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H-1B to be picked based on lottery system!!

A US federal judge has struck down a proposal made during Donald Trump's presidency to issue visas on a pay-as-you-go basis instead of granting H-1B visas through the lottery system currently in place.
H-1 B Visas by Lottery

Trump used all his powers during his presidency to issue decrees that brought about many changes in the immigration policy. Proposals have been made to issue H-1B visas on a wage basis to curb immigration from abroad during the Corona crisis. However, the proposals were struck down by Judge Jeffrey S. White, a federal judge in the California District Court. The judge clarified that the appointment of Chad Wolf as the then caretaker Minister of Internal Security was not lawful and therefore struck down the amendments made under his auspices.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit challenging Trump's decision, saying that issuing H - 1B visas based on wages would reduce the number of low - wage earners coming from abroad, which is detrimental to the U.S. economy. The Indians were outraged when a federal judge hearing the petition struck it down. IT companies employ a large number of techies from India and China on H-1B visas. According to Trump's amendments, pay-based visas allow only highly skilled, high - wage earners to travel to the United States. It is not allowed to hire low paid employees. That is why all the tech companies have strongly opposed these proposals. About 65,000 H-1B visas are issued each year. In addition, another 20,000 visas will be issued to those with an advanced degree. These visas are issued to first-time applicants through a first-come, first-served basis as well as a lottery system.


Published date : 20 Sep 2021 05:07PM