Massive in H-1B visa denial for Indian IT companies under Trump, claims report


The Trump administration’s conditional immigration policies have prompted the enormous increment in the dismissal of petitions for H-1B visas with the most denial rate among significant Indian IT companies, as per study completed by an American think-tank has shown.

The research by the National Foundation for American Policy, in view of information got from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) indicated that denial rates for H-1B petitions, popular among Indian IT experts, have expanded basically from only six percent in 2015 to 24 percent in the second from last quarter of the current monetary.

For instance, the denial rate of H-1B petitions for introductory work for Amazon, Microsoft, Intel and Google in 2015 was only one percent. In 2019, the equivalent expanded separately to six, eight, seven and three percent. The denial rate for Apple continued as before at two percent.

During a similar period, the denial rate bounced from four percent to 41 percent for Tech Mahindra, from six percent to 34 percent for Tata Consultancy Services, from seven percent to 53 percent for Wipro and from only two percent to 45 percent for Infosys, the study showed.

At least rate 12 companies that give professional or IT services to different US companies, including Accenture, Capgemini and others, had denial rates of more than 30 percent through the initial seventy-five percent of financial 2019. The Most majority of these companies had denial rates between two percent and seven percent as of late as in 2015, it said.

The denial rate for H-1B petitions for continuing with work was additionally high for Indian IT companies. For Tech Mahindra, it expanded from two percent to 16 percent during a similar period, while that of Wipro increased from four percent to 19 percent, and Infosys from one percent to 29 percent, the study showed.

Then again, the denial rates for H-1B petitions for continuing with work among significant American companies were low – Amazon (from one percent to three percent), Microsoft (stayed at two percent), Intel (from one percent to three percent), Apple (stayed at one percent) and for Google, it expanded from 0.4 percent in 2015 to one percent in 2019.

Noting that within 2015 and 2019, the denial rate for new H-1B petitions for beginning business quadrupled from six to 24%, the National Foundation for American Policy said to place this in context, somewhere 2010 and 2015, the denial rate for “starting” H-1B petitions never excelled 8%, while today the rate is multiple times higher.

“A key objective of the Trump administration – accomplished through memos and policy changes – has been to make it progressively hard for educated foreign nationals to work in America in science and engineering fields,” the foundation said.

In the initial three quarters of fiscal 2019, US Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudicators denied 24 percent from claiming H-1B petitions for “first” employment and 12 percent of H-1B petitions for “proceeding” work, it said.

The 12 percent denial rate for proceeding with employment is likewise truly high. It was just 3 percent in 2015, the think-tank said.

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