fight Back With Lawsuit Against H-1B Visa Restrictions

On May 1st, a group of small technology companies filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a policy memo issued in February 2018, which places greater restrictions on H-1B employers who place employees at third-party work-sites.

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H-1B issue: Tech staffing firms file a lawsuit against USCIS

The inevitable lawsuits against the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services have begun. A group of tech recruiting companies has filed the lawsuit against the USCIS.

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Changes to Rules Governing F-1 STEM OPT Employment

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) recently discreetly revised its STEM OPT program, resulting in a significant change. 

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TRUMP H-1B VISA RESTRICTIONS ARE ILLEGAL, TECH COMPANIES ALLEGE IN LAWSUIT AGAINST USCIS

Several technology companies have sued U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a policy memo it recently issued that placed greater restrictions on companies that contract out workers with H-1B visas, in line with the Trump administration’s push to limit the program.

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Indian-American owned IT company fined for H1-B visa violations

An Indian-American owned IT company in California was today asked to pay USD 173,044 in wages to 12 of its foreign employees, most of them from India, who were paid salaries well below the levels required under the H-1B program.

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