The life of immigrants and the immigration process has changed dramatically in the last few years. Employers, employees and students have had to adjust to a new immigration climate. With the Buy American, Hire American executive order, the H-1B visa process has changed, and getting H-1B approval is increasingly more difficult:
- Denial rates for H-1B petitions have increased significantly, rising from 6% in FY 2015 to 32% in the first quarter of FY 2019 for new H-1B petitions for initial employment*
- Between FY 2015 and FY 2018 the denial rate for new H-1B petitions quadrupled from 6% to 24%*
To put this in perspective, between FY 2010 and FY 2015, the denial rate for initial H-1B petitions never exceeded 8%, while today the rate is three or four times higher. With scarcity of resources and the unemployment rate at its lowest, companies are struggling to meet their demand and fill positions. Delivery of projects is getting delayed and it’s impacting the bottom line of every organization.
Companies have no other option other than offshoring these projects to countries such as India and China. This has a huge impact on the economy in terms of jobs getting offshored. Skilled worked are turning to countries like Canada, Australia and India and the brain drain could impact the US economy tremendously. Any startup opened by an H1b aspirant in any other country is a loss of the United States. Hopefully the entire H1b process changes for the good of the American economy soon.
Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, February 20 at 2pm ET as Himanshu Ojah, director of business development at Tachyon Technologies, shares how to navigate the H1-B process.
The takeaways for the session will be:
- How to file a new H1b application process in April 2020.
- How to reduce the chances of H1b denials and RFE.
- How to apply for MTR after H1b Denial.
- How to recruit the best H1b Talent.
This webinar will fill up fast. Register for free to reserve your seat now. Can’t attend? No problem! Register for the webinar, and you’ll receive a link to view the video recording the next day. Everyone who attends the live broadcast will receive HRCI and SHRM credits.