World  /  Published 01.10.20

Call to STEM brain drain

A new US Congressional report on defence has urged the Trump administration to aggressively expand visa for the foreign STEM talent, emphasising that the US must ensure people with critical knowledge ...
By PTI in Washington

Calcutta  /  Published 10.09.20

UK: visa tweak to aid students

The UK has announced a new points-based immigration system that will replace the previous Tier 4 visa route and promises to make the process “more streamlined” and simplified for students ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 09.09.20

US blocks some China students; visas

The US is blocking visas for certain Chinese graduate students and researchers to prevent them from stealing sensitive research, the acting head of the US department of homeland security, said on Wedn...
By Reuters in Washington

Business  /  Published 13.08.20

H-1B: exemptions to ease travel restrictions

The US state department on Wednesday released a set of exemptions that will ease travel restrictions that were clamped on H-1B visa holders in June though there were some lingering concerns over certa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 06.08.20

Green Card: Senator for increase in cap

A top American Senator has sought an increase in the per annum cap on issuing of Green Cards, as several lawmakers had an intense debate on the Senate floor about what is more important for the US: ma...
By PTI in Washington

Business  /  Published 05.08.20

Nasscom slams Trump order

Industry body Nasscom on Tuesday said US President Donald Trump’s executive order against hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts “appears to have been made based on misperceptions,...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 31.07.20

US: judge halts Green Card test

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration on Wednesday from moving forward with plans to deny green cards to immigrants who have received Medicaid, food stamps or housing vouchers, even on...
By Neil Vigdor in New York

World  /  Published 16.07.20

No limits on visas, vows Biden

Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice-President Joe Biden has vowed to eliminate the limits on employment-based visas to address the massive green card backlogs of almost 10 lakh, an is...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 11.07.20

Students’ plight: virus vs studies

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and b...
By AP in Phoenix

World  /  Published 09.07.20

Harvard, MIT sue Trump over student visa row

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the...
By AP in Boston


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