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    Under new proposals being considered by a senate panel, the number of H-1B visas will actually be doubled from the current 65,000 to 130,000 to address the continued shortage of specific skilled workers in the US. But the primary beneficiaries will not be outsourcing firms who rotate workers between the US and home countries, but foreign students who come to study in America, who will be enticed to stay back, work here, and contribute to the US economy.

    Industrious foreign students who pay top dollar to graduate from US universities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects will literally have H-1B visas - eventually leading to Green Cards - stapled to their degrees, if the proposals go through. Over 100,000 Indians students are enrolled in US universities at any given time, with thousands coming in each year. The student inflow is already said to contribute more than $3 billion annually to the US economy.

    Interested to read more - Find the link in comment section

    Currently this is proposed bill and not a law. All current rules are applicable. But this news is going towards positive direction for F1 visa students.


    This was posted on https://www.facebook.com/desiopt1 on march 22nd 2013
    Last edited by DesiOPT-FaceBook-Admin; 04-04-2013, 11:04 AM.

  • #2
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/w...w/19120048.cms

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    • #3
      Please share this on your friends time line - it is a wonderful news

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      • #4
        yes it is a proposal - we should be happy that it is heading to positive direction, shouldn't we be?

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        • #5
          Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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          • #6
            but this will be applicable for masters or for bachlors as well ..???

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            • #7
              Hope this bill passes !!! fingers crossed

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              • #8
                I think this would be good news for you

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                • #9
                  super like

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                  • #10
                    It could be a slip between the cup and the lip..so have to wait till bill is passed

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                    • #11
                      hope this bill passes!!

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                      • #12
                        is it for current year or for next year?

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                        • #13
                          So- this article is not 100% accurate. Partner Lynn O’Brien attended a meeting last night with David Shahoulian, Democratic Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives. He mentioned that the following proposals may be included as part of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
                          • Comprehensive Immigration Reform may include measures that would eliminate preference categories for US Citizens to sponsor siblings and for US Citizens to sponsor married sons or daughters.
                          • The Diversity Visa Lottery may end. If you had planned on applying in the future, please begin looking at alternative options to come the U.S.
                          • There may be additional visas available for unskilled workers.
                          • Backlogs in employment-based and family-based priority dates, should get better

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                          • #14
                            Also, I will point out that the bill that I believe this article is speaking of (not sure- because they don't name the bill) is S. 600, the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2013. This bill would be very bad for IT consulting companies who seek to hire H-1B workers. The bill prohibits employers from hiring a foreign national and then placing that employee somewhere else pursuant to a contract. It basically prohibits the IT consulting company model. An employer would have to obtain a waiver to be able to place an employee with a third party. Also, the bill requires all H-1B employers to conduct recruitment.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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