Emphasis on ending lottery system in H-1B visa selection

Just before the presidential election, the Trump administration has taken an important step toward HB visas to woo American professionals. It has decided to eliminate the computerized lottery system used in the visa selection process.

A salary-based selection process is proposed in its place. This visa is issued to foreign professionals, which is very popular among Indians. The US Department of Home Security (DHS) issued a notification on Wednesday regarding the proposed new procedure.

This notification has been issued just five days before the presidential election. The department said that adopting a new process in place of the lottery system would help prevent the decline in salaries of American professionals. H-1B Visa holders from salary based selection process And will help to better balance the interests of American professionals.

DHS Executive Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said, "With this proposed rule, the Trump administration is consistently fulfilling its promises to protect the interests of American workers." The HB Visa program is commonly misused by US employers. Foreigners are being given jobs mainly through this visa.