According to a United States report, the ten leading firms taking advantage of H-1B visas tend to be offshore outsource firms. A prominent US engineering firm decided to do an assessment of current immigration reforms after this report came out. This report appears to have conclusions that are not necessarily evidence based.
According to that data, the leading H-1B beneficiaries are offshore outsourcers and one of the firms knows as the Computer World also stated that this assessment came out of the box at the time when the “Immigration Innovation Act” bill will enhance this particular H-1B visa program from about 85,000 visas to around 400,000 visas per annum.
This statement also reveals the fact that H-1B visas help in the transfer of skilled jobs in the US, which are the highest paying, to different countries. The president of the IEEE-US (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA) asserted that the Congress should only pass those regulations that would help in the creation of new jobs in the US rather than those which would decrease the existing job applicant’s prospects. What it seems they are missing is the fact that we need the most qualified people for the jobs regardless of what country they are from.
Ron Hira, a professor of Public Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, emphasized the fact that Congress could not fill in the gaps in the preliminary H-1B visa scheme. He claims that this resulted in a decrease in job opportunities as well as the reduction in salaries of the highly skilled workers in the US. Others believe that when two things happened at the same time it does not mean one caused the other. We at CCI (www.TheDegreePeople.com/) urge that further investigation of the facts must be done before asking Congress to act on this matter.
The leading H-1B users got 40,170 H-1B visas during the financial year of 2012 and applied only for 1,167 green cards, which were based on their particular jobs. These kinds of visas let immigrants to initiate their own firms that would definitely result in the creation of US job opportunities and eventually wealth. It is important to understand that the Green Card process is very long and slow and the difference in numbers are caused by many different factors such as retrogression and the EB2 education requirements.
Apter stated that any kind of scheme, which is related to enhancement in the skilled immigration, has to be based on green cards. CCI agrees that the Green Card process must be streamlined so that there is a clear path from the H1b to the Green Card.
This article was written by Staff