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  • Steeper proposed visa fees could cost employers $232 million

    New work-permit fees proposed in the Senate’s immigration bill mean companies such as Accenture, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services that depend on employees from overseas would foot the bill for stepped-up border-­control measures. The measure would double, to $4,825, the cost of H-1B visas for highly skilled employees from overseas. It also would expand the… Read More »

    May 29, 2013
  • Silicon Valley scores another immigration victory in Washington

    A broad immigration reform package moved one step closer to passing through Congress on Tuesday, and the high-tech community took another step forward in solidifying its lobbying influence in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the comprehensive immigration proposal by a vote of 13 to 5, clearing the way for a floor vote next month. The… Read More »

    May 28, 2013
  • US Green Card Lottery Under Threat

    The popular Green Card Lottery program could be eliminated if the U.S. Congress passes the current version of the bipartisan immigration reform plan. The lottery was set up as a way to give anyone a chance at the “American dream.” But the new plan will focus instead on adding more highly-educated workers in science, technology,… Read More »

    May 22, 2013
  • Students think beyond UK, US for higher education

    Looking beyond the US and UK as preferred destinations for higher studies, the city’s youth is now exploring options such as Germany, Singapore and Canada for education. While several students still expressed their preference for UK and US at the Global Education Interact, a day-long education fair held in Hyderabad on Saturday, they were also… Read More »

    May 22, 2013
  • India, China to explore pact on relaxed biz visa regime during Li’s visit

    India and China might sign the much-awaited pact on establishing a relaxed visa regime for the business communities during the upcoming visit of the new Chinese premier Li Keqiang. Keeping border tensions aside, it seems the new Chinese leadership is keen on forging greater business ties with India by establishing industrial parks and economic corridors… Read More »

    May 14, 2013
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