US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa norms

The White House response said Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Cognizant were the top three recipients of H-1B visas.

Published: 23rd April 2017 06:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th April 2017 05:42 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

The Donald Trump administration has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of ‘unfairly cornering’ a major share of H1B visas. 

“A small number of giant outsourcing firms flood the system with applications, which naturally ups their chance of success in the lottery draw,” a senior official in the Trump administration said during a White House briefing, transcript of which was published on Sunday.

“...Companies like Tata, Infosys and Cognizant apply for a very large number of visas, more than they get, by putting extra tickets in the lottery raffle... and then they’ll get the lion’s share of visas.”

In response to why only Indian companies were singled out for a mention, the White House correspondence said, “Those three are companies that have an average wage for H-1B visas between USD 60,000 and USD 65,000 (a year). By contrast, the median Silicon Valley software engineer’s wage is probably around USD 150,000.”


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