Indians receive 86 percent of total H-1B visas in the US

August 13, 2015
According to the new data, about 86 percent of the overall H-1B worker visas granted to computer related jobs in 2014 were used to hire the computer and IT related professionals from India.

This makes the India receives lion share among the recipients of H-1B visas, China which is the third largest immigrant source to the USA after Mexico and China has only received 5 percent of the total H-1B visas in related to computer jobs.

Indians are granted 86 percent of total H-1B visa

Most of these H-1B workers are outsourced from companies such as Infosys and TCS, and no other nation contributes more than 1 percent of the H-1B workers according to the USCIS.

In 2014, about 76,000 H-1B visas were issued to the professionals related to computer jobs. The numbers are also widely different among the sectors including mechanical, civil, electrical, aeronautical and others.

In the H-1B visa category, Indian workers tops with the 47% of the visas or 8,103 H-1B visas, followed by Chinese with 19.5%, Canada with 3.4%, South Korea with 2.4%, Mexico with 2.2% and Iran contributing 2.2 % according to the data.

It is reported that hiring of H-1B visa worker has raised many concerns, as some of the US companies are replacing the US IT professionals with the employees from outsourcing companies.

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