The official at the White House briefing last week, explaining how the present lottery system works, said that a small number of Indian IT companies are top recipients of H1B visa. These companies are oftentimes called outsourcing firms, he said.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to promote ‘Buy American’ and ‘Hire American’ policies.
The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion's share of H-1B visas+ by putting extra tickets in the lottery system, which the Trump administration wants to replace with a more merit-based immigration policy.
US immigration experts are of the opinion that the new order of Trump on H-1 B visa will not be as smooth as some approvals in the Congress may be needed.
American President Donald Trump’s policy to protect jobs by imposing restrictions on H-1B visas is unlikely to be of any help to that country and may hurt US interests, say experts.
President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled “Buy American and Hire American.”
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Among Silicon Valley’s top tech employers, Facebook could be the most vulnerable to U.S. President Donald Trump’s expected crackdown on guest-worker visas, according to a Reuters analysis of U.S. Labor Department filings.
International students pursuing post graduate degrees in the sciences and engineering are expressing grave concerns after President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday seeking a review of the US visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible changes may be ahead.
US Citizenship And Immigration Services Steps Up Enforcement Against H-1B Employers – Are You At Risk? - Immigration - United States
In an announcement issued April 4, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that it will begin a "more targeted" campaign of site visits to the worksites where H-1B beneficiaries are employed.
But most employers agree that blocking more foreign workers from working in the US will not directly translate to more job opportunities for citizens.