Barely a week before elections, the Trump administration is doing its utmost to make securing H-1B visas tough at all levels. This time, the administration has targeted the H-1B applicants’ selection process, proposing to make it wage-based, instead of the lottery system, which is the norm. The new proposal was made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on October 28.
It might not be all bad for IT firms, say analysts. Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO, Everest Group, an IT consulting firm, said: “This time, I think we will see some smiles on IT executives’ faces.”