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H1-B Salaries Cost To Employers And By US City Data

The rising unemployment rate worries some of how and where the foreigners are snatching Jobs from US economy. The compiled H1-B data available via flcdatacenter/H1B shows many details of what skill level and which company or the city is paying the top dollar for H1-Bs. Big Name Tech Companies Salaries By Job Title Keeping aside […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: October 3, 2011 | Categories: H1B, Immigration, OtherNews

Immigrant Teachers In H1-B Visa Limbo

Teachers on H1-B visa program working for Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public School system are in limbo situation per the fines and penalties imposed by U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division. The school system violated wage requirements for H1-B visa programs and agreed to pay $4 million penalty. In addition to penalty […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 29, 2011 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

India Commerce Minister H1-B Rejection Rates Have Gone Up

At CEO forums which is good lobbying forum for immigrants, India’s commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma quoted saying H1-B rejection rates have gone up. “Uptake of H1B visas this year has been less than half of annual prescribed limit and the rejection rates have gone up.” Would there be any impact to H1-B rejections […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 27, 2011 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

Indian Consulates Accepting Online H1-B & Visitor Visa Applications

The cumbersome process of various forms to apply for Non Immigrant Visas (NIV) is now eliminated and reduced to just one single form DS-160. Earlier for H1-B visas and Visitor Visas , applicants has to submit multiple forms (DS-156, DS-157, DS-158, DS0156E and DS-156K) and print them and take it to US Consulate in India. […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: January 15, 2010 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

USCIS Surprise H1-B Visa Employers Visits

In order to step up and stop H1-B visa fraud and misuse, CIO is reporting in this post that USCIS is doing surprise audits. USCIS will ask Couple of checklist questions about the sponsored H1-B visa employee and the manager (employer) has to answer those USCIS posed questions. All this sudden surprise visits is to […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: August 19, 2009 | Categories: H1B, Immigration
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Why 20,000 H1-B visas Remains Unfilled in 2009 ?

The US recession is hitting the once sought after H1-B visas. The usual 65000 H1-B visa caps got filled in less than week in previous years. In year 2009 USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) reports only receival of 49000 H1-B visa applications. Here are some reasons for the vacant 20,000 H1-B visas – > […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: August 13, 2009 | Categories: H1B, Immigration
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Huge Drop in H1-B Visa Applications

After first week of opening visa applications, USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) reports that it received only 42,000 H!-B visa applications from foreigners for high skill jobs in US. The total available visas are 65000. Last year the cap of 65K is reached within few days.For year 2008 USCIS received 163,000 H1-B applications. The […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: April 10, 2009 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

US Senators seeking H1-B visa review of 25 MNCs

Two US senators – Richard Durbin (Democrat-Illinois) and Charles Grassley (Republican-Iowa) are asking 25 MNCs of how they have used H1-B visas. Their major concern is that H1-Bs are used to outsource American jobs. Replacement of American workers is unjustified and needs much bigger oversight. The H1-B quota increase is highly opposed as Unemployment rate […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: April 7, 2009 | Categories: H1B, Immigration
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How to Extend H1-B beyond 6 years if PERM is not filed ?

This is difficult immigration question what if H-1B holder is in his/her sixth year (last year) and a PERM case is not filed on his/her behalf? Can Immigrant live in US for another few years? Yes you can says this news. Basically get away from H1-B status and remain in other status say H1-B or […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: January 2, 2009 | Categories: H1B, Immigration
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H1B, Offshoring – Top 2008 IT trend

Zdnet rated Offshoring, H1-Bs as top IT trends for year 2008. Two different contradicting stories on H1-Bs are highlighted in ZdNet article – 1) High wage IT jobs moving to low wage countries like India 2) US employers finding shortage of IT professions to hire in US. There has been reports that employers are abusing […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: December 9, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration