Reportedly, the US has blamed the Indian IT giants TCS and Infosys for illegally cornering the lion’s share of H-1B visas. These companies are said to have put extra tickets in the lottery system. The US government led by Trump is willing to change this process with a more merit-based system.
As per the reports, few big IT firms have put multiple application which has flooded the system. In lottery draw system, such methods will have the greater chance of success.
The White House officials said that you may aware of these names very well. The top recipient of H-1B visa will apply for more visas than they are entitled to. If they get the success in this move, they will easily get the Lions share in the lottery draw.
Few peoples have pointed out that why Indian IT companies are targeted. The White House officials clarified this matter and said these two IT giant along with Cognizant were the 3 top recipients of H-1B visa.
Further, they added that these three firms have an average wage for H-1B visa in a single year are between USD 65,000 and 60,000. However average wages of a Silicon Valley software employee is about USD 150,000. The contracting companies, who have not skilled workers, often use the employees for entry level position.
As of now none of these three IT firms have made any comment on this matter.
The white house officials further added that currently these visas were given through lottery draw method. But there are above 80% employees who are paid below the median salary. The firms are bringing these workers to replace the local workers. This is again the violation of labour rule which means for carrying in skilled workers. Most of the times these firms bring less skilled and less paid workers and replace the local workers. They are replacing the local workers with fewer skills and it’s not good for the US workers.
The US want to change the current method of awarding the visa. They want to replace this with skill- based awarding rather than a lottery draw system. This will make very hard to use the visa to replace the American employees.
The US said that since you are not bringing the workers who are skilled and match with market wage, so it’s very good way to solve the problem.
Since the inception of the new government, the visa rules are becoming hard for everyone. The new president wants to give more chance to Americans workers.