Visa approvals for tech workers are on the decline. That won’t just hurt Silicon Valley.

Feb 28, 2019 17 Comments

Outsourcing and consulting firms — which provide IT services for companies whose main business isn’t tech, and which tend to rely more heavily on H-1B visas as a share of their overall workforces — have received the brunt of the decline in approvals. The situation isn’t as bad for the biggest tech companies, like Google, Apple, and Amazon, which are seeing most of their applications approved. Still, both groups are advocating for more H-1Bs.


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  • Amazon / Eng

    Amazon Eng

    Electronic Arts
    Good, also the guy has a punchable face.
    Feb 28, 2019 0
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Amazon zxyu23
      Feb 28, 2019
  • New / Eng AOC4🇱🇷
    This is good for FANG. H1Bs from outsourcing companies being rejected means more places available for FANG. 80K/year cap didn't change. What changed is who gets accepted. Used to be mostly body shops. Now real tech companies.
    Feb 28, 2019 0
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1


    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    This is a good thing.

    H1b was never meant for outsourcing or consulting work.
    Feb 28, 2019 0
  • Uber / Data Guiliani
    All EB1 GCs awarded to the so called loser managers with international experience who are at these body shop companies should be retroactively cancelled.
    Feb 28, 2019 3
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      I get your frustration but so much bitterness?
      Mar 1, 2019
    • Amazon zxyu23
      These managers at consulting companies are literally the people who orchestrated the abuse of the system that resulted in everyone else waiting 100 years and then they themselves go through in a fast path.
      Mar 1, 2019
  • Nvidia gJrX21
    They have tons of GC filings ..
    Feb 28, 2019 1
    • Amazon zxyu23
      If those garbage applications could be purged from the queue people like you (@nvidia) would get a greencard in a fairly reasonable timeframe.
      Feb 28, 2019
  • Boo-fucking-hooo 😭😭🤧
    Feb 28, 2019 0
  • Amazon zxyu23
    This is a good start. Congress needs to pass a law to shut the body shops down completely. But in the meantime this is a step.
    Feb 28, 2019 2
    • Google ohwoww
      If there was a bill that passed with no EVC, it will get struck down by courts. The best that can happen is what is happening - executive tightening the noose.
      Mar 1, 2019
    • Amazon zxyu23
      I don't see why it would get shot down. I don't know if Congress has the will to legislate it, but it would be well within the power of Congress if they did.
      Mar 2, 2019
  • eBay uuqaw
    Abusers got punished
    Feb 28, 2019 0
  • Nvidia gJrX21
    But they are the major beneficiaries for last 10 yrs at least .
    Feb 28, 2019 0


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