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How will the overhaul of H-1B visas affect businesses?

How will the overhaul of H-1B visas affect businesses?

Trump has signed the order focusing on the program prevalent with Indian technology professionals at the Kenosha, Wisconsin central command of tool maker Snap-on Inc 18 April.

"We are sending a powerful signal to the world: We're going to defend our workers, protect our jobs and finally put America first", said Trump at Snap-On in Wisconsin Such a move would ensure businesses put United States workers first and reduce the abuse of the current visa program.

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President Trump has moved towards his first major breakthrough in changing legislative policy by signing an executive order which targets highly-skilled workers in the United States. "We're going to defend our workers, protect our jobs, and finally put American first".

H-1B visas are intended for foreign nationals in "specialty" occupations that generally require higher education, which according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) includes, but is not limited to, scientists, engineers or computer programmers.

Point no. 4: The Attorney General, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall suggest reforms to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most-skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries. SNA, -0.39% to sign the order and tout what he calls his "buy American, hire American" agenda.

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Asserting that the proposed changes were forward-looking and non-specific, it said the campaign to discredit the IT sector was driven by persistent myths that H-1B visa holders were "cheap labour" and "displace American workers" who train their replacements, none of which is accurate.

Changing the H-1B visa system was one of the election promises of Trump.

"As the process goes forward we believe that a more thoughtful and a more logical approach is desirable, keeping in view the impact on American businesses", Chandrashekhar said. Turning away highly skilled workers would reverse such appeal.

According to data by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, employers submitted 199,000 visa applications against 236,000 applications previous year.

About 6 percent of the visas now go to the Labor Department's top skill level, while 8 in 10 workers using the visa are paid less than the median wage for their fields, the White House said in a fact sheet distributed to reporters. Over half-a-dozen pieces of legislation have been introduced (and reintroduced) since January 2017 to curb alleged misuse of the H-1B visa regime from both Democrats and Republicans, including one that has called for higher minimum wage of $1,30,000, almost double from the current levels.


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