H-1B Visa Holders – Not a threat to US Workers.
H-1B a non-immigrant visa, a form which foreign workers are allowed to work in US Companies, under speciality occupation majorly covers the work which requires technical expertise.
However, in the H-1B visa holders list, the Indians dominates. Majority of the Indians on the list are IT professionals. As per the result of recent research, these IT professionals do not affect the native worker’s employment. Instead, because of the foreign workers, they boost the employment of native workers.
Most companies hire many employees every year from India. Recently, the US increased the rejection rate of this visa, particularly for Indian IT companies.
As per the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on April 1st, 2,75,000 registration requests for the congressional mandated 85,000 H-1B visas received by the US. In the list, around 67 percent of the applicants are from India.
As per the research held by the National Foundation for American Policy, they said their research results, make the policymakers hold their new restrictions on the visas and force them to reconsider their decision on H-1B program.
They made this statement because Trump administration is very keen on imposing additional restrictions based on their argument that the jobs of the native graduates were harmed by foreign-born scientists and engineers.
The research says the visa holders do not adversely affect the employment of native workers. As per the evidence, the H-1B visa holders are associated with the lowering of unemployment and the quicker earning growth rate among college graduates.
Besides that, the research also suggests that an increase in several visa holders in a particular field directly increases the possibility of US-born young college graduates to work in a job related to their college major.
As per the research, a 1 percent increase in Visa approval in an occupation, reduces the unemployment rate by 0.2 percent. They used data from 2015 to 2018 and examined the rate of visa holders and their effect in the local unemployment rate.
From these, we can now expect more H-1B visa approvals in the coming days.
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