The latest H-1B norms announced by the US for these visas will not have much impact on the IT firms in India said the top industry body NASSCOM. The latest measures will be a costly and unnecessary burden. This will not create any huge difference to the member firms. These are into the business of providing solutions to client firms, said the top IT agency.
The National Association of Services and Software Companies released a statement in this regard. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced new H-1B norms. These are in alignment with the Hire American and Buy American policy of President Trump.
The USCIS has said that the firms hiring will have to prove that their workers at the third-party site of work possess particular and non-qualifying tentative agreements in expert jobs. R Chandrashekhar the President of NASSCOM said that the IT industry in India is resilient. It has proved that as sponsoring firms they possess relationship and control with the visa holders, added Chandrashekhar.
The latest measures are appearing to be against the efforts of Trump administration to decrease red-tape and regulation said NASSCOM. It said that it is analyzing the probable impact and would announce the policy details.
NASSCOM said that initial observation indicates that the new measures are applicable to all placements that are third-party. They are not involving just firms that are dependent or Indian, added the apex IT agency, as quoted by the Economic Times.
As per the new measures, USCIS has said that firms must offer itineraries and contracts for workers who will be placed at third-party destinations. The H-1B visas are provisional visas that permit firms to recruit skilled foreign nationals who are employed in areas that have scarce US workers.
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