US to switch to new H-1B visa system

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US to switch to new H-1B visa system

Jan 31, 2019 09:40 IST

The United States on Wednesday announced that starting April 1, it will switch to a new system for processing H-1B petitions. The new system will give priority to foreign workers with advanced degrees from an American institution of higher education, over those hired abroad, in India, China and other countries. The switch in the selection process is expected to increase the number of beneficiaries with advanced degrees from US institutions by an estimated 16%. It is in line with President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions in support of merit-based immigration.

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