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Over 50 US Business School Deans and CEOs Call For H-1B Visa Reforms

More than 50 US business school deans and company CEOs have signed an open letter calling on President Donald Trump and Congress leaders to reform the current H-1B visa cap. They worry that their current immigration policies are hurting the economic growth of the country. More specifically, they believe the 85,000 cap on annually-issued H1-B visas is too low, and will not produce the necessary talent that the US economy needs to strive. “We are needlessly capping [...]

By | 2019-10-17T13:31:14+00:00 October 17th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

China to Restrict Visas for US Citizens with ‘Anti-China’ Links

The Chinese government intends to ban US nationals who have so-called “anti-China” links from entering the country. China’s Ministry of Public Security has been planning to restrict the travel of anyone who is linked to U.S. Intelligence Services and human rights groups for months now. However, the decision at this time is likely a result of rising concern in Beijing that the US and other governments are using these organizations to encourage the anti-government protests in mainland [...]

By | 2019-10-21T09:56:43+00:00 October 11th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

US to Reject Immigration Visas for Applicants Without Health-Care Coverage

Applications of aliens applying for Immigration visas to the United States will be rejected if the lack health-care coverage or the means to obtain health coverage once in the US. A proclamation issued on Friday evening by the White House announces that the US President Donald Trump has instructed the authorities to stop granting visas to immigrants who would become a “financial burden” to the US healthcare system. According to the proclamation, Us hospitals and other providers [...]

By | 2019-10-21T09:57:18+00:00 October 7th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

Trump Nominates Poland for Entry into the Visa Waiver Program

Two weeks after the United States President Donald Trump promised to the President of Poland Andrzej Duda on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly that Polish people would soon travel to the US visa-free, the US Department of State has formally nominated Poland for entry to the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). According to a statement from the press secretary regarding the nomination of Poland for entry into the Visa Waiver Program issued on October [...]

By | 2019-10-07T10:59:27+00:00 October 7th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

US Rejects Cuban Health Minister’s Visa for Attending Health Meeting in Washington

The United States Department has rejected the visa applications of the Cuban delegation set to participate in the 57th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) including the Minister of Health Jose Angel Portal Miranda. According to a press release of the Cuban Ministry of Health of October 1, the US government unreasonably denied the visas for the Cuban delegation to participate in the most important meeting between health authorities throughout the region. “We express [...]

By | 2019-10-03T14:14:23+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

Trump Reiterates that Poland Will Soon Join the US Visa Waiver Program

The United States President Donald Trump has once again reiterated that Poland is ready to join the countries under the US Visa Waiver Program and that it will soon become one of them. During a meeting with the Polish President Andrzej Duda on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly, Trump told President Duda that Polish people will soon travel to the US visa-free, as the rest of the Schengen member states already do. According to [...]

By | 2019-09-24T14:19:13+00:00 September 24th, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

US Court Charges Chinese Government Employee with Participating in Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain US Visas

A US Manhattan Federal Court has charged a Chinese government employee by complaint for his involvement in a conspiracy to fraudulently obtain US visas. Zhongsan Liu has been arrested in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Monday, September 16, for allegedly having participated in a conspiracy to fraudulently procure US visas for employees of the Government of the People's Republic of China, while operating in the New York Office of the China Association for International Exchange Personal (CAIEP-NY). [...]

By | 2019-09-23T13:23:19+00:00 September 23rd, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

US Rule Banning H-4 Visa Holders From Working Could Come in Spring or Later

H-4 visa holders will probably be able to keep working in the United States until spring 2020, a US Department of Justice memo published on Monday hints. While hearing a challenge to the work authorization granted to H-1B spouses in 2015 under former President Barack Obama, the Homeland Security told lawyers in the case that the earliest possible publication date for the rule is spring 2020, but that this time-frame is “aspirational,” according to the memo. While [...]

By | 2019-09-20T10:10:04+00:00 September 20th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

US Plans to Use Fake Social Media Accounts to Monitor Visa Applicants

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers processing visa, green card, and citizenship applications can now create fake accounts in social media, in order to seek further information on applicants. USCIS posted a statement last Friday, explaining that it will authorize its investigators to create fake accounts under fake identities so they could have access to the social media accounts of the applicants and detect potential evidence of fraud or security concerns. According to the [...]

By | 2019-09-03T13:00:46+00:00 September 3rd, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|

US Vice President: Poland Is Nearing Readiness for Visa Waiver Program

Two weeks before the deadline that Trump appointed for Poland to join the Visa Waiver Program of the United States, his vice president, Michael Pence, said that Poland is almost ready to join the Visa Waiver Program. Vice President Mike Pence said so during his trip in Poland to participate in observances Sunday marking the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II and for meetings with Polish leaders on Monday. Trump was also scheduled to [...]

By | 2019-09-04T15:29:42+00:00 September 2nd, 2019|US Visa/Passport News|