Increased Discrimination With Indian IT Companies In Trump Administration Unfairly Targeting Indian Companies: Due to the highly restrictive policies of the Trump Administration, the rate of rejection of H-1B applications has increased a lot this year compared to 2015. A study done by an American think tank has also revealed that H-1B applications of the most prominent Indian IT companies have been rejected the most. These figures emphasize those allegations in a way that the current administration is unfairly targeting Indian companies.
According to this study done by the National Foundation for American Policy, in 2015, while 6 % of H-1B applications were rejected, the rate has increased to 24 % in the current financial year. This report is based on data received from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS. For example, in 2015, only 1 % of H-1B applications filed for initial jobs at Amazon, Microsoft, Intel and Google were rejected.
At the same time in 2019, this rate has increased to 6, 8, 7 and 3% respectively. However, the rate remained at two % for Apple. The report said that in the same period, the rate for Tech Mahindra increased from four per cent to 41 per cent, for Tata Consultancy Services from six % to 34 %, for Wipro from seven to 53 per cent and for Infosys by just two per cent. Rose to 45 %.
It said that for at least 12 companies providing IT services or professionals to other US companies, including Accenture, Capgemini, the rejection rate exceeded 30 % in the first three quarters of 2019. For most of these companies, the rate was just between two and 7 % in 2015.
The rate of rejection of H-1B applications filed for continuation of employment was also the highest for Indian IT companies. On the other hand, the rate of rejection of applications filed for continuation of jobs in reputed companies of America was low. According to the report, the disallowance rate for initial employment increased from 6 % to 24 % between 2015 and 2019, while it never exceeded 8 % between 2010 and 2015.