H1B Visa Rules 2017: Bad Times for Indians Abroad

H1B Visa is become latest topic of talking, nowadays, especially for Indian Tech Firms such as Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Wipro. Indian IT service companies use H1B visas to fly engineers to the US, their biggest market, to service clients, but some opponents in the United States argue they are misusing the programme to replace US jobs.

According to gadgets360, Indian IT sector leaders will meet both US lawmakers and officials from US President Donald Trump’s administration later this month to lobby against any major changes to H1B visa regulations.

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H1B Visa Rules 2017: Bad Times for Indians Abroad
H1B Visa Rules 2017

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R. Chandrashekhar, head of Indian IT industry body Nasscom, said details of the visit over H1B vosa reforms were still being finalised, but chief executives from some of India’s big IT companies would be part of a delegation visiting Washington in the week of February 20.

India’s software services industry is concerned about a H1B visa reform bill introduced in the US Congress seeking to double the salary paid to H1B visa holders which would dramatically increase the costs for the Indian companies employing them.

Nasscom warned that the H1B visa reform bill, introduced last month by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from California, unfairly targets some of its members and will not solve a US labour shortage in the tech sector.

An Indian consultant working for Infosys in the US said many of his colleagues were “dejected,” while another engineer working for Cisco in North Carolina said management had called in an immigration attorney to reassure employees.

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