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United States: 11 million immigrants to benefit from proposed citizenship bill

The United States is looking to transform immigration policies, Democrat Senator Bob Menendez and House of Representatives member Linda Sanchez introduced a legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants. In the US Citizenship Act of 2021 Menendez proposes two tracks: One for residents known as “Dreamers,” those with Temporary […]

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Huge relief for immigrants as Biden reverses Trump rule on H4 visas to immediate family members

US President Joe Biden withdrew a Trump-era rule work authorisation for H4 visa holders, who are spouses of those possessing H-1B work visas. An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members i.e. spouses and children below the age or 21 of the H-1B visa holders,. The […]

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US court BLOCKS two key H-1B Regulations proposed by Trump administration

In a huge relief to foreign workers, a US court blocked two H-1B regulations proposed by the Trump administration to restrict the ability of American companies to hire foreign employees. H-1B visas is a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The US […]

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When made President, Joe Biden, will reform H-1B visa system and eliminate Green Card country-quota

If Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden is voted to power in the November general elections, he will to reform the H-1B visa system and work towards eliminating the country-quota for Green Cards, his campaign said on Saturday. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations […]

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Trump administration softens stance on H-1B visa ban

Weeks after Trump administration signed off on the suspension of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B for whole of 2020, the United States State Department has now made some exceptions. H-1B and L-1 visa holders, who are returning to the same jobs they had prior to the proclamation of the visa ban, will be allowed to […]

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Trump’s visa ban has separated thousands of families

The Trump administration has been successful in blocking at least 375,000 people from entering the United States even though they hold visas. Global lockdown amid the pandemic and the suspension of visas has separated thousands of people from their families. The ban restricts immigration into the United States for the rest of the year, affecting […]

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United States introduces bill to limit issuing H-1B visas to foreigners amid record unemployment rate

A group of lawmakers introduced a legislation in both the chambers of the US Congress proposing major reforms in skilled non-immigrant visa programmes by giving priority to US-educated foreign technology professionals in issuing H-1B work visas. The H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, as introduced in House of Representatives and Senate, will require US Citizenship […]