H-1B visa

A person walks through a parking lot at Meta headquarters in Menlo Park, California, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.

Mass Bay Area tech layoffs thrust thousands of H-1B visa holders into frantic job hunt


An unemployed H-1B visa holder has to find a new employer, or “sponsor,” within 60 days, or leave the country. Thousands of Bay Area tech and biotech workers have surged onto sites like LinkedIn, frantically looking for friendly faces, like 36-year-old Vidhi Agrawal of San Francisco.

Health care workers gather for lunch purchased by members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD)

Pandemic raises fears for immigrant doctors whose status in the US is uncertain

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In limbo, some families in the US with H-1B visas begin to make other plans

Hand holding up passport with US visa stampend "CANCELLED"

For immigrant Republicans, Trump’s turn to limit legal immigration creates divisions

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Proposed changes to the H-1B visa program could put many women back into a ‘golden cage’

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New American citizens (L to R) Leslie Tapia, from Mexico, Sanzida Khanam, from Bangladesh and Pablo Espinales, from Ecuador, raise their hands for the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on J

The US government finally lifts the curse of the ‘golden cage’ visa


Thousands of highly skilled immigrants are admitted into US each year, but their highly skilled spouses were not allowed to work. But that’s about to change.

Immigrant entrepreneurs clamoring for startup visa program

Immigrants looking to start small businesses in the United States run up against a problem — there’s really no visa program that lets them do that. There’s a movement, and its gaining some traction in Congress, to introduce a new visa program targeted specially at immigrant entrepreneurs.

U.S. H1-B visa program may help companies outsource, offshore jobs

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When it comes to H1-B visas, the visas that are supposed to be reserved for bringing the world’s best and brightest to the United States, to do jobs that would otherwise go undone, there may be a problems. Turns out, most of the H1-B visas go to companies that exist to take U.S. jobs and move them overseas.

No more outsourcing to India in Ohio Government

The governor of Ohio has banned foreign outsourcing to countries like India in a wave of protectionism in the economic crisis.