Trump's surgical strike on Indians' favorite H-1B visa - Newztezz Online


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Trump's surgical strike on Indians' favorite H-1B visa

Mumbai / Bengaluru: The US Donald Trump government has imposed new restrictions on H-1B visas ahead of elections to protect local workers. 
This is a move that has affected thousands of IT professionals in India. An interim rule announced by the US Department of the Interior on Tuesday will reduce the scope of the definition of 'special business'. Companies apply for H-1B visas to hire employees from outside the country based on the definition of a particular business.

The Trump administration has made the change at a time when the US presidential election is less than four weeks away. H-1B is a nonimmigrant visa, which allows U.S. companies to employ foreign individuals in specialized occupations as their employees. Which requires theoretical or technical skills. Technology companies rely on this visa to recruit thousands of employees every year from countries like India and China.

A large number of Indians have lost their jobs due to tightening H-1B visa provisions and are returning home during the Corona virus epidemic. According to the ministry, the new rule will come into force in 60 days.

The U.S. approves 85,000 H-1B visas each year

The U.S. issues 85,000 H-1B visas each year. With the help of this visa, skilled foreign workers reach America for jobs. It is believed that the implementation of the new rule will be the biggest hurdle for Indian tech professionals. The epidemic is said to have left 5 million Americans unemployed due to H1B non-immigrants.

70 per cent of visas for Indian professionals in

the US According to government data, 70% of H-1B visas approved by the US are issued to Indian professionals. Then comes the number of Chinese professionals. The Department of Homeland Security said that once the new rule came into force, one-third of those applying for the visa would be rejected.

No comments:

Post a Comment