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  • US Increases Number of H-1B Visas Issued to Indians

    US Immigration has issued a record number of H-1B work visas for Indian citizens this year. According to a press release from the US embassy in India, the 2011 fiscal year saw 24% more visas being issued than in 2010. A total of 67,195 visas were issued this fiscal year versus 54,111 in 2010. It… Read More »

    Oct 29, 2011
  • “600,000 skilled workers wanted”

    There has been a lot of fuss lately about keeping jobs in America. Part of the problem is that U.S. manufacturers have a 20 percent cost disadvantage in the global market compared to its largest trading partners. High labor cost, numerous regulations and higher taxes have sent many U.S. jobs overseas. The CEO of Coca… Read More »

    Oct 29, 2011
  • US remains top education destination for Indians, visa applications up by 18%

    NEW DELHI: The US still remains the top education destination for Indians, with US visa applications by Indian students increasing by 18 per cent over the last year. Student visa applications increased by 18 per cent, from 39,958 applications in 2010 to 46,982 in 2011, the US embassy said here on Friday. Over 100,000 Indian… Read More »

    Oct 29, 2011
  • US embassy issues over 4.9 lakh non-immigrant visas

    NEW DELHI: The US mission here has issued more than 4,90,000 non-immigrant visas during its fiscal year 2011 ending September 30, an increase of 4.3 per cent from last fiscal. The non-immigrant visa category includes business, tourist, student and related visas, a release from the US embassy said today. Responding to the booming growth in… Read More »

    Oct 28, 2011
  • Bill would encourage foreigners to buy U.S. homes

    A house in San Marino, where median home prices have risen — largely because of Asian home buyers and investors — even as real estate values in the region have declined. American consumers and the federal government haven’t been able to bail out the sinking U.S. real estate market. Now wealthy Chinese, Canadians and other… Read More »

    Oct 22, 2011
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