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Indians to be affected as US plans new changes to H-1B visas

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On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January 2019.

 H-1B visasWASHINGTON: The Trump administration has said it is coming out with new proposals to not only revise the definition of specialty occupations under H-1B visas, but also the definition of employment under this foreign
work visa category which is popular among Indian companies.

Such a move, which is part of the Unified Fall Agenda of the Trump administration will have a
detrimental impact on the functioning of Indian IT companies in the US and also small and medium-sized
contractual companies in the IT sector, which are mostly owned by Indian Americans.

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the US Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January 2019.

It will “propose to revise the definition of specialty occupation” to increase focus on obtaining the
best and the brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B programme.

It will also “revise the definition” of employment and employer-employee relationship to “better
protect” US workers and wages, DHS said. In addition, DHS will propose additional requirements designed
to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders, the administration said.

The DHS reiterated that it is proposing to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B non
-immigrants as a class of aliens eligible for employment authorisation.

The DHS said it is also finalising its interim regulation governing petitions filed on behalf of alien
workers subject to the annual numerical limitations applicable to the H-1B non-immigrant
classification.

This rule precludes an individual from filing duplicate petitions on behalf of the same alien temporary
worker. This rule also makes accommodations for petitioners to create a more efficient filing process
for H-1B petitions subject to the annual numerical limitation.

Observing that the demand for H-1B visas has often exceeded the numerical limitation, DHS said it is
proposing to establish an electronic registration programme for such applications. This will allow
USCIS to more efficiently manage the intake and lottery process for these H-1B petitions, it said.

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