H-1B one of the powerful Visa issued by the United States for Non-immigrants. As per the United States government norms, H-1B visa will be issued to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields such as in architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, and medicine.
Many Tech companies in the United States hire talented computer systems analysts, application software developers and computer programmers from different countries. For them, H-1B visa is a must. Earlier it was easier to get H-1B visa, but now due to huge demand every year government allow H-1B visa for a limited number of people, and those limited number of people will be chosen via lottery. Annual Lottery will be done to provide H-1B visa for Non-immigrants. In fact, there are a lot of advantages for H-1B visa immigrants. Those who receive H-1B Visa can stay up to six years in the United States without any worries.
Reasons Why US Tech Companies Worried About H-1B Visa
As per the government sources, every year 85,000 new H-1B visas provided for Talented nonimmigrants. To be specific, Most of the Tech Companies in the United States are depended on over these Non-immigrants. These people play a crucial role in the development of their companies. All over, a recent ban on Muslim countries by Donald Trump effected few companies internally including Google and few others.
If Donald Trump’s administration lifts H-1B, or reduce the allocation of H-1B visas, then it will become a major problem for every Tech Company in the United States. From now onwards in order to hire foreign employees, US-based tech companies must prove that they indeed tried to hire U.S. workers first and hadn’t displaced any Americans.
If any strict rule comes on H-1B visas, then it will create a huge loss for all tech companies based in the United States. Already a slight fall down in share market noticed at Bombay stock exchange. Companies and even employees worried regarding this H-1B issue.
Tech companies in the United States requesting the government to increase the number of annual visas allotted, but there’s no indication that’s on the agenda. In fact, the number of visas could go down. This became the major fear of US-based Tech Companies. Let’s wait and see what’s gonna happen upcoming days!