Visas. Legal news and articles for April 22 - 25, 2017

In Q1, more than 50% employees to be locals in the US: WiproTCS, Infosys accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas: NasscomTCS, Infy accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas:NasscomAustralia abolishes popular 457 skilled worker visaSUNDAY TALK: Grassley on Skilled Foreign Work VisasNew crimp on seasonal hiring poses costly threat to tourism businessesHundreds work in Lehigh Valley on H-1B visas targeted by TrumpClamp down on visas for doctors could hurt these parts of the USClamp down on visas for doctors could hurt these parts of the USClamp down on visas for doctors could hurt these parts of the U ...Latest Silicon Valley perk: Paid time off to protest TrumpWork visa crunch spurs Brainerd resorters to head to WashingtonIndian techies, IT firms fret as Trump orders US visa reviewH-1B row: FM Arun Jaitley exerts visa power on US Commerce SecretaryWork visas: students often forced to breach conditions, lawyers say

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EDITORIAL: Help local employers through work visa program
Glens Falls Post-StarMarch 30, 2017

Local seasonal businesses such as resorts and garden centers have relied for years on foreign seasonal workers who obtain temporary work visas through the H-2B program. Last year, the program had a cap of 66,000 visas nationwide. But it also allowed ...more »

What is missed about foreign worker program
The Star BeaconApril 7, 2017

Last month's “60 Minutes” feature on the H-1B employment-based visa brought back into national awareness the outrage about displacing U.S. workers with foreign-born labor and, at the risk of losing their severance, forcing Americans to train their ...more »

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In Q1, more than 50% employees to be locals in the US: Wipro
Economic TimesApril 25, 2017

BENGALURU: IT firm Wipro expects locals to constitute more than half of its workforce in the US by June as it continues to make "significant" investments in the American market amid tightening of visa norms. Much like its peers Tata Consultancy ...more »

TCS, Infosys accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas: Nasscom
The HinduApril 24, 2017

The U.S. has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of “unfairly” cornering the lion's share of the H-1B work visas by putting extra tickets in the lottery system. Indian technology firms use H-1B visas to send their employees to work at customer ...more »

TCS, Infy accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas:Nasscom
Hindustan TimesApril 24, 2017

The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of “unfairly” cornering the lion's share of the H-1B work visas by putting extra tickets in the lottery system. Indian technology firms use H-1B visas to send their employees to work at customer ...more »

Australia abolishes popular 457 skilled worker visa
The PIE NewsApril 24, 2017

The changes, which will see the 457 temporary skilled work visa replaced with a more stringent Temporary Skill Shortage visa in March 2018, will not directly affect student visas or the post-study work rights visa scheme. However industry stakeholders ...more »

SUNDAY TALK: Grassley on Skilled Foreign Work Visas
KIOWApril 23, 2017

A: Since my recent discussions with the president, momentum is moving in the right direction to fix systemic abuse of employment-based, skilled foreign worker programs created nearly three decades ago. Over time, abuse of the program has led to ...more »

New crimp on seasonal hiring poses costly threat to tourism businesses
Press HeraldApril 23, 2017

Businesses can start recruiting workers for the visas 120 days before the anticipated employment date, so places that open earlier in the season, like some resorts in southern Maine, apply earlier than businesses farther up the coast that open later ...more »

Hundreds work in Lehigh Valley on H-1B visas targeted by Trump
Allentown Morning CallApril 23, 2017

Trump has asked federal agencies to revamp the program, which awards up to 85,000 visas a year to highly skilled foreign workers. Trump said he wants to make sure the visas are granted only to the most specialized workers, and not taking jobs away from ...more »

Clamp down on visas for doctors could hurt these parts of the US
fox6now.comApril 22, 2017

The H-1B visa program allows employers to hire highly skilled professionals from abroad to fill employment gaps in the U.S., typically in high-tech, science, engineering and math jobs. But hospitals use the program as well, often to recruit doctors to ...more »

Clamp down on visas for doctors could hurt these parts of the US
Q13 FOXApril 22, 2017

The H-1B visa program allows employers to hire highly skilled professionals from abroad to fill employment gaps in the U.S., typically in high-tech, science, engineering and math jobs. But hospitals use the program as well, often to recruit doctors to ...more »

Clamp down on visas for doctors could hurt these parts of the U ...
NBC2 NewsApril 22, 2017

Limiting the number of foreign doctors who can get visas to practice in the United States could have a significant impact on certain hospitals and states that rely ...more »

Latest Silicon Valley perk: Paid time off to protest Trump
Chicago Daily HeraldApril 22, 2017

On Tuesday, Trump was expected to sign an executive order that would impose new restrictions on H1-B visas, a type of temporary work visa often used by firms to recruit and employ highly-skilled workers. "If you're a tech company, taking a pro ...more »

Work visa crunch spurs Brainerd resorters to head to Washington
Brainerd DispatchApril 22, 2017

By contrast, the H2-B visa users the resorts bring in are seasonal workers who go back to their home country when their work time is over. They could be agricultural workers who come for growing season, or—in the case of the Brainerd resorts—they ...more »

Indian techies, IT firms fret as Trump orders US visa review
CNBCApril 22, 2017

For Grishma, an Indian software designer, President Donald Trump's review of the visa program for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time. Fresh from gaining a master's degree in Europe, and with an offer of ...more »

H-1B row: FM Arun Jaitley exerts visa power on US Commerce Secretary
Daily News & AnalysisApril 22, 2017

A statement issued by the government on the interaction between the two dignitaries said that Jaitley prodded those reviewing the H-1B programme, which is an employment-based, non-immigrant visa for temporary worker largely used by Indian information ...more »

Work visas: students often forced to breach conditions, lawyers say
The GuardianApril 22, 2017

The Australian government could significantly reduce migrant worker exploitation by being more lenient to students who are coerced by employers into breaching their visas, according to immigration and employment lawyers at community legal centres.more »

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