H-1B Visa

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H-1B Visa

A visa granting the holder permission to live and work the United States for three years, with the opportunity to renew once. H-1B visa holders must possess sufficient skills to perform the work for which they are hired (though there has been controversy about the level of skill required) and, if they quit or are fired, they must return home, find another job, or apply for a change in status. While the H1-B visa is not an immigrant visa, its holders may apply for green cards.
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Trump has sought to end TPS as part of his anti-immigration agenda, which has included efforts to secure funding for a border wall, a travel ban for Muslim-major countries and changes to H1B visa rules.
We do not foresee a complete H1B visa ban or major restrictions on outsourcing from the US.
Pai said 2018 saw "H1B visa situation getting tougher," Indian companies focusing more on Japan and Southeast Asia, massive expansion of captives and buy-backs by big companies.
Human resources consultant Balram Manji said Oman's latest labour law update to spur nationalisation is not unlike programmes implemented in the US to promote domestic employment, adding: "The immigration laws in many first-world nations are now being tightened and it is becoming more difficult to emigrate to many countries, because they realise that they need to give priority to their people." According to Times of Oman , Manji said that the US's "scaling back" of the popular American H1B visa programme is "the best example" of worldwide efforts to promote local employment.
"If you look at the US and the scaling back of their H1B visa programme, that is the best example." With the government also looking to add more jobs to the existing workforce through its Tanfeedh programme of economic expansion, young Omanis such as Mazin Al Balushi, who recently set up his own business, said that young Omanis now needed jobs, adding that many of his friends were fresh graduates.
In fact, some of the Trump policies may end up helping China, including the effort by the White House to restrict the flow of H1B visa holders from coming to the US and having their family members also find jobs.
On the business representation side, Young is trying to stay on top of immigration policy changes happening by executive order, such as the travel ban, and repercussions for highly skilled workers coming to the U.S., such those under the H1B visa.
Another way for skilled migrants to enter the US is to obtain the H1B visa which is heavily used by technological companies.
The IT workforce in India, world's largest outsourcing hub for the software industry, chiefly relies on the H1B visa program, meant for workers with specialized skillsets, to reach the US.
Relief for Indians as US says no change in H-1B visa extension policy Indian IT industry braces for H1b visa challenges H1-B visa delay to affect Indian IT firms: Nasscom
The administration is considering either to end the H1B visa system which is given mostly for high tech immigrants or drastically revising it.
Vivek Wadhwa, a former software entrepreneur turned-academic and H1B visa supporter, candidly explained that "Bill Gates' interest as chairman of Microsoft are different than Bill Gates' interest as a philanthropist." Martin Kaste, Engineer Shortage?