H-1B visa: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Trump signs order to restrict use of H1B visa

The US President, Donald Trump, has signed an executive order in order to restrict federal agencies from contracting and sub-contracting foreign workers, hurting the cause of Indian IT Professionals, who mainly go to the US on the H-1B Visa. Background The move comes on the backdrop of the order of the government to suspend the ..

US Unveils Merit-Based Immigration Policy Plan

President Trump has unveiled a new merit-based immigration policy. The new policy: Proposes a point-based system under which people with skills would be preferred for permanent residency as against the current country-based quotas that favour family ties for green cards. Would provide about 57% of the of green cards, or lawful permanent residence status to ..

US reaches H-1B Visa cap for year 2020

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the year 2020 in just 5 days since 1st April. This happened aftermath of getting sufficient number of petitions for the work visa among foreign, including Indian, professionals. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that facilitates the US companies to ..