Immigration

7 Points to remember regarding resume review in the PERM Process

The employer’s review of resumes received from applicants continues to be one of the trickiest issues in the PERM labor certification process. The process...

USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Cap

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2017, that it has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal...

USCIS CHANGES H-1B SPECIALTY OCCUPATION GUIDANCE FOR COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS

On April 3, 2017, the first filing day for fiscal year 2018 H-1B petitions, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy memorandum...

USCIS Announces Multiple Measures To ‘Deter and Detect’ H-1B Visa Fraud,...

On April 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced multiple measures “to further deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse.” USCIS...

Visa Processing Delays Expected in Busy Summer Season Due to Increased...

According to reports, visa applicants, especially those coming from India, may experience processing delays due to heightened scrutiny over the busy summer season and...

Trump orders review of H-1B Visas to encourage hiring Americans

In yet another indication of short-sightedness and lack of vision for the future of the nation, President Donald Trump ordered a review of the...

H-1B CAP FILING AFTERMATH: Evaluating the Fate of the Computer Programmer...

On March 31, 2017, on the eve of the FY 2018 H-1B Cap filing season, the USCIS issued a policy memorandum stating that computer...

USCIS TO ACCEPT FY 2018 H-1B PETITIONS STARTING APRIL 3

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3,...

STATE DEPT. CABLE CALLS FOR U.S. EMBASSIES TO INCREASE SCRUTINY OF...

Reuters recently published a March 17, 2017, cable marked “sensitive” from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on screening and vetting of visa applicants. The...

STATE DEPT. REMINDS ABOUT EXPIRATION OF TWO EMPLOYMENT VISA CATEGORIES

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for the month of April 2017 included the following reminders about the possible expiration in late April of...

Two Indian American doctors ordered to leave US within 24 hours...

On Wednesday, March 29th, neurologist and founder of the Pain and Headache Centers of Texas, Dr. Pankaj Satija, 40, and his wife, Dr. Monika...

Immigrants are not Undesirable Criminals

During his campaign and af-ter he became president, Trump has unfortunately changed the narrative by linking im-migrants, especially undocumented immigrants, to rapists, murderers, terrorists...

Is There A Hidden Agenda? Suspension of Premium Processing for All...

In one move that we did not see coming, USCIS has announced that, starting April 3, 2017, it will temporarily suspend premium processing service...

H-1B visas: Nasscom has a suggestion for Indian IT companies

IT sector needs to work more to educate US policymakers on the mutual benefits of strong India-US trade relations in the software services market,...

Austin/Central Texas Community Shows Unity at Sunday Vigil

Austin, TX, 3/5/17 – Lead by the Indian American Coalition of Texas (IACT)’s Board, members of the South Asian and greater communities came together...

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