H-1B News – June 2018

H-1B News – June 2018

H-1B News – June 2018

No big changes in H-1B Visa coming

H-1B News time at Work Visas Solutions.  Thanks for joining us at work visas.solutions – where we code for the American dream so it is still open to the world’s best and brightest..just like you.

Welcome & Hook

Did you hear the H-1B News from June of 2018, the US Deputy chief of mission MaryKay Carlson said that there ”have been no big changes in the H1 program and nothing new on H-4.”  H-4 is of course the spouses. This is according to the Financial Express – But what does it mean?

Before we give you 4 insights on her comments, hit the like button & subscribe to stay on top of all the H-1B news and trends.

And if you watch until the end you’ll learn something really cool to tell your friends.

Content (5-7 mins)

Give more editorial content regarding the news…basically, report the numbers, or update, then dig into it and ask what it means.

The Deputy chief was in New Delhi India to observe “Student Visa Day” an event to celebrate higher education ties between India and the United states.  

On the other hand, Ms. Carlson also said that President Trump was reviewing the H-4 visa program and reports of possible revocation…but nothing yet.

So what does this posturing mean.  Here’s four interpretations of this news from my legal and political thinking cap.

  1. What if Trump really doesn’t care and just wants to throw red meat at his base?

Well, think about it.  Maybe Trump has to say something, but knows that the H-1B thing is not really a big deal at all.  Why not? There estimates that I see for numbers of the H-1B indians in the US ranges from 400k to 600k of these visa holders.  These are lawful, well educated, and employed people. Meanwhile…there are about 12-13 million people in the United states without status.  Unlike H-1Bs, which are over 95% bachelors, and over 50% masters or doctorates, your average person that lacks legal status in the United States has no such education – nor lawful employment.  The lack of status means they cannot be lawfully employed in the US, or even lawfully residing in the US. So President Trump probably doesn’t care about shaking up the H-1B system and may just be politically posturing because his political capital is not unlimited.

 

2) President Trump could be better use that political capital  We have identified a more pressing problem. What do you call people in the united states that are not lawfully there.  Some call them illegal immigrants. Some say they are undocumented…the technical term is that they have no legal status.  They are not h-1b, or h-4…or anything. So, we call them people without status to not judge them as much as the term illegal immigrant does.

 

The millions of people without status in the US are a far larger and more political advantageous target for the trump administration.  Remember his build the wall platform? How’s that going. Yeah no where…so that leads us to the next logical aspect of interpreting what Ms. Carlson’s comments on no changes mean.

 

3) What can you interpret from the build a wall stuff going absolutely nowhere – and fast.   Maybe that – It’s just pandering for votes. Do you really think he is going to get that wall built?  Or was that just something to shout at his rally. Does anyone honestly believe the wall will start construction in any real way before the Midterms?  No flipping way!! Why not!? Because it will take an – Act of Congress

 

4) Act of Congress.  What’s that mean? It means that H-1Bs are a law from back in 1990 and that has not be substantially tweaked or changed since 2004 because it takes an Act of Congress.  Congress is way less likely to act in 2018 because they have an election in November. If they do something to upset a vocal, highly educated, and affluent group that votes – Say Indian Americans that began their path to citizenship on an H-1B, then they are not going to do it….but that being said.  Those politicians will ask for money. – It’s just how the game is played.

exit

Thanks so much for watching another Work Visas.Solutions episode on latest news from a US Deputy chief of mission MaryKay Carlson – . And see you learned something – everything is okay. so

if this is your first time here, and you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, and thumbs up, and the easiest way to get in touch with me on your question is to leave it in the comments – or visit workvisas.solutions and book a demo of the software for use in your H1B.

Until next time, I’m Tom – I America and so can you.

Here’s a bonus link.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/list-of-posts.html

 

H-1B News – June 2018

No big changes in H-1B Visa coming

H-1B News time at Work Visas Solutions.  Thanks for joining us at work visas.solutions – where we code for the American dream so it is still open to the world’s best and brightest..just like you.

Welcome & Hook

Did you hear the H-1B News from June of 2018, the US Deputy chief of mission MaryKay Carlson said that there ”have been no big changes in the H1 program and nothing new on H-4.”  H-4 is of course the spouses. This is according to the Financial Express – But what does it mean?

Before we give you 4 insights on her comments, hit the like button & subscribe to stay on top of all the H-1B news and trends.

And if you watch until the end you’ll learn something really cool to tell your friends.

Content (5-7 mins)

Give more editorial content regarding the news…basically, report the numbers, or update, then dig into it and ask what it means.

The Deputy chief was in New Delhi India to observe “Student Visa Day” an event to celebrate higher education ties between India and the United states.  

On the other hand, Ms. Carlson also said that President Trump was reviewing the H-4 visa program and reports of possible revocation…but nothing yet.

So what does this posturing mean.  Here’s four interpretations of this news from my legal and political thinking cap.

  1. What if Trump really doesn’t care and just wants to throw red meat at his base?

Well, think about it.  Maybe Trump has to say something, but knows that the H-1B thing is not really a big deal at all.  Why not? There estimates that I see for numbers of the H-1B indians in the US ranges from 400k to 600k of these visa holders.  These are lawful, well educated, and employed people. Meanwhile…there are about 12-13 million people in the United states without status.  Unlike H-1Bs, which are over 95% bachelors, and over 50% masters or doctorates, your average person that lacks legal status in the United States has no such education – nor lawful employment.  The lack of status means they cannot be lawfully employed in the US, or even lawfully residing in the US. So President Trump probably doesn’t care about shaking up the H-1B system and may just be politically posturing because his political capital is not unlimited.

2) President Trump could be better use that political capital  We have identified a more pressing problem. What do you call people in the united states that are not lawfully there.  Some call them illegal immigrants. Some say they are undocumented…the technical term is that they have no legal status.  They are not h-1b, or h-4…or anything. So, we call them people without status to not judge them as much as the term illegal immigrant does.

The millions of people without status in the US are a far larger and more political advantageous target for the trump administration.  Remember his build the wall platform? How’s that going. Yeah no where…so that leads us to the next logical aspect of interpreting what Ms. Carlson’s comments on no changes mean.

3) What can you interpret from the build a wall stuff going absolutely nowhere – and fast.   Maybe that – It’s just pandering for votes. Do you really think he is going to get that wall built?  Or was that just something to shout at his rally. Does anyone honestly believe the wall will start construction in any real way before the Midterms?  No flipping way!! Why not!? Because it will take an – Act of Congress

4) Act of Congress.  What’s that mean? It means that H-1Bs are a law from back in 1990 and that has not be substantially tweaked or changed since 2004 because it takes an Act of Congress.  Congress is way less likely to act in 2018 because they have an election in November. If they do something to upset a vocal, highly educated, and affluent group that votes – Say Indian Americans that began their path to citizenship on an H-1B, then they are not going to do it….but that being said.  Those politicians will ask for money. – It’s just how the game is played.

exit

Thanks so much for watching another Work Visas.Solutions episode on latest news from a US Deputy chief of mission MaryKay Carlson – . And see you learned something – everything is okay. so

if this is your first time here, and you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, and thumbs up, and the easiest way to get in touch with me on your question is to leave it in the comments – or visit workvisas.solutions and book a demo of the software for use in your H1B.

Until next time, I’m Tom – I America and so can you.

Here’s a bonus link.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/list-of-posts.html

Statistics of Visa Beneficiaries from USCIS

Statistics of Visa Beneficiaries from USCIS

visa beneficiaries in this episode!  Stay up to date & get alerts of new video content from Work Visas YouTube by subscribing with the button below.  Click the button to check out more informative work visas information.

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Script of Video below…

Welcome to the latest H-1B statistics from USCIS released in may of 2018.

 

Thanks for joining us at work visas.solutions – where we code for the american dream so it is still open to the world’s best and brightest..just like you.

 

Welcome & Hook

big news for work visas. I’m moving law firms.  The former firm did not understand that you are America’s secret sauce and that software my tech company is building for you…but if you stick around until the end – I’ll tell you about my tech company and how to reach me directly with your immigration questions about your american dream.

 

But first the top 5 data takeaways from the numbers!

Content (5-7 mins)

 

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/indians-accounted-for-more-than-74-per-cent-of-h-1b-visas-in-2016-and-2017-uscis-report/articleshow/64072608.cms

 

  1. You’re probably Indian if you are watching this…because in 2016 Indians were 74.2 percent of all H1bs, but rose to 75.6% in 2017  (while china is number 2 way back at only 9.3 to 9.4%) (cut to the EB5 visa option may explain why so much fewer Chinese use the h-1b, but for more of the EB5 visa, watch for our update on that).
  2. Initial H-1B petions dropped again in 2017 – down from 70,737 in 2016 to only 67,815 in 2017 – perhaps illustrating the Trump effect
  3. In all there were 276,423 Indians on H-1b visas in 201.
  4. It a myth that H-1Bs depress wages becuase of the minimum of 60k that is required by law because the average h1b earns 85,000 in 2017.
  5. H-1bs are far more likely to have a master’s degree than the average american – 44.5% of the approfed pettiions were for people with at a masters degree – 6.6 percent had a doctorate.
  6. Bonus – h-1bs continue to become the tech visa as computer releated occupations rose another 6.6% from 2016 to 2017 up to 254,592 woks with computer related H1Bs

exit

Thanks so much for watching another Work Visas.Solutions episode on latest news and statistics about the H-1B visa.

if this is your first time here, and you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, and thumbs up, and now how to get in touch with me with your work visa question.

Email me at [email protected]

Here’s the name of the tech company that I’m starting that developed WVS, it’s a new SAAS product, which helps streamline mobile app development – and if you’re a developer that needs an H-1B, we hope you create an account at WVS and let us know what you think.

Until next time, I’m tom – I America and so can you.

 

visa beneficiaries in this episode!  Stay up to date & get alerts of new video content from Work Visas YouTube by subscribing with the button below.  Click the button to check out more informative work visas information.

Subscribe

That’s why Tom does these video blogs – to help America’s secret sauce stay and work in America. If you are an H-1B visa holder and have a question, please contact us on this website, or on our facebook page, or even leave a comment on our youtube channel.  The people like you are why we are here and over time, we really look forward to building a community. So start right now, click the button above and get going on your account.

Join Work Visas

Script of Video below…

Welcome to the latest H-1B statistics from USCIS released in may of 2018.

Thanks for joining us at work visas.solutions – where we code for the american dream so it is still open to the world’s best and brightest..just like you.

Welcome & Hook

big news for work visas. I’m moving law firms.  The former firm did not understand that you are America’s secret sauce and that software my tech company is building for you…but if you stick around until the end – I’ll tell you about my tech company and how to reach me directly with your immigration questions about your american dream.

But first the top 5 data takeaways from the numbers!

Content (5-7 mins)

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/indians-accounted-for-more-than-74-per-cent-of-h-1b-visas-in-2016-and-2017-uscis-report/articleshow/64072608.cms

  1. You’re probably Indian if you are watching this…because in 2016 Indians were 74.2 percent of all H1bs, but rose to 75.6% in 2017  (while china is number 2 way back at only 9.3 to 9.4%) (cut to the EB5 visa option may explain why so much fewer Chinese use the h-1b, but for more of the EB5 visa, watch for our update on that).
  2. Initial H-1B petions dropped again in 2017 – down from 70,737 in 2016 to only 67,815 in 2017 – perhaps illustrating the Trump effect
  3. In all there were 276,423 Indians on H-1b visas in 201.
  4. It a myth that H-1Bs depress wages becuase of the minimum of 60k that is required by law because the average h1b earns 85,000 in 2017.
  5. H-1bs are far more likely to have a master’s degree than the average american – 44.5% of the approfed pettiions were for people with at a masters degree – 6.6 percent had a doctorate.
  6. Bonus – h-1bs continue to become the tech visa as computer releated occupations rose another 6.6% from 2016 to 2017 up to 254,592 woks with computer related H1Bs

exit

Thanks so much for watching another Work Visas.Solutions episode on latest news and statistics about the H-1B visa.

if this is your first time here, and you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, and thumbs up, and now how to get in touch with me with your work visa question.

Email me at [email protected]

Here’s the name of the tech company that I’m starting that developed WVS, it’s a new SAAS product, which helps streamline mobile app development – and if you’re a developer that needs an H-1B, we hope you create an account at WVS and let us know what you think.

Until next time, I’m tom – I America and so can you.

H-1B Lottery Winners Released…latest H-1B News

H-1B Lottery Winners Released…latest H-1B News

H-1B Lottery results are in for 2019.  So Tom did a video…he learned more about iMovie than the data released by USCIS.  Evidentially you have to delete your iMovie library after it swells past 20 gigs or you get a lot of buggy stuff…More good stuff coming at you!  It’s for America’s secret sauce – the world’s best and brightest that have their own American dream!

Stay up to date & get alerts of new video content from Work Visas YouTube by subscribing with the button below.  Tom discusses F-1 to H-1b process in this video, which may be where you found this page.  It’s relevant to you to know what happens on your way from an F-1 to H-1b visa holder on the path to your American Dream.  Click the button to check out more informative work visas information.

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That’s why Tom donates an hour of his time each week – to help America’s secret sauce stay and work in America. If you are an H-1B visa holder and have a question, please contact us on this website, or on our facebook page, or even leave a comment on our youtube channel.  The people like you are why we are here and over time, we really look forward to building a community. So start right now, click the button above and get going on your account.

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USCIS Finishes the H-1B Cap Random Option Refine for FY 2019
Versión en español
On April 11, USCIS made use of a computer-generated random choice process to select adequate H-1B requests to satisfy the congressionally-mandated cap and the United States advanced level exception, referred to as the master’s cap, for (FY) 2019.

USCIS received 190,098 H-1B applications during the declaring period, which began April 2, consisting of requests filed for the advanced degree exemption. USCIS announced on April 6, that it had actually received enough H-1B petitions to reach the legal cap of 65,000 as well as the master’s cap of 20,000. USCIS will certainly turn down as well as return all unselected petitions with their filing costs unless the petition is a forbidden several declaring (PDF, 119 KB).

USCIS conducted the selection process for the master’s cap initially. All unselected master’s cap petitions after that became part of the random option process for the 65,000 cap.

USCIS will continue to approve and also refine petitions that are or else exempt from the cap. Petitions declared existing H-1B employees who have been counted formerly against the cap, and also who still preserve their cap number, will additionally not be counted in the direction of the FY 2019 H-1B cap. USCIS will continue to approve as well as process petitions submitted to:

Expand the quantity of time a present H-1B worker might remain in the USA;
Modification the terms of work for existing H-1B employees;
Enable existing H-1B employees to transform companies; and also
Permit existing H-1B employees to function simultaneously in a 2nd H-1B position.

Cap Kind

Cap Quantity

Cap Qualified Applications

Day of Last Matter

H-1B Normal Cap

65,000

94,213

April 6, 2018

H-1B Master’s Exemption

20,000

95,885

April 6, 2018

UPDATE: On April 6, 2018, USCIS got to the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2019. USCIS additionally received an enough number of H-1B petitions to fulfill the 20,000 visa U.S. progressed degree exception, known as the master’s cap.

USCIS will remain to accept and also process applications that are or else excused from the cap. Requests filed for existing H-1B workers that have actually been counted formerly against the cap, as well as who still retain their cap number, will additionally not be counted toward the FY 2019 H-1B cap.

Cap Eligible Petitions

This is the number of applications that USCIS has approved for this specific sort of cap. It includes situations that have been approved or are still pending. It does not consist of requests that have been rejected.

Cap Amounts

Congress established the existing annual cap for the H-1B classification at 65,000. Not all H-1B nonimmigrant visas undergo this annual cap. Please note that approximately 6,800 visas are reserved from the 65,000 each for the H-1B1 program under the terms of the regulations implementing the U.S.-Chile and U.S.-Singapore open market contracts. Unused visas in this group become available for H-1B use for the following .

H-1B workers executing labor or services in the Republic of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Guam may likewise be exempt from the H-1B cap (see the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), Public Legislation 110-229). H-1B employees in Guam and also the CNMI are excused from the H-1B cap if their employers submitted the petition prior to December 31, 2019. Companies can not file an application or an extension request for an employee greater than 6 months before the intended employment beginning day.

The U.S. Program Of Green Card (USAFIS)

The U.S. Program Of Green Card, also called USAFIS, is helping people who come from countries with low rates of migration to the United States. Inning accordance with the site, the program makes 55,000 immigrant visas offered through a lotto.

One Green Card winner from Tajikistan composes, “Following the guidance of good friends, we have actually registered for the American “green card lottery”. Gladly, it seems we have actually won the card and our dream has actually come true to be able to work and live in America legally. Thank you so much for your understanding, help, and compassion.”

When 55,000 are provided or the financial year ends, the Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV) program is closed. If anybody receives a visa through the program they are licensed to live and work permanently in the United States.

Stay up to date & get alerts of new video content from Work Visas YouTube by subscribing with the button below.  Tom discusses F-1 to H-1b process in this video, which may be where you found this page.  It’s relevant to you to know what happens on your way from an F-1 to H-1b visa holder on the path to your American Dream.  Click the button to check out more informative work visas information.

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The annual DV lottery program offers a chance for prospective immigrants to get the status as a permanent legal resident of the USA. This program provides and runs each year 50,000 “Green Cards” to applicants randomly chosen in a lottery process – known as Green Card Lottery. A Green Card is a long-term home visa and gives a person the legal right to live, work and study completely in the United States and to go into and leave the nation freely. Immigrants might operate in any federal government, public and private job that is available. A permanent house visa is typically helpful for life.

Green Card holders likewise get health, education, retirement, tax, social security and other benefits. The Green Card does not affect the immigrant’s present citizenship. A holder may later on apply for United States Citizenship, if desired.

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery has been developed in the 1990 Immigration Act in order to offer migration opportunity to locals from nations other than the main source of immigration to the U.S.A. This official U.S. federal government program aims to diversify the American population by creating an immigration chance to under-represented ethnic groups. Application to this program is open for all people worldwide that fulfill the two basic entry requirements.

For more information, click the link following this short article.

One Green Card winner from Tajikistan composes, “Following the recommendations of buddies, we have actually signed up for the American “green card lottery game”. When 55,000 are released or the financial year ends, the Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV) program is closed. This program supplies and runs each year 50,000 “Green Cards” to candidates randomly picked in a lotto process – known as Green Card Lottery. A Green Card is a long-term home visa and provides an individual the legal right to live, work and study completely in the United States and to enter and leave the nation freely.

U.S. Economy Requires Proficient Foreign Workers

U.S. Economy Requirements Proficient Foreign Workers The current argument over immigration policy commonly illustrates immigrants as undocumented, uneducated people who flood our borders without assessment. Many immigrants who enter this country are inexperienced laborers who provide necessary services in numerous sectors of our economy, of equivalent significance to the migration argument are the extremely educated foreign professionals whose skills play a crucial role in the enrichment of our economy. The U.S. economy has moved substantially over the past 50 years. The transformation from a manufacturing to a knowledge-based economy has developed a growing demand for proficient technical employees. Our prominent graduate organizations currently train more foreign nationals than U.S. people in these fields.

To relieve labor shortages, U.S. services should have the ability to recruit and hire additional foreign-born professionals. We should maintain the educated specialists whom we have trained internally in order to take advantage of the unique abilities that they possess. By sending the best and the brightest employees back to their particular nations, we just produce competitors for ourselves, thus diminishing America’s economic influence. In order to increase the number of highly knowledgeable specialists in this country, it is needed to reform the employment-based migration system and provide an enough quantity of opportunities through which U.S. services can legally utilize specialized workers. We need to increase the number of specialized employee visas awarded.

H-1B visas, or temporary experienced employee visas, are presently capped at only 65,000 every year. This “cap” is reached in a couple of months, and U.S. companies are barred from working with foreign-born professionals for the rest of the financial year. At the exact same time, we should increase recruitment and training of U.S. trainees. H-1B visas accelerate this process; a large portion of the processing costs for the H-1B visas are directed to the education and training of U.S. trainees in science and innovation. It is necessary that knowledgeable workers are not ignored in the existing debate regarding extensive migration reform. Raising the H-1B visa cap is crucial to preserving our leadership in the world market. By maintaining foreign nationals, we may guarantee that U.S. companies have the most highly certified workers in their fields, assisting America preserve its edge in a progressively competitive worldwide economy. Deborah Notkin is president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. – NU

The U.S. economy has shifted significantly over the previous 50 years. The transformation from a production to a knowledge-based economy has actually created a growing need for knowledgeable technical employees. It is essential that experienced workers are not ignored in the current dispute regarding extensive immigration reform. By retaining foreign nationals, we might guarantee that U.S. services have the most extremely qualified employees in their fields, assisting America preserve its edge in an increasingly competitive global economy.