In order to prevent fraud and abuse in the annual H-1B visa registration process, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a new rule on October 20 that will ensure a person’s name is entered into the selection process only once, regardless of the number of registrations.
Nearly 70 Indian nationals have filed a lawsuit against the US government for denying them H-1B visas because of fraud committed by their employers, a report by Bloomberg Law said. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) denied the Indian graduates H-1B specialty occupation visas despite their subsequent employment at legitimate businesses, a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Washington state said this week.
The US will begin accepting petitions for H-2B visa workers for the late second half of fiscal year 2023 under the supplemental cap temporary final rule, the federal agency for immigration services announced. Under this rule, which was announced in December last year, there are 10,000 visas limited to returning workers regardless of country of nationality, for the late second half of fiscal year 2023, that is May 15 to September 30.
“When nonimmigrant workers are laid off, most individuals facing job loss already have several options in order to remain in the United States while continuing their job search past 60 days,” said the USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou in a written response to a letter sent by the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies USA (FIIDS) on Feb 27.
After Indian-American community leader Chandru Acharya, Kiran Kaur Gill, an Indian-origin Sikh, has been named to the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Faith-Based Security Advisory Council.
indica News Bureau- Representatives Anna G Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren from California on Wednesday introduced legislation in US House of Representatives to protect work authorization of H-4 visa workers. The reintroduction of H-4 Employment Protection Act a few days after Department of Homeland Security said it would publish this month the long-promised regulation that […]
Lawsuit claims the agency took steps that only the Department of Labor could when it began approving visas for less than the standard three-year duration Ritu Jha The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been sued for abusing its power when offering […]
The agency said it aims to safeguard the immigration system and ensure US workers get the most protection Ritu Jha The memo that prohibits work-authorized students to take up jobs for third-party client site was carried out in response the President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, according to the US Citizenship and […]
The bipartisan effort says the administration plan to rescind the rule could send the wrong message and weaken the economy A Correspondent Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is leading a bipartisan group of 130 influential members of the US House of Representatives against the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw work authorization from H-4 dependent spouses of […]