What could be a shock for Indian IT companies and professionals, a new law in America promises to increase the minimum wage of H-1B visa holders from $ 60,000 to $ 90,000?
Judiciary Committee of U.S. House Representatives Approves “Protecting and Enhancing the American Jobs Act”; Bill also proposed that the Master’s degree is essential for working under the H-1B visa.
America first takes this step ahead of Trump’s “America First” policy
This bill leads the Trump Administration’s “America First” policy forward. Last month, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) changed its rules of visa expansion.
The burden of proving eligibility to the visa petitioners instead of the agency was kept in the form of the rule since 2003.
Trump’s agenda is to protect American workers from foreign people and to discriminate on visa fraud.
How will the impact affect Indian IT companies?
This law is seen in a less adverse form: another law proposed minimum salary ranging from $ 60,000 to $ 130,000
Following the trump action on H-1B visas, Indian companies like Infosys, Cognizant, etc., reduced dependence on Indian IT workers in the US, from 2015 to 2015, the H-1B visas from 3L to 19V in 2017 L decreased.
They are now recruiting more American citizens.
R Chandrasekhar, President of NES Comnasom, expressed his displeasure
R Chandrasekhar, President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), who first met American politicians, expressed his displeasure over lobbying to tighten the H-1B visa norms.
He said that this bill targets Indian companies which only 16% use new H-1B visas in 2016.
He had earlier argued that such laws should be considered due to lack of skills in America.
Importance What is the significance of this bill?
The bill will now be sent to the full house and it must be passed by the Senate before Trump signed a law.
This will severely kill IT professionals because H-1B workers may have to let go of companies due to jump in compulsory salaries.
NASSCOM believes that the bill will harm American businesses and adversely affect American innovation