The US Department of Homeland Security has proposed a new standard to select H-1B registrations based on wage levels rather than lottery processes to ensure jobs of AmePreviewrican laborers.

The progressions will be applicable to the 85,000 H-1B visas issued every year using a lottery. This would give the American tech organizations an edge over Indian IT firms as their compensation levels are a lot higher than that of IT services organizations.

As per information gave in the h1bdata.info, the median salary offered by social media major Facebook based was $167000. The information gave by h1bdata.info, the median salary offered by Infosys Limited was $82763 in 2020.

As per brokerage firm HDFC protections, median H-1B wage offered by IT services firms remained at $89,000 in FY19.

The proposed changes will be open for comment before implementation.

“Modifying the H-1B cap selection process by replacing the random selection process with a wage-level-based selection process is a better way to allocate H-1Bs when demand exceeds supply,” the agency said in a statement.

Whenever finished as proposed, this new selection process would boost employers to offer higher wages or appeal for positions requiring higher skills and higher-skilled workers as opposed to using the program to fill generally bring down paid vacancies, the organization further added.

The move comes seven days before races and almost three weeks after the Trump administration actualized wage hikes and tightened the current H-1B rules. The two standards would significantly affect Indian tech workforce in the US.

“With this proposed rule, the Trump administration is continuing to deliver on its promise to protect the American worker while strengthening the economy. The H-1B program is often exploited and abused by U.S. employers, and their U.S. clients, primarily seeking to hire foreign workers and pay lower wages,” said Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli in the statement.

“The current use of random selection to allocate H-1B visas makes it harder for businesses to plan their hiring, fails to leverage the H-1B program to truly compete for the world’s best and brightest, and hurts American workers by bringing in relatively lower-paid foreign labor at the expense of the American workforce.”

Interested parties will have 30 days to submit comments pertinent to the proposed rule and 60 days to submit comments applicable to the proposed data collection. The division will review all appropriately submitted comments, consider them cautiously, and draft reactions prior to issuing the last standard.

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