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DHS Proposes To Further Extend The STEM OPT Extension From 17 Months To 24 Months

DHS Proposes To Further Extend The STEM OPT Extension From 17 Months To 24 Months

The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to further extend the Optional Practical Training period for certain students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from U.S. institutions of higher education. The Proposal is intended to allow STEM graduates, who have opted for initial 12 months OPT, to be able to extend it Read More

Donald Trump’s proposal on H-1B visas is bad news for Indian workers

WASHINGTON: Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has sounded death knell to the H-1B visas by proposing to raise the minimum wage for this most-popular work visa for Indian technology professionals as he released his policy of putting American workers first. Such a move, Trump argued, would force companies to give IT jobs to unemployed Read More

250 Disney staff lose jobs to cheap Indian H1-B holders

The entertainment giant prefers Indian H1-B holders who can work for “cheaper pay” than American workers. Entertainment giant Walt Disney has laid off about 250 employees and replaced them with Indians holding H1-B visas, raising new questions on how outsourcing companies are using the temporary visas to bring immigrants into technology jobs in the U.S., Read More

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