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H1-B visas – McCain ranks better than Obama on policies

Wired did analysis on hot election issues where Barack Obama and John McCain say, and what have they done, about some of hot policies in US 2008 elections. H1-B visas policy McCain is graded B+ when Obama got a C. The issue is the small number of H1-B quotas (65,000) making it difficult for US […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: November 4, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

Canada, Australia benefits US H1-B visa reductions

Obama has touched on a sensitive and valid unemployment issue. Job losses is blamed on immigrants. Serial stream of bad news from Bears n Stearn’s to Fannie Mae n Freddie Mac to Lehman brothers is further deteriorating the US job situation. In the article “The Bitter Taste of Bigotry”, it is rightly said that one […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 17, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

H1-B visas is the worse thing ever happened to US businesses

Channel insider collected all job seekers comments and posted the details of the current job market crisis. Employers are paying low salaries for IT jobs is the central point of all the comments it received. Outsourcing is a hit or miss – One comment about H1-B is quite interesting and It is true to some […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 16, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

US Nuclear Deal impacts Indian H1-B visa holders

Image via Wikipedia The Indo-US nuclear deal is approved by 45-nation NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group). The Indian congress government led by Manmohan Singh won confidence vote that created political division in recent months in this US-Indo nuclear cooperation agreement though some political parties are still unhappy with the agreement. Kanchan Gupta writes about H1-B visa […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 7, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

Barack Obama favors H2-B visas and reflects on H1-B gaming by employers

Image by Getty Images via Daylife As elections approach, Illinois Senator Barack Obama who is US, Democratic presidential nominee in a campaign event in Pennsylvania talked about streamlining specialized skills related jobs and their visas — H2-B. H2-B visas are required for highly specialized skills where local US business is not able to recruit the […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: | Categories: H1B, Immigration

Judge favors US graduate student visa extension

A U.S. district court judge, Faith Hochberg in New Jersey rules in favor of new US grads extension of student visas. With limited 85,000 H1-B visas out of which only 20,000 H1-B’s are allocated for students which forces other new grads go out of status and eventually forces them to leave the US. H1-B’s have […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: September 1, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

More H1-Bs becoming illegal immigrants

Image by Getty Images via DaylifeSays who ? The report from John Miano titled — The H1B Visa Sham — discussed the mismatch between number of H1-B visas approved for the fiscal year and the number of jobs created in that industry (both computers and engineering). As opposed to popular belief John’s argument is that […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: June 24, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

H1-B visa caps led to High-tech Jobs unfilled

This article in Gazette highlights the problems that Maryland employers facing as a result of 85000 H1-B visa cap. Getting H1-B in US is a lottery system now with so many applicants fiercely competing for meager 65,000 H1-B visas. Students in US are some what better off in the sense that they can work on […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: June 22, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration

H1-B, GC employer salary and info is searchable now

Linked8 provides databases of business, career, and education which can be searcheable. Linked8 tapped into additional sectors of H1-B and GC databases available for search. The site claims they have more than 9000 recruiters and hiring companies that have signed-up at Linked8. Currently only year 2006 and 2007 data is available for search at these […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: June 14, 2008 | Categories: GreenCard, H1B, Immigration

IRS Economic Stimulus Payment Notice – SSN is must for Dependents

IRS started sending letters of Economic Stimulus Payment Notice and I received that by mail today. I scanned it and posted it here (see the image at the end of the post) for quick understanding of important points from IRS notice. H1-B visa holders dependents may have a slight problem as letter indicates that dependents […]


Posted By: Kalyan | Date: March 12, 2008 | Categories: H1B, Immigration
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