Hiring H1B Staff Will Be Tough With New Rules: Less Speciality Jobs, Regulated Salaries
Another hurdle for H-1B Visa aspirants as the norms for getting H-1B will become stricter in the coming days.
Why Would This Happen?
As we all know, the Trump administration is working quite hard in making it difficult for US companies to hire foreign workers on H-1B non-immigrant short-term visas.
Now they have come up with the narrowing of the meaning of “specialty” occupation, along with the increasing minimum wages for the workers.
As you can see that both of these proposals are specifically designed to guarantee that no American citizens would be denied the jobs because of the cheaper foreign assistance.
According to the critics of the H-1B program, US companies are recruiting foreign workers instead of Americans saying that they are not highly skilled as per their requirements.
Over 70% of these H-1B visas go to Indian citizens, who are further hired by US firms like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple and US subsidiaries of Indian IT companies such as Infosys, Wipro and TCS.
What Does White House Say?
A review was underway of H-1B and other visas as a notice were posted on its website by the Management office and Budget of the White House.
But still, the details are not provided.
However, it seems that the sooner the Trump administration is expected to have them in place as having them before the election on 3, November would definitely create a positive impact for them.
According to White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, these measures will be “utterly transformative” and will ensure there is “no market for someone to drive back down wages on H-1Bs to displace American workers”.
How Would This Affect?
It seems that these steps were being fast-tracked.
There is a possibility that the final bunch of orders could also include constraints on international students, as per reports from the leading American news agency.
From the start, H-1B visa applications have been a keen interest for the Trump administration which was temporarily halted with the Covid-19 outbreak.
Now they are making sure that Americans had the first shot at jobs after the lockdown as they have suspended all immigration till December.