2,183,112 Indian applied for H1B in the last decade

Facebook / Eng 3uo6h5
Aug 6, 2018 53 Comments

Why don't companies just start more offices in Inida? Or will they?
Also, there's many countries' citizens severely under-represented, i.e. Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Japan, how do we improve this?

https://www.livemint.com/Politics/OGUZjTaeWPSGTng0JP13qI/Over-21-lakh-Indians-applied-for-H1B-visa-in-last-11-years.html

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  • Oracle 38
    You cry foul when they hire h1b. Then you cry cause they moved the job to India. Make up your mind.

    Somehow you feel like since it’s American company Americans are entitled to these job irrespective of their qualifications . Well that’s not how it works my friend.
    Aug 6, 2018 13
    • New / Eng QOQ
      38, your car analogy is broken. If american companies want to outsource to Japan or India, then they can do it. Nobody is going to stop them. Whould India allow US citizens to follow those jobs? I have no idea.
      We all understand that Indians are upset about long wait for GC and US law and repeat questionable arguments they read on the intertube to each other.
      Aug 7, 2018
    • Oracle 38
      That is something I agree. India has one of the most regressive laws when allowing foreigners to work their.

      But there’s still an argument to be made. India is overpopulated and doesn’t need foreign workers. USA on the other hand does. You can say all you want no we don’t have shortages of tech talent but that’s not true. If trump somehow cuts h1b, all these jobs will move overseas.
      Aug 7, 2018
    • New / Eng QOQ
      I am not sure if you just arrived, but US had some sort of elections couple of years ago, it turned out that they do not need them (foreign workers) either. Who could have thought, right? USA is pretty much like India in that regard.
      I would not take for granted what corporate drones publish in the media, they always are looking cheap labor.
      Aug 7, 2018
    • Oracle 38
      You think I making 450k cheap?
      Aug 7, 2018
    • Oracle 38
      One more thing. I interview at least ten people each month. One of them might be white, rest brown or yellow. Something to think about. Don’t believe everything you hear on Fox.
      Aug 7, 2018
  • Microsoft QNtY34
    Each year total quota for H1B is 85000. How come 2.1mil went to Indians in 10 yrs? Any legit source?
    Aug 6, 2018 13
    • Facebook / Eng 3uo6h5
      OP
      Yep, I was misinformed. Updated
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Oracle 38
      Convenient Trump move. Or is this alternate fact?
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Amazon AMZN guru
      Probably counting renewals too ?
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Qualcomm Then what
      Oh Quora! Must be legit then.
      Aug 7, 2018
    • Amazon noama
      That’s how many people have applied. They often file multiple applications to cheat the process.
      9h
  • Morgan Stanley shakedSoda
    I'm with you. We have street shitters in SF. Why not open the offices where the best street shitters are?
    Aug 6, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Ops
      Insomzonia

      Amazon Ops

      BIO
      I’m the reason you’re here.
      Insomzoniamore
      You win
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Illumina User7493
    The current percentage of people who are immigrants in this country is not any higher than when my Italian great grandparents came to this country. Being Italian, they had a fast and straight forward path to citizenship. The US has never made it easy for brown people to immigrate here.
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • Amazon 2000$
    So illegal immigrants are the problem ,Legitimate immigrants who
    Study and come in are the problem ,Canada is the problem ,Europe is the problem -Is there anyone who is not a problem ?
    Aug 6, 2018 1
    • Intuit
      Truth1947

      Intuit

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      Cloudera
      Truth1947more
      Your grammar might be the next problem.
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Apple magikarp16
    I believe a cap of 85,000 was put within the decade. Even if was there for the entire decade and all the H1B visas went to Indians, it can only add up to 850,000.
    You can add a few non-profit H1Bs but I doubt it would take it pass 1 million.
    Maybe you can even add the spouse visa and assume all Indians on H1B married someone in India not on any US visa till marriage. Even then it can only reach 2M.
    With all the ridiculous assumptions, it is very difficult to reach OP'S number.
    Aug 6, 2018 4
    • Twitter
      hdhhj

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      Adobe
      hdhhjmore
      Also not all 85000 of the alloted visas have gone to Indians. Even if you assume 1/3 or 30k each year. You are probably looking at 300k visas alloted to Indians over a decade. Which is a very small and insignificant no. compared to the size of the country. Yet people are crying and whining. No wonder people get brainwashed and misguided easily especially Trump supporters.
      Aug 7, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng 3uo6h5
      OP
      I heard Indian got more than half h1bs thanks to icc. That's why foreign engineers are dominantly indian.
      Aug 7, 2018
    • Twitter
      hdhhj

      Twitter

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      Adobe
      hdhhjmore
      I have heard that statement too but there is no data to back that statement.
      Aug 7, 2018
    • Microsoft p3rl
      @hdhhj There is data. Just open your eyes and walk around in bay area offices. You will see them all.
      Aug 7, 2018
  • Amazon bokabaka
    The last decade has also been the best bull run this country has seen. Imagine if USA hired double the H1-B. We would actually get shit done. H1BMaga
    Aug 6, 2018 1
  • Amazon ATtE14
    @Op You didn’t deduct extensions. No wonder why you guys didn’t see data being misused by App Developers. Go and solve that first.
    Aug 6, 2018 0
  • Nvidia Blingoo
    That is atleast $200 million in applications alone
    Aug 6, 2018 3
    • Facebook / Eng 3uo6h5
      OP
      Looks like a huge business opportunity
      Aug 6, 2018
    • It that huge, it’s like 75 McDonald’s restaurants
      Aug 7, 2018
    • not to count their dependents and visitors
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Cognizant Jingbang2
    Hmm only 2.1M applied? That seems low to me. I would have expected 10 applicants per visa, so my guess would have been 850K per year. So near 10M applicants.
    Aug 6, 2018 1
    • Juniper jnpr2000
      lol..consultant has spoken. Follow news and then 'guess' buddy..max applicaions in a yr so far is around 235k, which happened 2-3 yrs back..
      Aug 7, 2018
  • Microsoft bleu
    The OP is either outright lying or manipulating data to push his political agenda.
    Aug 6, 2018 0
  • Intel jupithi
    Instead of complaining/blaming about H1B's and whether or not they should be here, we should band together and lobby for them to have pay equity with US citizen & Perm resident salaries. The folks that deserve the jobs will get them, and American companies will have no choice to discriminate one side over the other (either way). Maybe that's something we can all agree on and push for in our industry?
    Mar 2 0
  • Revinate je82id6
    Many unlucky people applied multiple times. They are willing to contribute to America but not having the chance.
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • Oracle cgfu45
    I think this number includes new, transfers, amendments, and renewals.
    Aug 6, 2018 0
  • Google 555gghgg
    Number seems off. 75% h1b still goes to indian though. I wouldnt be surprise if the number of h1 related visas issued to indians are 1mil (including h2)
    Aug 6, 2018 0
  • Pandora ex-rdio
    Not possible.
    Aug 6, 2018 0

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