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Trending News Of USA
  • A glimpse of trending news of USA in the month of
    February.

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US visa tremors rock Indian information technology
  • Indias information technology industry will face
    short-term challenges if the Bill to double
    minimum wages for H1B visa-holders is passed in
    the US Congress. The impact will be felt by
    American technology companies such as IBM,
    Accenture and Microsoft, which have been sending
    Indian engineers on these visas to the US.
  • A California lawmaker Zoe Lofgren on Tuesday
    introduced a Bill in the US Congress
    requiring companies that employ workers on H1B
    visas to double their minimum pay to 130,000 a
    year, the first revision  proposed in nearly two
    decades. The legislative process will take time.
  • US President Donald Trump was likely to issue an
    executive order restricting H1B visas, his
    spokesperson Sean Spicer said separately.

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Revoking of OPT extension by Trump to divert
Indian STEM students elsewhere
  • Newly-elected US president Donald Trump's plans
    to reverse extension of Optional Practical
    Training (OPT) for science, technology,
    engineering and mathematics (STEM) students could
    benefit immigrant-friendly nations like
    Australia, Canada and New Zealand, among others.
  • OPT allows foreign STEM students to extend their
    stay in the US after completion of studies for
    6-12 months under student visa. Foreign students
    are found to make use of OPT to either look for
    jobs or apply for further education or simply
    float around till the OPT term expires.
  • The regime of previous US president Barack
    Obama had looked to extend the same to over three
    years but ran out of time with the country going
    into elections.
  • Read more here..

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Trump then Won't hesitate in banning lobbyists.
Trump now You're hired
  • During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly
    welcomed the idea of banning lobbyists from
    his administration.
  • Fast forward eight months, and now-President
    Trump is welcoming them in.
  • Last June on CBS's "Face the Nation," host John
    Dickerson asked Donald Trump Given the
    candidate's drumbeat of criticism of the
    Washington lobbyist class, Will you say
    2018No lobbyists will work for me and no big
    donors?
  • "I would have no problem with it, honestly,"
    Trump responded.
  • Full article here.

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Why Facebook is most vulnerable to proposed
changes in H1B visa scheme
  • Among Silicon Valleys top tech
    employers, Facebook could be the most vulnerable
    to US President Donald Trumps expected crackdown
    on guest-worker visas, according to a Reuters
    analysis of US Labor Department filings.
  • More than 15 per cent of Facebooks US employees
    in 2016 used a temporary work visa, giving the
    social media leader a legal classification as a
    H1B dependent company. That is a higher
    proportion than Alphabets Google, Apple,
    Amazon.com or Microsoft.
  • That could cause problems for Facebook if Trump
    or Congress decide to make the H1B program more
    restrictive, as the president and some Republican
    lawmakers have threatened to do.

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From Trump's Mar-a-Lago to Facebook, a National
Security Crisis in the Open
  • President Trump and his top aides coordinated
    their response to North Koreas missile test on
    Saturday night in full view of diners at Mr.
    Trumps Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida a
    remarkable public display of presidential
    activity that is almost always conducted in
    highly secure settings.
  • The scene of aides huddled over their computers
    and the president on his cellphone at his clubs
    terrace was captured by a club member dining
    not far away and published in pictures on his
    Facebook account. The images also show Mr. Trump
    conferring with his guest at the resort, Shinzo
    Abe, the Japanese prime minister.
  • Shortly before the club member, Richard DeAgazio,
    who joined Mr. Trumps club recently, took the
    pictures, North Korea test-fired a ballistic
    missile into the sea off its eastern coast. Mr.
    DeAgazio posted his photographs to Facebook as
    the two leaders and their staff members reviewed
    documents and worked on their laptops, using
    cellphones as flashlights.
  • More information available here.

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