US has told us no major change in H1B regime: govt

“I am glad to say that as regards the H1B visa for 2018, the US government has already notified their position and there is not any significant change from the existing regime,” Sitharaman said

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:March 21, 2017 3:56 am
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The US has conveyed to India there is no significant change in the H1B visa regime, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Lok Sabha. “I am glad to say that as regards the H1B visa for 2018, the US government has already notified their position and there is not any significant change from the existing regime,” Sitharaman said in response to questions from Ravindra Gaikwad and Shrirang Appa Barne (Shiv Sena), Prahlad Joshi (BJP) and Arpita Ghosh (TMC).

“So, the fear that all of us were seeing through the media here about the H1B visa has, at least for the year 2018, not proven correct. “Also, the US administration has very clearly said they shall be dealing with illegal immigration and the H1B visa-related matter will be nuanced, but the priority at the moment seems to deal with the illegal immigration.”

She said a number of organisations had expressed their concern and these had been conveyed to the US authorities. She said the US monitored policies of 73 countries and India may be one of them. However, she said, “no unilateral policing is acceptable for India”.

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    Shin
    Mar 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm
    They are already working together on raising H1B 130 k for Apr 01 distribution. Regardless another factor reiterated is continuous and frequent visits by DHS and Labor on the HIB VISA company locations to make sure H1B is working out of the address mentioned in his LCA. Clearly u cannot send folks on B1 visa to work AS H1B.lt;br/gt;Apr 01 is also about terminating all H4 EAD work permits. That was illegal anyways. 35 % Tax on manufacturers and US Corp who outsource American jobs to Outsourcing companies .
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