How is h1b still a lottery??

Bank of America BRjH71
Jan 21 24 Comments

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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    • Bank of America BRjH71
      OP
      Should not it be hard for them to get h1b?
      Jan 21
    • Microsoft / Eng dogberg
      It's a lottery.. so anyone can get it. They flood the system with h1b applications to up their chances.
      Jan 21
    • LinkedIn / Eng Tomek213
      They flood the system with multiple application per person, that's how they screw the system. Their database administrators get H1b while ml engineers at Google don't make it into the lottery. Consultancies should be banned, period
      Jan 21
    • Okta doomsday
      That’s a higher lobby, unfortunately. Dems will never let it happen
      Jan 21
  • Amazon 6 to go
    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.
    Jan 21 1
    • Reddit y34bas
      You don’t understand how it works. The law states every year 85k new h1b are given out. New, so the total number of outstanding h1b visas will be much higher.
      Jan 21
  • Facebook / Eng Lighthouse
    Australians are lucky that they get a special type of visa just for them (E3). Saves having to deal with the H1B nonsense.
    Jan 21 2
    • Okta doomsday
      Same for Chileans, Singaporeans, and Canadians.
      Jan 21
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      Australians are not lucky. E3 is part of the free trade agreement between the U.S. and Australia.
      Jan 21
  • Okta doomsday
    Lol. Did you just open your eyes? 😆
    Jan 21 1
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      OP
      Thought after Trump it won't be a lottey
      Jan 21
  • RackWare Dreamlight
    Have you been living under a rock?
    Jan 21 7
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      OP
      I mean like the scrutiny will be high enough to prevent a lottery since applications should be down
      Jan 21
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      Scrutiny will never cause the numbers to drop below the availability, please go look at the numbers, all public info ...
      Jan 21
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      OP
      But lots of rfe and high chance of rejection correct?
      Jan 21
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      Just a slower process
      Jan 21
    • Bank of America BRjH71
      OP
      Each year 85K are given. Rest are from previous years. Some have I140 approved so h1b for life.
      Jan 21
  • Microsoft A🌹forEmily
    Simple answer: Supply-demand.
    Jan 21 4
    • Amazon 6 to go
      Specifically, supply of Indians demanding to be Americans
      Jan 21
    • Microsoft A🌹forEmily
      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.
      Jan 21
    • Amazon 6 to go
      Actually most countries are below their greencard quota.
      Jan 21
    • 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