The current US government is drafting new rules to prevent or limit in a big way current H1B work visa holders from extending their visa status which allows them to continue their employment and stay in USA as they wait for their permanent residency green cards. While citizens of many countries would be hard by this, this hits Indians hardest ==> nearly 5 Lac to 7.5 Lac Indians and an equal number of their spouses and even children. If the rumored harsh rules become law, potentially nearly 10 to 15 Lakh Indians including families may have to suddenly leave or be deported from USA. Most are likely to be mid-career so they are likely to face a harsh and uncertain future… We all are hoping for the best…
- 8 Jan 2018
While on the surface the invite to PM Modi to address the joint session of Congress looks routine, the real purpose and significance is the mad rush the US Congress and US government are in to set right the wrong of banning PM Modi, then chief minister of Gujarat, a duly elected representative, a US Visa and entry for more than ten years. Shocking as it would be to learn, PM Modi was the only foreign leader to have ever been denied a visa under this law.
- 1 Jun 2016
Strangely, US Government claims that the Sikh articles of faith jeopardize safety and uniformity – due to which only 3 Sikhs serve in the US Army. But many Sikhs served in the Army between World War I to the Vietnam War. So something changed. Now 27 U.S. generals, signed a letter demanding that the US Government drop the ban that forbids American Sikhs to serve in the U.S. military.
- 16 Nov 2015