Thursday , September 21 2017

Trump administration tightens H1-B visa Programme

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Trump Government enforcing tight norms on the issuance of H1-B visa and the Justice Department said that it would not tolerate discrimination against US workers.

The US government began implementing tight norms on the issue of H1-B visas the government acknowledged that there are problems with the visa program. It also stated that a simple programmer would no longer qualify as a Specialist Profession and to issue the H1-B visa the candidates need to be in a Specialist Profession.

The issue rose from the White House, the Department of Justice issued a statement alerting the employers petitioning for H-1B visas not to differentiate against American workers.

“The Justice Department will not tolerate employers misusing the H-1B visa process to discriminate against US workers,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Civil Rights Division.

”U.S. workers should not be placed in a disfavored status, and the department is wholeheartedly committed to investigating and vigorously prosecuting these claims.”

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) involved in the Visa issuance and would enforce tight norms on the issue of H1-B visas.

It also stated that the applicants need to provide more evidence and paper work of their jobs rather than presenting the degrees.

USCIS has ruled that an entry level computer programmer will not qualify in the position of the specialty occupation.

The USCIS began accepting the petitions for H1-B visas from April 3 for the upcoming fiscal year and the Trump government alleged on the misuse of the H1-B visas on the opening day of the petitions.

Indian IT workers typically holdup more than 50 per cent of the 85,000 H-1B visas which are usually outnumbering the quota available by more than three to one.

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The USCIS which accept the Petitions reported with massive loads as the lawyers for the tech companies’ rush for the petitions on behalf of thousands of workers.

The petitions for the H1-B visa even began as the Pressure group, many of the US companies claim that there is a scarcity of skilled workers in the US and foreign workers are needed.

The White House responded to the concerns, spokesman Sean Spicer acknowledging from the daily briefing lectern that there were snags with the H-1B visa program and Trump will enforce the laws on the book.

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