US IT Body, Cos sue USCIS for $350-m visa fee refund
ITServe Alliance and 3 US staffing firms claim the US agency charged excess fee for H-1B visas. The fee, the petition contends, should only be levied on initial visa applications and not for a change of status, which happens when the employee is already working in the US.
US court sets aside plea, IT service companies will need to file more evidence when hiring H-1Bs
IT cos have failed to convince a US court th...
Worse Off Half: Spouses of H-1B workers tensely await their fate to work in US
Trump wants to strike down a rule brought in by Obama that all...
H-1B visas: US judge rules against outsourcers
The companies, led by outsourcing provider Kollasoft, were seeking to “stay the legal effects” of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) denial of 27 unique H-1B visa applications as it claimed those denials were based on illegal or ultra vires rules promulgated in a February 2018 policy memo issued by USCIS.
View: Talented immigrants make the U.S. richer, not poorer
In early 2018, President Donald Trump reportedly expressed a desire for more immigrants from Norway and fewer from countries such as Haiti, labeling the latter with an expletive. The POTUS has been pushing for immigrants to be kept out of the US, citing that they would be a strain on the nation. However, that is not the case, writes Noah Smith.
US judge rules against outsourcing firm
The companies, led by outsourcing provider Kollasoft, were seeking to “stay the legal effects” of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ denial of 27 unique H1B visa applications as it claimed those denials were based on illegal or ultra vires rules promulgated in a February 2018 policy memo issued by USCIS.
WHO says global risk of China virus is 'high'
The UN health body said in a situation report published late Sunday that the risk was "very high in China, high at the regional level and high at the global level". In a footnote, the WHO said there had been an "error" in previous communications published on Thursday, Friday and Saturday which "incorrectly" said the global risk was "moderate".
Letting top talent in is key for US to retain innovation edge: Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Technology
“I am a great example of, you know, an immigrant. Of course, I have created several jobs here in the US and I look forward to policies and opportunities to continue to make America that magnet of bringing top talent,” Mehrotra said.
US needs to keep its ethos of being the land of opportunity, innovation: Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron
Immigration is important, H-1B visas are important and providing an environment that can continue to attract top talent from around the world to the United States, not just for studies but also to stay and contribute to the country for innovation and creating jobs is important, Kanpur born CEO of Micron Technology, Sanjay Mehrotra said.
Won't be cowed down by threats, says Kumaraswamy
"I will not stay quiet because of such threats. I know who is behind it. Those belonging to BJP linked organisations speak about terror activities of other community, while there are terrorists within. Very carefully they conduct their activities," he said. Speaking to reporters here, Kumaraswamy said he would not be cowed down by such threats by right wing outfits.
LIC’s Rs 11,000-crore exposure to DHFL, Reliance Cap, Sintex defaults in H1 FY20
With AUM of Rs 30 lakh crore, LIC is the largest domestic institutional investor.
Hyundai expects auto recovery in H2, aims to grow its share
Hyundai’s sales contracted 7.2% to about half a million vehicles in 2019. Sales could remain muted in the first quarter of 2020 as India transitions to stricter emission norms, but demand will likely recover in the second half, the company said.
Get ready for major 'wanderlust': H&M reveals collaboration with Sabyasachi
The collection, scheduled for an April release, mixes modern and traditional silhouettes with a nod towards athleisure and glamping.
Nasscom questions legality of US immigration agency’s visa fee hike plan
The fee hike by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is for the short-term work permits used by IT companies to send highly-skilled workers to the US, and Nasscom has opposed it in a submission to the immigration agency’s parent, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Coronavirus alert: Airport authorities asked to step up vigil on travellers
There are 1,200 Indian medical students studying in Wuhan, the epicentre of new virus and many of them are expected to travel to India between January 25 and February 8, as Chinese New Year holiday season begins, officials said.
Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service