H-1B selection system to prioritise higher earners

H-1B visas are a possible route for international students who wish to work in the US after graduating, with 34,488 people transferring from F-1 to H-1B visas in 2017. The issuance of visas to new applicants is capped at 85,000 per year. However, the USCIS deputy...

judge throws out Trump H-1B visa rule changes

The H-1B visa allows US companies to employ graduate level workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialised fields such as IT, finance, accounting, architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, medicine.  “It was...

education organisations back legal challenge to H-1B ban

Proposals from the departments of Labor and Homeland Security – due to go into effect on December 7 – would introduce stricter eligibility criteria H-1B visas for highly skilled workers. The rules will harm US college and university educational missions, their...

More than 2 dozen colleges sue feds over H-1B visa rules

Dive Brief: More than two dozen colleges and higher education groups, including Stanford University and the University of Michigan, are suing the federal government to stop changes to a key visa program for highly skilled workers. Regulations announced earlier this...