Most of the Indian IT professionals go to the US on the H-1B non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations requiring theoretical or technical expertise.
Many H-4 visa holders are highly skilled professionals, and the DHS previously extended eligibility for employment authorisation to them recognising the economic burdens of families of many H-1B workers
Earlier this year, the US said it would bring in new rules for professionals seeking to apply for the H1-B, and would give preference to those who have completed a post-graduate degree from an educational institution in the US.
Employees of Indian IT giants like TCS, Infosys and Wipro are among the major beneficiaries of the H-1B programme as they rely on it for bringing in tens of thousands of employees with special skills each year.
Tech stocks took a beating and NASSCOM said the US Bill proposing the High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 to more than double the minimum wages for H1B workers will pose a big challenge to the Indian information technology sector. The Bill introduced in the US House of Representatives proposes to more than double […]