US court overthrows H-1B visa program changes, says administration’s causes unjustified

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White found that the unemployment crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic was not “good cause” for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Labor to flout the proper regulatory procedure when issuing the two policies, which aimed to crack down on H-1B specialty occupation visas. Go to Source

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Indian national gets 20-year jail for defrauding US citizens

A US court Monday sentenced an Indian national to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in operating and funding India-based call centers that defrauded American people of millions of dollars between 2013 and 2016. Hitesh Madhubhai Patel (44) of Ahmedabad was sentenced by US District Judge for the Southern District of Texas David Hittner. He was sentenced for the charges of wire fraud conspiracy and general conspiracy to commit identification fraud, access device fraud, money laundering, and impersonation of a federal officer…

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Four Indian-Americans among 32 students chosen as Rhodes Scholars from US

American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust Elliot Gerson announced the names of the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars representing the US on Sunday. The four Indian-American students include Swathi R Srinivasan, Vijayasundaram Ramasamy, Garima P Desai and Savarni Sanka. Go to Source

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Jill Biden’s policy director, Mala Adiga, has roots in Udupi

She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founder of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won theMan Booker prize in 2008. Go to Source

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Indian-American uses Bollywood music to spread message of Biden and Harris during US polls

Slogans like- “America Ka Neta Kaisa Ho Joe Biden Jaisa Ho”, “Trump Hatao America Bachao”, “Biden-Harris ko Jitao, America ko aage badao” and “Jaago America Jaago- Biden Harris ko Vote do”- were also released in 14 Indian languages. Go to Source

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