In a move that would relieve thousands of foreign professionals, the presidential commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has unanimously approved a recommendation for H1-B stamping within the USA. The recommendation was approved during a meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders at the White House … [Read more...]
H1B Visa Process Of Selection To Be Amended
The H1B visa process of selection has been amended by the United States recently. The new process aims to give preference to skill and salary over the current process based on the lottery system. According to the authorities from the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) the H-1B temporary work visa program is being abused and exploited by employers. They are … [Read more...]
H1B Visa Fee – How Much Does It Cost To Apply For The Visa?
Proposal to H1B visa fee hike to fund the expansion of the apprentice programCurrently, employers pay around $5,000 per H1B visa applicationIndian IT firms to be hit the hardest Updated the article on 19th June 2020 with USCIS visa fee hike proposal An application for the H1B visa must be sponsored by the company employing the immigrant. Under the current norms, … [Read more...]
The Rising H1B Rejection Rate -Is the American Dream Dying?
H1B initial visa denial rates quadruple from 6% in 2015 to 24%H1B continuing employment visa denial rates reach 12%Denial rates for American firms rising at a much lower rate For many software engineers, the chance to be sent to the USA on an H1B visa is the factor that pushes them into the field. The dream is to work in America for long enough to get a Green Card and … [Read more...]
US Immigration Reform – What The Ideal Policy Should Include
President Trump unveils new immigration plan that maintains the number of Green cards issued.The proposed plan intends to reduce the number of immigrants entering the countryThe plan could be improved by reforming employment-based green cards and other changes US immigration reform, is the new plan enough? Let's find out what the ideal immigration policy should … [Read more...]