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After H-1B ban, Silicon Valley startups look to Canada for engineering talent

Several Silicon Valleystartups may shift part of their engineering teams to Canada following the suspension of H-1B and other non-immigrant work permits in the United States till December 31.

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International students face uncertainties, concerns for fall 2020, study shows

A new study shows international students at large are more satisfied with the remote learning experience than their domestic counterparts are, but they are more concerned with health, safety and immigration.

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International students feel stuck between options

As Monday's deadline looms ahead for undergraduate students to pick between online or in-person courses, international students say they feel ill-equipped to choose what their fall semester will look like.

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USCIS releases first estimate of H-1B visa workers

US Customs and Immigration Services released a report that found there were 583,420 such workers in the US as of Sept. 30, 2019, the end of the last federal fiscal year. The number was unknown until last week.  

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What is a 221(g) visa refusal? What is a 214(b) refusal? Can I reapply for a visa if it was denied under 214(b)?

When you are applying for a visa at a Consulate, your visa may be approved, but the Consular Officer may also deny your visa application under section 214(b) or 221(g).

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New visa restrictions won’t affect most Penn intl. students. Many still remain worried.

Ganeshan, an international student from Singapore and beat reporter for 34th Street, said that while ISSS has been helpful, she wishes the organization's website and emails better reflected the most urgent needs of international students.  

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The Real Threat to the US Economy is Trump’s Proclamation, Not the Nonimmigrant Workers it Bans

The Proclamation does not apply to: anyone who was inside the United States on June 24, 2020, individuals who are outside the United States and have a nonimmigrant visa or other official immigration document (such as a transportation letter, an appropriate boarding foil, or an advance parole document) that is valid on June 24, 2020, Lawful permanent residents of the United States (green card holders), spouses and children of U.S. citizens, individuals seeking to enter the United States to provide temporary labor or essential to the United States food supply chain; and anyone whose entry would be in the national interest as determined by the Departments of Homeland Security and State.

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Workers Already in U.S. Are Exempt from Suspension of New Work Visas


On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order suspending the issuance of a variety of United States work visas until the end of 2020.  The affected visa classes include H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1, as well as derivative visas for family members accompanying the primary visa applicants.

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Administration Steps Closer to Issuing End Dates on Student Visas

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to push forward a proposed rule that would set a maximum period of authorized stay for students.

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Trump's Freeze On H-1B Work Visas Disproportionately Affects Indians

The Trump administration's latest freeze on certain types of work visas, designed to protect American jobs during the COVID-19 crisis, is having a disproportionate effect on workers in India.

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