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  2. Do not work with US visa officials Google employees urge Workpermit.comA number of Google employee are concerned that their company may provide IT services to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, CBP and other ... View the full article
  3. Green Card Applicants visa blow with Trump public charge rule Workpermit.com New Public charge requirements mean that Green Card applicants are facing even more difficulties obtaining US immigrant visas under Trump. View the full article
  4. RELATED: Biometrics requirement lengthens H4 EAD processing time ... of Indian immigrants to the US are on employment-based visa categories, ... View the full article
  5. RELATED: Biometrics requirement lengthens H4 EAD processing time ... of Indian immigrants to the US are on employment-based visa categories, ... View the full article
  6. USCIS has returned all fiscal year (FY) 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in our computer-generated random selection process. View the full article
  7. Google Treats Job Candidates Differently to Get Perfect 'Blend' of Gender, Race NewsBusters In the extensive document drop from former Google engineer Zach Vorhies, a section dedicated to hiring diversity, called “TGIF: Diversity at Google,” revealed a ... View the full article
  8. Over the past two years, lawyers, employers, and H-1B beneficiaries have suspected USCIS raised its standard of proof for H-1B visa approval without any new law, regulation, or notice to the public. This was evidenced anecdotally with jobs that had never before been called into question for meeting H-1B specialty occupation requirements suddenly being hit with an unprecedented rate of RFEs instead of approvals, like computer programmer and engineer. When USCIS released its H-1B Employer Data Hub, it became clear these suspicions were correct. The National Foundation for American Policy analyzed the report and found that, “Between FY 2015 and FY 2018 the denial rate for new H-1B petitions quadrupled from 6% to 24%. To put this in perspective, between FY 2010 and FY 2015, the denial rate for initial H-1B petitions never exceeded 8%, while today the rate is 3 to 4 times higher.” Following the notorious April 2017 executive order, “Buy American, Hire American,” denial rates for initial H-1B petitions nearly doubled from 13% in FY 2017 to 24% in FY 2018, and then climbing to 32% in the first quarter of 2019. H-1B extensions and transfers saw similar spikes even though these petitions are for workers who had previously been approved and for jobs that had previously been approved. The same workers and the same jobs that qualified just a few years ago are now being denied at unprecedented rates. In FY 2017 the denial rate for these petitions was 5%. The rate more than doubled in FY 2018 to 13%. Along with this statistic, the top 27 employers of workers holding H-1B visas all experienced denial increases between FY 2015 and the first quarter of FY 2019 for H-1B extension petitions. These are petitions for the same job and worker that were previously approved. This shows that the standard of proof has changed without any new law, regulation, or notice to the public. The same workers and jobs that met H-1B requirements just a few years ago suddenly do not. USCIS is restricting H-1B visas, as evidenced by their denial trends. This is beginning to have what may turn into catastrophic effects for STEM industries in the United States. Already, STEM businesses that are expanding internationally are choosing to open branches elsewhere. International students are choosing to go to other countries for undergraduate and grad school because job prospects following their education in the US rely on the H-1B program. At this time, only 20% of all graduate students in US schools studying computer sciences and electrical engineering – fields the STEM industries depend on – are US citizens. It has been known for a long time that STEM industries in the US depend on the H-1B program to remain globally viable. If you, or if your employee or client receives an RFE or Denial this H-1B season, it is imperative that it be fought. The burden of proof is higher now than it has ever been before, and that means we need stronger petitions, and strong RFE responses. For a free review of your case, visit ccifree.com/. We will get back to you in 48 hours or less.
  9. Immigration Benefits to the United States Economy are a Matter of Fact, says the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada Benzinga LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A July 7th op-ed at The Hill argues that a factual assessment of immigration shows that driving down ... View the full article
  10. Lou Dobbs Warns Trump: Your Base "Is Expecting A Wall" By November 2020 RealClearPolitics FOX Business Network host Lou Dobbs warned President Trump Monday night that "bases come and bases go" and if he can't fulfill campaign promises on the ... View the full article
  11. The numbers show that the same specialty occupations approved for H-1B visas just a few years ago are now being called into question. According to Forbes, in FY2017 only 3% of H-1B extension petitions were denied. These petitions are for beneficiaries whose H-1B visas were previously approved. Then, in FY2018, the denial rate more than doubled, jumping to 12%, and then to 18% in the first quarter of FY2019. All of the top 27 employers of H-1B beneficiaries experienced this spike in denials for the same jobs they had been approved for. Meeting specialty occupation requirements for H-1B visa approval has become much more difficult. Jobs that had never before been called into question are now met with RFEs. One of these is the job of engineer. Last year we had dozens of clients come to use with specialty occupation RFEs for engineer. They were caught off guard because they did not expect they would have to defend the complexity of their job. These are different times, and it is essential to submit the initial petition in anticipation of a specialty occupation RFE. Last year, these RFEs were successfully answered with detailed documentation of the duties, responsibilities, and day-to-day tasks of the job that show practical and theoretical application of a highly specialized body of knowledge and skill. Petitioners also had to include the ad for the job, ads for the same job for different companies in the industry, and the employer’s past hiring practices to prove that requiring a minimum of a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its equivalent is the standard for the position in question. All of this documentation was shared with an expert in the field with extensive field experience. At TheDegreePeople.com we work with experts in all H-1B fields. Our engineering experts used the information provided by petitioners to write the expert opinion letters needed to overturn specialty occupation RFEs. When all of this is submitted with the initial petition, it greatly cuts a beneficiary’s chance of receiving a specialty occupation RFE. While there are no guarantees with USCIS, we always keep an eye on their approval trends, and meet each year’s new challenges with expertise and tact. If you, or if your employee or client received a specialty occupation RFE, we can help. Visit ccifree.com/ for a free review of your case. We will get back to you in 48 hours or less.
  12. With the introduction of biometrics in March this year, H4 EAD applicants are no longer getting their applications processed under premium processing ... View the full article
  13. With the introduction of biometrics in March this year, H4 EAD applicants are no longer getting their applications processed under premium processing ... View the full article
  14. 50% H1B Applications By TCS, HCL, Infosys, Wipro Rejected By US; Visa Denials At All-Time High Trak.in Americans are giving fewer H11B visa to Indian firms, and this is bad. TCS, Infosys, Wipro and HCL saw 50% of their visa applications rejected. View the full article
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  17. Trump's use of immigration as 2020 wedge could backfire on other policies POLITICO Donald Trump's push to restrict immigration is clashing with policy goals in ways that detractors and even some supporters say could hurt his 2020 reelection bid ... View the full article
  18. Latest News: H1B Visa Rejections At All-Time High, Banks Link Lending Rates to RBI's, Govt Could Tweak FPI Surcharge Transfin. Finance Minister receptive to industry's ideas and complaints, promises reviews and reforms. Govt could take decision to tweak FPI surcharge. Public sector ... View the full article
  19. H-1B visa policies favor large companies, study says North Bay Business Journal American visa policies are discouraging foreign tech workers from working in startups, according to a study from Cornell University and UC San Diego ... View the full article
  20. Letter: Americans not winners after '16 election The Republic From: Richard GoldColumbusIt's time to declare the winner of the 2016 election: Vladimir Putin.The losers? The American people and our children who inherit a ... View the full article
  21. Co Sees A Cyclical Downward Pressure In Q4: R Srikrishna, Hexaware Tech Business Television India (BTVI) R Srikrishna, CEO, Hexaware Technology said that the last quarter was not good in terms of margins and the company had a strong quarter despite headwinds ... View the full article
  22. Transition aimed at increasing efficiencies, reducing backlogs View the full article
  23. Transition aimed at increasing efficiencies, reducing backlogs View the full article
  24. Pls. help how do I tackle this ,Got following RFE:- (1) USCIS is requesting evidence to prove that the offered position qualifies as a specialty occupation. ***CRITICAL***. Please describe ALL of the Associate's job duties for the Architect (Computer Systems Engineers / Architects, 15-1199) position in detail, with specific attention to the percentage of time spent performing each duty. Provide a complete list of various software tools, languages and technologies used to perform the job duties. Provide a detailed description of the Company project, and explain what the associate's role within the project will be. Provide examples of Company job postings for similar positions as evidence that Company requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree for the Computer Systems Engineer position. (2) USCIS is requesting additional evidence to demonstrate that a valid employer-employee relationship with the beneficiary exists for the duration of the H-1B validity period (10/01/2012-09/30/2015). • Valid and Signed MSA • Valid and Signed SOW • Milestone Plans • Purchase Orders • Invoices/Payment Advices • Organizational Chart for the U.S. project showing the associate's Company reporting hierarchy • Associate's Offer Letter and Terms of Employment, Benefits Summary, and any Promotion or Salary Letters • Full U.S. contact information and email address for the associate's supervisor at the U.S. project location Please help me out in preparing the job duties for the Architect position need your suggestions on how to draft it. I have master degree in CS, have 8+ years of experience. thanks
  25. TCS #1 Indian Firm To Apply For H1B Visa; Amazon Beats Google, Facebook In H1B Visa Race Trak.in Although President Trump doesn't want American firms to hire non-Americans, 80% of the top 10 firms applying for H1B visa are American firms. View the full article
  26. House Passes Zoe Lofgren's Bipartisan Green Card Bill San Jose Inside “The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) recently passed in the House of Representatives with ... View the full article
  27. House Passes Zoe Lofgren's Bipartisan Green Card Bill San Jose Inside "The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act" recently passed in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. View the full article
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