Trump Government to make tougher rules for H1 B Visa from 2018

Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

h1 bTrump administration is planning to bring more changes in the H-IB visa rules that will be effective from February.



There will be an electronic registration for visas that will be subjected to an annual cap of 85,000-65,000 for foreigners coming from abroad.


For foreigners with advanced degrees from the US colleges and universities there will be an annual cap of 20,000.


This is bound to bring a difference to the high specialty occupation it applied to.



There will be a random selection of beneficiary employers from among those registered through an electronic lottery by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) which operates the H-1B visa programme.



However, it was initially unclear that it will be easier or difficult for the US employers that will be inclusive of the subsidiaries like the IT giants Infosys, TCS and Wipro to hire H-1B workers.



It was estimated that 70% of H-1B workers come from India.




DHS (department of homeland security )— the parent ministry of the USCIS had  proposed the per-registration rule in its regulatory plan for 2018 filed earlier this month.



The operational details will  be available till the rule gets  published in the federal register.



The administration was planning to withdraw an Obama-era rule that allowed work-permits to spouses of H-1B visa-holders who are awaiting permanent residency also known as green card.


Trump administration’s focus on preserving American jobs for Americans under the Buy American, Hire American objective will turn more effective.



DHS further plans to propose a rule that would revise the definition of specialty occupation.


It will increase the focus on gathering the best and brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B program.



This is expected to revise the definition of employment and employer-employee relationship that will protect US workers and wages.



It was interpreted by the specialty immigration firms during the selection of application, priority would be given to those with highest salaries.



This was intended to prevent US employers from hiring foreigners for low-paying jobs that could easily be filled.



Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 09 ttfotm 2018
  • 12 plannersxtraordinaire 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 13 TTWarsaw 2018
  • 14 hmisummit 2018
  • 14 SATTE 2019
  • 16 EMITT 2019
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on