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INDIAN In the Trump administrations, a new policy comes up and moves to make it strict entry-level computer programmers to use H1Bs. through these visas; it will give an opportunity for India to send its more talented professionals to the US.
IT industry body Nasscom gave a statement on Tuesday; many of its member executives had recently noted that this year they are applying for visas for higher level professionals. And according to it the numbers of lower-level computer programmers would drop even more. And about computer space, there are a number of higher level positions in itself that contain system analysts, network administrators, and software developers.
Indian IT firms- The biggest users of H1B:-
The biggest users of H-1B are none other than the Indian IT firms. A non-immigrant visa that allows the Indian IT firms to move employees to the US for the long periods to work on customer projects. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), on March 31, issued a new memorandum which requires companies to apply for H-1B visas for any computer programming position to submit additional evidence which shows that the jobs are specialized or complex and needed professional degrees.
This decision is made with considering over the past few years complaints from IT professionals in the US about, how they were replaced by Indian IT staffs, and in some cases after being constrained to train the latter.
According to Experts, the memo is aimed against India based IT consulting & services firms as it concentrated on computer programmers. Employers who are filing H1B petitions for the computer programmers, now have to be more careful about designating an employee as an entry-level worker, said Cyrus D Mehta, the managing attorney and founder of New York-based law firm Cyrus D Mehta & Associates.
Michael Schutzler, CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) reported that the policy memo repeal a former guidance on issuing an H-1B and mentioned the specific change and according to it, having a two-year computer science degree is no longer enough to be declared sufficient.