After the changes done in H-1B VISA, a group of US people on Thursday opposed the move of the President, Joe Biden to reverse some decisions of the previous Trump administration with regard to H-1B VISA, in particular going back to the lottery system for allocation of this most sought after work visa for foreign technology professionals. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) asserted that the implementation of the Trump administration rule would reduce abuse of the Visa program.
It is said that this final rule will allow DHS to more effectively protect US workers against competition from foreign labor at a time when US workers need protection more than ever. The acute fiscal harm that US workers are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will only be exacerbated if employers are encouraged to continue to underpay H-1B beneficiaries because of an outdated and illogical current wage structure.
- The rule, Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions, requires that US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) prioritize the higher-paid and higher-skilled foreign workers for H-1B cap-subject visas.
According to this new rule, the Indian immigrants who are making their livelihood in American States may get a higher wage. The main motto of this wage-based H1-B Visa is to offer wages according to their work.
- No doubt, wage-based H1-B Visa will ensure US businesses to have access to the best pool of foreign workers, but it has also discouraging wage suppression and creating unfair competition to American workers.
It is expected that once the rules come into effect, there will be a significant increase in the wages that employers in the US would have to pay foreign employees.
- So the workers or employees from India will pay a great for it.
The new rules of the wage-based H1-B Visa will ensure that priority will be given to candidates who have higher wages and skills while issuing H-1B Visas and it increases wages for those working in the US on H-1B VISAS or holding employment-based green cards.
"This random lottery selection process places no weight on wage or skill levels and fails to ensure businesses actually have access to the best and brightest workers possible. Worse, the lottery creates a scenario where American workers could be replaced by foreign workers who can be paid significantly less or who possess considerably lower skills," said FAIR president Dan Stein.
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