During the year 2018, the highest H1B visa expansion application of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Cognizant and Infosys was rejected. This step is being seen as the support of US technology companies after harassing the H-1B visa rules by the government. The big deal is that on one side, the H1B workforce of Indian companies is being reduced, then the H-1B workforce of American companies is being increased.
Infosys and TCS have been most impressed by the Indian government’s move by the top IT companies. Total 2,042 visa extensions of Infosys were rejected, while TCS’s 1,744 visa extension application was rejected. These figures have been released by an American think tank ‘Center for Immigration Studies’ after analyzing the H-1B visas data.
A total of 3,548 applications of US company Cognizant have been rejected, which is the highest figure for any one company. Most Cognizant employees are Indian.
After analyzing the data released by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Think Tank said that nearly two-thirds of the applications of 30 top companies have been rejected, six Indian companies – TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant and Tech Mahindra’s US branch and HCL Technologies were given.
These six companies were given only 16 percent or 2,145 work permits, which are less than 2,399 work permits for Amazon. H1 visas used by most technology companies are initially given for three years, with the option to further increase it for a further three years.
In its study released on March 6, the Center for Immigration Studies said that in the year 2018, American legend companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple have increased their H-1B visa workforce, while HBB workforce of Indian companies like Cognizant, Tata, and Infosys Decreased
TCS, Infosys, and Cognizant declined to comment on this. HCL Technologies did not make any immediate comment on this.
Impact on the growth of companies
Experts believe that in the case of Indian IT companies, the increase in check or strict adherence of norms can have an adverse impact on the growth of these companies, especially at such times when these companies have made huge reductions in their H-1B applications.