H1B visa news: US group opposes Biden admin’s steps on H-1B visas

WASHINGTON: A US group on Thursday spoke out against the move by the Biden administration to reverse some decisions made by the previous Trump administration regarding H-1B visas, particularly the lottery system back to get this most coveted work visa for Foreigners to award technology professionals.
The rule, changing the registration requirement for petitioners who wish to file H-1B petitions on the cap subject, requires that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provide higher paid and more skilled foreign workers for H-1B cap -Give priority to subject visas. This ensures that US companies have access to the best pool of foreign workers while discouraging wage suppression and creating unfair competition with American workers.
In its comment submitted to the Department of Homeland Security, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) claimed that implementation of the Trump administrative rule would reduce abuse of the H-1B program by unscrupulous employers while protecting American workers.
FAIR was founded in 1979 and is the largest immigration reform group in the country.
“FAIR strongly supports the content of the final rule and urges the DHS to implement the rule immediately. As the DHS has repeated throughout the regulatory process, prioritizing wage levels in the registration selection process provides incentives for employers to offer higher wages or apply for jobs, those who do this require higher qualifications and higher qualified foreigners who correspond to a higher wage level in order to increase the likelihood of being selected for a possible petition, “the comments read.
“President (Joe) Biden often portrays himself as a ‘working class’ man who is a tireless defender of the American worker,” said FAIR President Dan Stein.
“Still, his administration will postpone a major rule change for at least a year that will prevent unscrupulous employers from using the H-1B program to undercut American wages while ensuring that companies that really need skilled foreign workers have access to have the best and best workers. ” the brightest, “he claimed.
Under current DHS guidelines, USCIS must select registrations using a lottery system at random. If the demand for H-1B visas exceeds the numerical limit set by law, see the comments.
‚ÄúThis random lottery selection process does not value wage or skill levels, and does not ensure that companies actually have access to the best and brightest workers possible. Worse, the lottery creates a scenario in which American workers are being replaced by foreign workers that can be paid significantly less or that have significantly fewer skills, “said Stein.
FAIR urged the DHS to implement these critical reforms immediately
“This last rule will enable DHS to more effectively protect US workers from competition from foreign workers at a time when US workers need protection more than ever. The acute tax damage suffered by US workers as a result of Covid -19 pandemic will only exist. ” will be exacerbated if employers are encouraged to continue underpaying H-1B beneficiaries due to an outdated and illogical current wage structure, “it said.

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