Trump’s New H-1b Rules Will Be a Boost to Outsourcing

When your only goal is to reduce and/or eliminate legal immigration, the effect on American jobs can be lost. The Trump Administration is expected to release today or tomorrow, new rules which will severely restrict the use of the H-1b visa. The majority of H-1b visas are used by IT professionals. The effect of restricting… Continue reading Trump’s New H-1b Rules Will Be a Boost to Outsourcing

H-1b Data Released

The NFAP has published a study on H-1b usage. One of the more interesting finds is that sponsorship of new H-1b petitions by the traditional Indian off-shore houses has fallen. The assumption is that this is the result of the roadblocks designed to make it more difficult for staffing/consulting companies to place H-1b workers at… Continue reading H-1b Data Released

Outsourcing and the H-1b visa linked ?

In a recent scathing editorial/opinion piece, published in the Huffington Post, the use of H-1b visas and outsourcing were linked together. The premise of the piece was that all outsourcing is bad and that H-1b workers at lower wages are used to replace US workers. For once, it would be nice if an elected official… Continue reading Outsourcing and the H-1b visa linked ?

Major U.S. Employers Urge President Obama on L Visas

Recently, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with a number of large U.S. employers urged President Obama to restore the L visa program. They charge that the changes in the application of the law by the USCIS and the US Consulates in India have gutted a program that promoted international business and spurred U.S. job growth.  The… Continue reading Major U.S. Employers Urge President Obama on L Visas

Senator Cornyn defends the use of H-1b visas by the IT Consulting industry

TechServe Alliance announced that Senator Cornyn (R-Texas) has written a letter to USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas urging the Director to consider the implications of the Neufeld memo and its impact on the IT Staffing and Consulting industry.  The Senator urged the Director to meet with industry officials  to fully understand the impact of this policy.… Continue reading Senator Cornyn defends the use of H-1b visas by the IT Consulting industry

USCIS policy against IT staffing companies encourages outsourcing

Recently, the USCIS, particularly, the California Service Center has imposed requirements on IT staffing companies employing H-1b workers that are not found in any statute or regulations.  The requirement to produce contracts from parties with which the petitioner has no direct relationship is impossible to meet and the Service Center knows it ! That, is in fact their… Continue reading USCIS policy against IT staffing companies encourages outsourcing