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Indians may gain as senators push H1-B law favouring US-educated foreigners

India accounts for the second largest number of foreign students in the US after China. There are more than 200,000 Indian students in the US.

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The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise

Agencies Washington D.C.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers have for the first time introduced a legislation in both the chambers of the US Congress proposing major reforms in the H-1B work visas by giving priority to the best and brightest US-educated foreign youths, a move that could benefit Indian students already in the country.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China, news agency PTI reported.

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First Published: May 23 2020 | 12:19 PM IST

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