H-1B Visas Rejected For Cognizant, Infosys, TCS; Here Are All The Details!
This will cause a huge impact on business of India
Ever since Donald Trump has been effective as president, the rules of the H1-B visa have been forever changing. Also, these constantly altering rules have always affected India in a not so positive way. As per new reports coming in, IT firms in India have faced rejection of many a visa application in 2018.
How have the rules affected Indian IT firms? Read on to know more!
Approvals and Rejections
President of the United States, Donald Trump has put on more limitations on the H1-B visa, which are favorable to the technology firms of America rather than any foreign countries. As per reports of the Centre for Immigration Studies (CIS), statistics of the government says US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has reduced the rate of approvals of visa applications. The numbers had been bigger in 2015 rather than in 2019.
Apparently, the approvals were all reserved for US-based firms like Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple who increased their workforce, whereas net reduction was focused on Indian firms like Cognizant, Tata and Infosys.
India profits the most in the H1-B visa applications as per the government statistics. Of the total number of visas issued last year, 76% of them were issued to Indians.
Six Indian Companies At Loss
As per the CIS reports, the companies that faced the maximum rejections are Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant, and Infosys. Infosys had 2,042 rejected applications, and TCS had 1,744, whereas Cognizant has the highest number – 3548 rejections.
Indian companies, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, and the US arms of Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies make up for almost two-thirds of the rejected applications among the top 30 companies. These six companies 16%, or 2,145, H1-B work permits, which is less than the 2,399 that Amazon single-handedly got hold of.
The study by the CIS says, “The major U.S.-based firms, such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple, increased their H1-B workforces during the year, while net reductions were imposed on the big Indian outsourcing firms, such as Cognizant, Tata, and Infosys.”
H1-B Visa and Indians
H1-B visa holders have faced many altercations in their lives due to the recent changes in the visa laws. In the recent past, a proposal was introduced which banned spouses of H1-B visa holders from working in the US, which affected a total of 90,000 or more spouses of H-1B visa holders.
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