Tunnel Rat posted on June 24, 2018 02:26

Retribution has begun for the American techie:

...This is the fourth time that Yadav, who has two academic degrees and works as a manager at a consulting company, has tried to get to the U.S. He has a job waiting for him in the Bay Area if he can secure an H-1B visa. But he keeps getting rejected. And if it doesn’t work out this time — even with the help of Lord Balaji — he’s going to stop trying.

The effects of President Trump’s crackdown on foreign newcomers are particularly felt in Hyderabad, a city dense with visa recipients and hopefuls, where an American education and resume have long been held as status symbols and a ticket to a better life. Telangana, the surrounding Indian state, saw its economy grow 14 percent last year. But even considering India’s lower cost of living, the salary differences are stark: The average Google software engineer, for example, makes a base pay of $21,500 in Hyderabad, but about $121,400 in San Francisco, according to Glassdoor, the job-reviews site...

...He was eating dinner with his girlfriend in Indiana in December when he got an email saying his H-1B extension had been denied. After he’d worked six years for the same client, the government decided that his job wasn’t “specialized” enough to warrant a high-skilled visa. The same extension application, he said, had been accepted just three years before.

Such denials are becoming common, as immigration officials follow orders to tighten up the process...


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