عربي               | Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Message Traffic

Message Traffic

General Directorate of Traffic (GDT) is adopting a comprehensive strategy depending on using most up-to-date techniques in order to perform the best traffic services and to raise up traffic safety l...

Details
Statistics

Al Amn Magazine

Previous Editions

Caricature

For your safety and other's safety

Caricature Archives >>

Poll

What do you think about new website of Police Media Center
ُExcellent
Very Good
Good

World News

16 Oct 2018

IT Group Sues US Immigration Agency Over Shorter Duration Of H-1B Visas

IT Group Sues US Immigration Agency Over Shorter Duration Of H-1B Visas
NDTV:

An IT advocacy group representing more than 1,000 small IT companies mostly run by Indian-Americans has filed a lawsuit against the US immigration agency for issuing H-1B visas for a duration shorter than three years.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

These visas are typically issued for three to six years to employers to hire a foreign worker.

Based out of Dallas in Texas, the ITServe Alliance in its lawsuit 43-page lawsuit filed last week alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently begun a practice of approving H-1B petitions for shorter than three years durations.

"These petitions are often valid for only months or days at a time, and some cases are expired by the time the approval is received," it said.

ITServe lawsuit against the USCIS alleges that the agency has no authority to misinterpret the existing regulations and shorten the approval durations.

In fact, the United States Congress has specifically granted power to the Department of Labor and it's regulations grant three-year approvals, the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit also alleges that the itinerary requirement put forth by the USCIS is also unlawful.

This is the second lawsuit filed by ITServe against USCIS.

In the first lawsuit filed in July 2018, ITServe demanded USCIS to remove language from their website prohibiting F-1 STEM OPT students working at the third part client locations.

"The USCIS has been making arbitrary rules and memos for over eight years, it's our top priority to set things right and hold USCIS accountable to follow the regulations set by the Unites States Congress," said ITServe's national president for 2018, Gopi Kandukuri.

Referring to the recent spate of H-1B denials that ITServe members received, Kandukuri added members of ITServe Alliance are tired of receiving random denials for no reason.

"The new battlefield for us is the federal courthouse and not USCIS service centers," he said.

Designed & Developed by Directorate of Information Technology & Electronic Creativity
Copyrights © 2018 GD Ministry of Interior Court