H-1B Bill introduced in US Congress, Indian students will benefit

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A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has introduced a bill in both houses of Congress here for the first time that links major reforms to H-1B working visas. This bill can prove beneficial for the already existing Indian students in the country as it talks about giving priority to the talented foreign youth educated in America.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows companies in the US to employ foreign employees in specialized occupations that require special theoretical and technical expertise. Companies depend on this visa facility to hire thousands of employees every year from countries like India and China.

On April 1, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it received 2,75,000 requests for registration for H-1B visas required by foreign professionals in the technology sector, of which more than 67 percent were from India.

There are more than two lakh Indian students in America. Under the ‘H-1B & L-1 Visa Reform Act’ submitted to the delegation and the Senate, the Department of Immigration Services will first have to allocate H-1B visas on priority basis. Under the new system, preference for H-1B visas will be given to the best and sharpest students who have studied in the US.

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  • H-1B Bill introduced in US Congress
  • Educated foreign youth will benefit
  • More than two lakh Indian students in America

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A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has introduced a bill in both houses of Congress here for the first time that links major reforms to H-1B working visas. This bill can prove beneficial for the already existing Indian students in the country as it talks about giving priority to the talented foreign youth educated in America.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows companies in the US to employ foreign employees in specialized occupations that require special theoretical and technical expertise. Companies depend on this visa facility to hire thousands of employees every year from countries like India and China.

On April 1, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it received 2,75,000 requests for registration for H-1B visas required by foreign professionals in the technology sector, of which more than 67 percent were from India.

There are more than two lakh Indian students in America. Under the ‘H-1B & L-1 Visa Reform Act’ submitted to the delegation and the Senate, the Department of Immigration Services will first have to allocate H-1B visas on priority basis. Under the new system, preference for H-1B visas will be given to the best and sharpest students who have studied in the US.

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