Tougher H-1B visa for Indian professionals !!; heres what the speculation is

DHS announced the proposals in an update to its semi-annual regulatory agenda

Tougher H-1B visa for Indian professionals !!; heres what the speculation is

It is now being speculated that United States Department of Homeland Security is readying proposal to make it tougher for professionals outside of US to acquire H-1B visa.

This would clearly upset the Indian professionals who are looking for work in United States.

It is being cited to an international immigration firm Fragomen’s which claims that DHS has indicated it may revive a 2011 proposal that would require H-1B petitioners to preregister for the H-1B cap lottery and to submit cap petitions only after they have won cap numbers.

DHS announced the proposals in an update to its semi-annual regulatory agenda. It may also consider changes to H-1B wages.

If these provisions are introduced as an emergency rule — which waives the notice and comment requirement — then it could be covered in the next cap filing season.

Indian IT firms are the largest users of H-1B visas and non-immigrant visas that allow US firms to temporarily employ foreign workers.

The US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) triggers a lottery system to select petitions needed to meet the caps of 65,000 for general category and 20,000 for advanced degree exemption.

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