Everyone I have talked with is busting their ass to get a job on opt. 90% of companies won't interview if need sponsorship. You are then left with leetcode companies who aggressively interview. Seriously after so much struggle how is it a lottery
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- How are there ANY spots available in h1b lottery at all? There are only supposed to be 85,000 h1b but last I checked there were 600,000+ h1b holders.
Should not they all count against the quota? Seems h1b is very over subscribed. Just because they are exempt from the lottery shouldn't mean they aren't using up a visa number.
This over subscription is also the root cause why India greencard queue is too long.
- Facebook / Eng LighthouseAustralians are lucky that they get a special type of visa just for them (E3). Saves having to deal with the H1B nonsense.
- If it’s not Indians it will be someone else. Where there is demand and opportunity to improve your quality of life, supply will come. If Asians stop, it will be Eastern European developers. Supply finds a way.
What employer does not love modern day bonded labor? I maybe selfish here but as a manager I dread the day when I will lose half my star employees because now they have unrestricted economic mobility and are not chained to the company because we sponsored their visa and they cannot leave for X years for reason I don’t fully understand.
- New Egypt80@AforEmily not necessarily. Eastern Europeans don't the numbers that India has. If not India it might be nobody else.
You will notice that each time there is a backlog in the AOS queue for other countries, over time the backlog decreases and eventually clears, meaning less applicants.... But for India over time the backlog increases.Jan 22 0