Biden administration begins reversing Trump’s damage on H-1B and immigration

As promised, Joe Biden went to work immediately after getting sworn in on January 20. His team set out to reverse the damage the Trump era did to H-1B visas and to the US immigration system. The Trump Administration had made changes through three types of actions: policy changes, regulatory changes, and executive orders. Each type of action requires a different [...]

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Collegepond February 17, 2021 0 Comments

The math behind the new H-1B wage rules, and what it means for techies

Taking another parting shot at the employment-based immigration affecting green cards, H-1B & other similar work visas, the Trump Department of Labor (DOL) has published a rule that raises the wages by approximately 30% across the board. What All Stakeholders Must Know This rule is likely to be “stayed” by the Biden administration, Congress, or [...]

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Collegepond February 17, 2021 0 Comments

Visa application for UK’s new points-based immigration system kicks in today — here’s all you need to know

Indians now will be able to find it easy to work and study in the UK as applications for new points-based visa and immigration systems kicks in today. The UK’s new post-Brexit points-based immigration system, described by the government as “simple, effective and flexible” will bring home “the brightest and the best” from around the globe, including [...]

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Collegepond February 17, 2021 0 Comments

The new US Covid-19 test requirement for travelers: What you need to know

(CNN) — All air passengers 2 and older must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result to enter the United States starting at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday, January 26. The new rule, announced by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on January 12 and underscored by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden, applies to US citizens [...]

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Collegepond February 17, 2021 0 Comments

Canada Is World’s Top Place to Study, According To New Ranking

An education website has placed Canada above the U.S. as the best place to study abroad in the world. Educations.com ranks Canada as number one in its Top 10 Places in the World to Study Abroad – 2020 listing. “Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and [...]

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Collegepond February 17, 2021 0 Comments

What a new American president means for international education

As world leaders send their congratulations to the American president-elect Joe Biden, people in the US and beyond have begun to wonder what this change might mean for them. One group who are particularly interested in how the country might change are students considering travelling for their education to the US, which has been a [...]

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Collegepond February 17, 2021 0 Comments

Why Germany is Fast Emerging as a Preferred Study Abroad Destination?

Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to paint a sobering picture across the globe, some European nations have succeeded in taming down the spread of the lethal virus. Germany equipped with the best healthcare system coupled with its prompt, swift and novel approach in handling the pandemic tops the list. This is good news for US [...]

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Collegepond July 28, 2020 0 Comments

Is Trump Administration’s Plan to Impose Additional Restrictions on H-1B Visa Justified?

If you are an overseas education aspirant with US dreams, it is obvious that you would be cautiously assessing President Trump’s recent pronouncements: suspending H-1B visas, imposing newer restrictions on F-1 students, and also targeting international students participating in Optional Practical Training (OPT). While the pandemic has certainly triggered joblessness in the US, which today [...]

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Collegepond May 26, 2020 0 Comments

How study and work VISA changes in Canada for Fall 2020 will favor Indian study abroad aspirants?

The pandemic may have disrupted the application plans of numerous study abroad aspirants, but the ones with Canada dreams have a reason to cheer for even in these turbulent times, and here is why. While colleges across the globe are deliberating on how to reopen and when to reopen for the upcoming fall semester, the [...]

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Collegepond May 18, 2020 0 Comments

Preferred Overseas Education Destinations in the wake of COVID-19

If you are an overseas education aspirant you surely must be at crossroads regarding your academic plans, study abroad destination, and future in general, as you navigate through this uncertain phase in the times COVID 19. Notwithstanding your financial preparedness, one of your foremost concerns would be the choice of the destination country in the [...]

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Collegepond May 14, 2020 0 Comments
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