interests to Trump administration Shorty after an American Congressman tabled a H1 B visa reform bill in the House of Representatives, India said it has conveyed its concerns to the United States over a move that is expected to hit the burgeoning Indian Information Technology industry.
"India's interests and concerns have been conveyed both to the US administration and the US Congress at senior levels," Ministry of External Affairs louis vuitton purses ebay fake spokesperson Vikas Swarup said today. The US bill calls for doubling the minimum salary of H 1B visa holders to $130,000 from the current minimum wage of $60,000. It is likely to be signed by President Donald Trump soon. The legislation would make it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India, with lower wages. Also read IT stocks tumble 9 per cent on concerns over Donald Trump's new H1 B visa order The High Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 was introduced by California Congressman Zoe Lofgren and it prioritises market based allocation of visas to those firms willing to pay 200 per cent of a wage calculated by survey, eliminates the category of lowest pay and raises the salary level to greater than $130,000. This is more than double of the current H 1B minimum wage of $60,000 which was established in 1998 and has since remained unchanged, according to a statement. "My legislation refocuses the H 1B programme to its original intent to seek out and find the best and brightest from around the world, and to supplement the US workforce with talented, highly paid, and highly skilled workers who help create jobs here in America, not replace them," said Lofgren. As Trump was preparing to issue executive orders on the H 1B, the draft of the order was leaked and published by some news websites on Monday. WHAT THE H1 B BILL SAYS As per the leaked draft order, Trump would reverse former President Barack Obama's extension of the duration of the optional practical training work visas, which allowed foreign students to stay on in the US a bit longer after completion of their studies. Within 90 days of the signing of the executive order, the Secretary of Homeland Security would have to review all regulations that allow foreign nationals to work in the US and determine which of those regulations louis vuitton bags japan prices violate the immigration laws or are not louis vuitton neverfull pouch in the national interest of America. It would also immediately terminate all parole policies.
Also read Infosys, TCS, Wipro techies set to suffer as H 1B visa reform bill is tabled in US House of Representatives The bill would require that employers first offer a vacant position to an equally or better qualified American worker before seeking an H 1B or L 1 visa holder. It would also establish wage requirements for L 1 workers and improve H 1B wage requirements to encourage companies to louis vuitton bags history hire qualified American workers and prevent them from using foreign workers as a source of cheap labour.
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