The Indian IT sector has been battling excessive denial charges for H-1B visas. A research by an immigration assume 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 know-how product firms get preferential therapy over IT providers companies in the case of H-1B visa approvals. In the meantime, native IT companies have stepped up hiring within the US, with Infosys planning to induct 12,000 American staff over two years.
As per the evaluation of USCIS knowledge by the Nationwide Basis Basis for American Coverage (NFAP), the denial charges for H-1B visas for preliminary employment had been at 29% for the primary two quarters of FY20. In FY19 and FY18, denial charges had been at 21% and 24% respectively. Visa denial charges have been constantly larger beneath the Trump administration, with denial charges beneath 13% until FY17.
“The very best denial charges proceed to be for firms that present info know-how or different enterprise providers to American firms. The information point out USCIS has established a unique commonplace for deciding circumstances for firms that present info know-how (IT) providers. Immigration legislation doesn’t have a unique commonplace for adjudications based mostly on the kind of agency or the placement work will probably be carried out, Stuart Anderson, NFAP Govt Director, stated.
Cognizant had a denial charge of 52% whereas Deloitte and Accenture had 41% and 31%.