President Donald Trump of the US will make his maiden visit to India on 24th February. Days before his visit, NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) has urged the US to stop its discrimination against India over H1B Visas.
Shivendra Singh, Vice-President at NASSCOM, said in an interview that India contributes $57 billion to the US GDP. India also accounts for more than half a million direct and indirect jobs across the US. Hence, the US should not discriminate against Indians seeking the H1B Visa.
Mr Singh said Indian professionals face two significant biases when applying for an H1B Visa. The first bias is the USCIS’ increased visa fee. For H1B Visas, the proposed Visa fee has been increased to $4,000 from the earlier $2,000. The USCIS has also recommended the L1 Visa fee to be increased to $4,500. The increased expenditure would be a huge problem for Indian companies.
The second challenge facing Indian workers is the provision in the revised Bill S386. The new provision prohibits 50-50 companies from sponsoring workers on H1B Visas to the US.
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