The Australian government has turned down the UK’s offer of a post-Brexit trade agreement that included visa-free work and travel between the two countries.
Trade minister Simon Birmingham said full free movement would not be accepted because it could cause an exodus of highly trained workers to the UK and an influx of unskilled British workers to Sydney and Melbourne. Last year, ministers in New Zealand voiced similar fears of a brain drain.
Nearly a year ago, on January 31, 2019, USCIS issued a new final rule, announcing sweeping changes to the H-1B visa lottery process.3 The final rule introduced the electronic pre-registration requirement, along with the reversal of the order by which USCIS selects petitions under the H-1B cap and the advanced degree exemptions.
A new electronic registration system intended to streamline the expensive and cumbersome H-1B application process will be in place for the upcoming application season, with an earlier deadline, the federal government said Friday afternoon.
India on Thursday said it is engaged with the administration as well as members of the US Congress on concerns regarding the H1B visa issue, amidst apprehension that there may be a clamp down on it which can hurt Indian IT industry.
The Trump administration plans a far-reaching set of new immigration regulations that, if enacted, would profoundly affect employers, international students, H-1B and L-1 visa holders, EB-5 investors, asylum seekers and others.
Canada’s new federal immigration minister is former Crown Prosecutor Marco Mendicino.
The Liberal MP takes over at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) from Ahmed Hussen, who becomes minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
Once your H-1B visa is approved, you receive a green signal from the USA government to work in the country for a 3-6 years. You can use this visa to get a job and live a settled life. However, once the H1B visa is approved, the next immediate question that is asked by the visa holders is, ‘can I transfer my Visa to another company’?
Newly released documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveal that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) rolled out a major policy change impacting petitions for H-1B workers without sufficient training to officers deciding the petitions. The records reveal troubling insights into what likely contributed to substantial increases in requests for evidence (RFEs) and denials of H-1B petitions.