The Indian IT sector has been fighting excessive denial charges for H-1B visas. A research by an immigration suppose tank has revealed staggering numbers. Infosys noticed 59% of its recent H-1B petitions rejected between October 2019 and March 2020 whereas Cognizant, Wipro, and Tech Mahindra additionally fared poorly. With 15%, TCS noticed the least rejections, at par with Google and Amazon.
Immigration consultants have argued that expertise product firms get preferential remedy over IT companies corporations in terms of H-1B visa approvals. In the meantime, native IT corporations have stepped up hiring within the US, with Infosys planning to induct 12,000 American employees over two years.
As per the evaluation of USCIS information by the Nationwide Basis Basis for American Coverage (NFAP), the denial charges for H-1B visas for preliminary employment have been at 29% for the primary two quarters of FY20. In FY19 and FY18, denial charges have been at 21% and 24% respectively. Visa denial charges have been constantly greater underneath the Trump administration, with denial charges underneath 13% until FY17.
“The very best denial charges proceed to be for firms that present info expertise or different enterprise companies to American firms. The info point out USCIS has established a unique normal for deciding instances for firms that present info expertise (IT) companies. Immigration legislation doesn’t have a unique normal for adjudications based mostly on the kind of agency or the placement work might be carried out, Stuart Anderson, NFAP Government Director, mentioned.
Cognizant had a denial fee of 52% whereas Deloitte and Accenture had 41% and 31%.
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