Two inventors inducted into Hall of Fame

Ritu Jha   ………. Two US-based scientists of Indian origin are among 15 people to be inducted into the prestigious National Inventors Hall of Fame. Arogyaswami Paulraj, a professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University has invented MIMO — Multiple Input, Multiple Output — a wireless technology that has revolutionized broadband […]

Visa issues dominate Ro Khanna town hall

“It was not just an issue of fairness but of gender equality and human rights,” the Congressman Khanna said of H4 employment authorizations, given to spouses of H-1B non-immigrants Ritu Jha Congressman Ro Khanna (Democrat, California) got to address a lot of issues at his town hall in Milpitas January 14, answering questions from the […]

Alarm call may have halted H1-B visa changes in the works

Immigration Voice claims its warning was ignored until the mainstream press picked it up Ritu Jha Members of Immigration Voice learned early December that the Department of Homeland (DHS) was planning to not just overhaul the immigration system but also end the H1B visa extension, thus affecting hundreds of people applying for green cards either […]

USCIS admits H-1B visas are being targeted

Critics cry foul as agency makes it clear that immigrant workers are not a priority Ritu Jha The US Citizenship and Immigration Services agreed that the agency is considering a number of policy and regulatory changes to carry out the President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, including a thorough review of employment-based visa programs. […]

Bipartisan bill aims to set high bar for H-1B usage

Revamped legislation seeks to cut use of cheap foreign labor but calling for a higher minimum salary for visa holders Ritu Jha   Congressman Darrell Issa (Republican, California)’s bill to “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act,” with amendments suggested by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (Democrat, California), has been resurrected and was passed unanimously by the House Judiciary Committee on January 2 after heavy […]