H-1B Visa denials at all-time high

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About half of top IT companies' work visa applications rejected in the past year by the United States.
Article publisher: 
Economic Times
Article date: 
11 August 2019
Article category: 
National News
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Denial of work visas to employees of India’s largest IT services exporters has risen to an all-time high, according to data sourced from a US-based research foundation.
The country’s big four software services exporters — Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, HCL Technologies and Wipro — have seen around half of their work visa applications rejected in the past year as the Donald Trump administration pushed for more employment and higher wages for American workers.
The visa denial rate for TCS has gone up from 6% in FY15 to 37% during the first quarter of FY19 (October-December 2018), according to a report by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP). NFAP sourced data from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that follows a October-September financial year.
The denial percentage for Infosys has gone up to a whopping 57% in the first quarter of FY19 from 2% in FY15 while the number for HCL has increased to 43% from 2% in FY15....
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This is good, although it is in direct contradiction to Trump's and Kushner's reversal of the "America First" campaign promise. See: What is Trump doing, what is he not doing, and why?