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FAQ: The real impact of Trump’s H-1B executive order
Cybersecurity industry braces for tighter visa rules
The current climate surrounding visas, immigrants and international travel will change the way some tech companies operate, and may harm US cybersecurity -- but there is also a chance that it will inspire more Americans to enter the...
Trump’s H-1B reform resolves few questions
It’s unclear if the U.S. president’s latest order will, in fact, help American IT workers or lead to increased offshoring and automation.
H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect
The U.S. government received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year -- 37,000 less than last year's record level.
This year's H-1B cap is quickly reached -- and exceeded
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service said Friday that the H-1B cap for FY 2018 has already been reached. Visa applications became available only on Monday.
U.S. seeks curbs on use of entry-level H-1B programmers
The U.S. government is taking action that will likely increase the visa denial rates of H-1B programmers hired for entry-level jobs.
H-1B employers face stricter rules
This week the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Labor each posted information about how to file a complaint against suspected H-1B abuse.
Trump's H-1B reform may go the way of healthcare
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) plan to re-introduce new versions of old bills that raise the visa cap.
Justice Dept. says replacing U.S. workers may bring lawsuit
The Department of Justice on Monday issued a warning to H-1B employers not to use the visa program to discriminate against U.S. workers.
Trump ‘actively’ considering new H-1B spouse work rule
The Trump administration is considering writing an entirely new rule. Before implementing that rule, it would seek public comment.
How to evaluate domestic IT service provider locations
The uncertainty of the future of the H-1B visa program is causing businesses to take a closer look at U.S. IT service delivery locations.
H-1B: A good system gone bad
The H-1B visa has worthy goals but terribly flawed implementation. It’s time to fix it.
H-1B lottery’s game of chance is legal, judge rules
A lawsuit that challenged the fairness and legality of the H-1B lottery system, calling it a "never ending game of chance," has been thrown out in federal court.
Future of tech policy murky under Trump administration
Insiders praise administration's focus on infrastructure and deregulation, but worries linger over immigration policies.
Fears arise that Trump has dropped ball on H-1B reform
Some say that even if President Trump doesn't fulfill his campaign promises with changes in the law, some companies will outsource less just to avoid getting on his bad side.
U.S. immigration data is on paper and a mess, says report
Data is inadequate and recorded in an inconsistent manner across federal agencies, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.
Trump’s revised travel ban may still hurt tech
President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, released Monday, ensures that H-1B visa workers from banned countries won't have problems -- as long as they stay in the U.S.
U.S. suspends fast-track H-1B processing, blames backlog
The White House decision to suspend premium processing for H-1B visa holders is being blamed on a visa backlog. It will affect some people seeking visas who may have used this fast-track system.
Sen. Durbin accuses Trump of breaking his H-1B promise
President Donald Trump said last year that on his first day in office he would order an investigation of H-1B abuses. He has yet to do so.
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