Guess which Indian IT major faced the most H-1B rejections

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Apr 9 36 Comments

https://www.quora.com/q/cloud/Guess-which-Indian-IT-major-faced-the-most-H-1B-rejections?ch=99&share=39fc3778

Infosys, the second-largest among them all, accounted for over 36% of the denials. A quarter of its 8,000-plus H-1B applications were turned down by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

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  • Datto, Inc. / R&D Klokov_v2
    Good, wish Infy and TCS are given more rejections.
    Apr 9 0
  • Amazon crumb
    I wish Congress would act. I don't like seeing the administration do illegal things and make draconian the impact everyone, but there is a real problem here.

    We need Congress to move legislation restricting h1b to direct employment and ban its use in consulting situations.

    We also need to adopt something like the Amazon bar raiser concept: a foreign h1b should be the to people, better than half the people already here and therefore paid much higher than the prevailing wage because they are truly the cream of the crop.

    Top 10% of students from the top schools along with people who have significantly higher comp then others with the same YOE is what we want.
    Apr 9 7
    • Facebook tGTv63
      This basically shits on all new grads.
      Apr 9
    • Amazon crumb
      To be clear, a legislative fix should make things better for everyone. With a proper fix we shouldn't have these bullshit hundred year waits for a greencard, people's lives hanging in the balance for a lottery, etc.

      This only "shits on" the ones who weren't top of their class. They can go get non US work experience to prove their worth and then apply. We are only offering 65000 visas a year, we want them to go to the 65000 best candidates and clearly they are not.

      All that is a symptom of the fact that we keep trying to fix the problem with executive orders instead of bills in Congress.
      Apr 9
    • Thumbtack tteng
      @crumb how do you define "best".
      Apr 9
    • Thumbtack tteng
      Being here on H1B myself, I've been thinking about this problem for a while now. Given that it is a "specialty occupation" visa and not a "tech" visa, how do you even compare a software engineer with a doctor with an actor who all compete for the same visa?
      Apr 9
    • Athenahealth thulark
      How can US claim to want the best when it's an unequal society inside the country? That would mean everyone in tech jobs are the best and the brightest which is untrue.
      Apr 9
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    • F5 Networks what’s up
      Xenophobia and low IQ are highly correlated - so checked your job title and it confirmed the theory. Not sure where is the weak attempt? 🤔
      Apr 9
    • Facebook / QA
      mind1over

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      mind1overmore
      You’ve already spent too much time trying to humiliate a low IQ creature like me. Rethink your priorities, lol.
      Apr 9
    • F5 Networks what’s up
      Someone needs to respond when you spew such hatred against 1.3 billion people. You look at yourself inner-self - feeling proud? “Curry smell” my foot.
      Apr 9
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      We’re so lucky to have a brave couch warrior like you! :D
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    • F5 Networks what’s up
      😀 behave buddy. Nothing against you. But please be respectful.
      Apr 9
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    2muchblindmore
    Unfortunately Infosys/TCS give people more reasons to be pro-Trump and anti-immigration.
    Apr 9 1
  • LinkedIn keymaker
    The companies getting most number of rejections are also the ones getting the most number of approvals, aren't they?
    Apr 9 3
    • Nvidia ML👍
      OP
      Yup they apply like 15K-20K
      Apr 9
    • Amazon crumb
      It's a denial of service attack on the US immigration system
      Apr 9
    • Charter yWTI88
      They applied 8k and 2k were rejected.
      Apr 9
  • FactSet / Product rkld
    @sibhin5 - can you shed some more light on this... where is the corruption?
    Apr 9 4
    • CenturyLink OsOpOrAaT
      At every level. Employees allow the employer to submit multiple applications for them. Employers submit multiple application. These tech companies also pay money to USCIS execs under the table. No one is clean.
      Apr 9
    • Capgemini ngPW43
      You realize it’s illegal even today? I think it’s just the misconception that an employer can file multiple applications for one employee.
      Apr 9
    • Garmin pop0618
      @ngPW43 It’s unusual but it’s not illegal for an employer to file multiple positions for the same employee at the same time. It doesn’t happen often because company will lose money since the employee can take only one. But if they do Uncle Sam won’t mind. Sometimes companies like tcs will file knowing it will get rejected just to buy time.
      Apr 10
    • Garmin pop0618
      As an example let’s say there is an employee that the tcs manager wants to keep onsite but the client is delaying project kick off. But another project is in progress and they will file with that project’s requirements even though they don’t fit. It will buy them at least two to four months of time within which they will file again with the delayed project.
      Apr 10
  • Adobe showme
    Filing multiple apps for the same person on different roles is legal under current system. Remember that infosys and tata are consulting companies so they have many projects on hand for these people. It’s a loophole but legal. The bigger loophole is they get approved and move to different projects.
    Apr 11 1
    • Amazon crumb
      Don't complain when the government reacts to that "legal" denial of service attack with policies you don't like
      Apr 11
  • CAMP WCep08
    A very simple legislative fix to this would be to raise the minimum wage for h1b applicants to something like , i dunno, 90K per year. Infosys etc would simply stop applying then.
    Apr 11 0
  • Amazon / Other y2dry3
    The issue is, they should only allow one H1b application per applicant for the the whole lifetime and then not reject on lottery basis or anything else but check every application in what time it takes.
    Apr 9 0