‘Trump administration’s updating policies on H-1B visa process


The Trump administration is proposing to get rid of lottery system in H-1B visa process. The Trump administration reforming and reworking in H-1B foreign workers programme, which will be part of a skills and merit based legal migration system, the White House said on 1st November 2018.

Larry Kudlow, who is the chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump, in an interaction with reporters agreed that H-1B attracts talented professionals and companies currently are having difficulties in hiring people on H-1B visas.

Kudlow added “The Trump has laid this out. We need legal immigration. We need skills-based, merit-based immigration. Those are just a few of the issues. That would be terrific. We can’t seem to get it through Congress. But skills-based, and merit-based and not a family chain-based, I think they will be very useful,”.

Kudlow said the changes in the H-1B visas does not mean an increase in its intake. Currently the US Congress has mandated 65,000 H-1B visas per annum and an additional 20,000 to those who have completed higher education from US in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The policies implemented by trump administration have adversely affected IT Business. It’s also impacting the peoples who are living in United States of America on H-1B visas. Currently the denial rate is 40 plus percent (%) . Because of this denial rate percentage entire talent is leaving United States of America. This is the biggest problem facing by IT sector in US.

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