Bills introduced in both houses of US House of Representatives to remove Indians from H-1B visas


Washington: A bill to amend H-1B visa laws has been introduced in the US Congress. It calls for preference for foreign technical professionals educated in the United States. The bill aims to ensure the safety and better pay of American workers. There are more Indian technology experts working in US companies under H-1B visas.

If the bill becomes law, it would be the first time the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued H-1B visas on a priority basis. According to the proposal, eligible students studying in the United States must choose an H-1B visa. In addition, there will be an opportunity for students who have advanced degrees and are receiving higher salaries.

What is the purpose of the bill?
This includes preventing H-1B or L-1 visa holders from replacing U.S. employees. Will not have the opposite effect. In particular, the bill would ban companies with more than 50 employees, at least half of whom are H-1B or L-1 visa holders. There are also companies that hire additional H-1B workers.

Are US policies hurting Americans?
Chuck Grassley, a U.S. politician, said: “It’s unfortunate that some companies are hiring low-wage employees based on our policies, which hurts Americans.” Workers get priority. Our bill takes steps to ensure that programs work equally well for Americans and skilled foreign workers. ”

Which Member of Parliament introduced the Bill?
In the Senate: Chuck Graysley, Dick Durban In the House of Representatives: Bill Pascal, Paul Gosser, Roe Khanna, Frank Plon and Lance Gooden

What is an H-1B visa?
The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa. Under this, American companies hire technicians from other countries. After appointment, H-1B visas are requested from the government for these people. Most US IT companies hire millions of workers each year from countries like India and China through this visa. As a rule, if an H-1B visa holder’s company terminates its contract with it, they must find a job with the new company within 60 days to maintain the visa status. According to USCIS, the biggest beneficiaries of H-1B visas are Indians.