H-1B visas have been placed under close scrutiny by the Trump administration. In a bid to secure more jobs for US citizens, White House has singled out Indian IT companies like Infosys and some of its peers, such as Tata Consultancy Services, for allegedly displacing jobs of American workers by hiring a large number of Indians on temporary visas. The US immigration authority USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) completed data entry of the 65,000 H-1B visas allotted based on a lottery in May.
However, since the demand for H-1B has been exceeding its supply, many applicants will be inevitably turned down. Here are some alternatives for legally working and living in the US if you were not picked in the H-1B selection process.
Our Verdict: there are many other options to legally work and live in the US other than obtaining H-1B visas. The diversification of immigration routes, along with Trump’s introduction of the RAISE Act which is to cut the diversity visa program and curtail the number of refugee visas, signal a trend in Trump’s future immigration policies: the preference for immigrants with high education and promising employment prospect.