H-1B Visa: Abuse or Advantage?

It has been a long drawn debate over the H-1B visa and is still continuing. The whole of America is heating up with this fresh bout of debate over the H-1B visa. Many groups which are opposing the very concept of the H-1B visa are of the opinion that the visa should be cancelled with immediate effect. They are of the opinion that people from outside the country are coming with the help of H-1B visas, they are taking away the jobs that the Americans should have got.

This is just one side of the debate. The pro-H-1B groups are up in arms to ensure that the visa continues as it is and they are also trying to ensure that the administration gives some more facilities with this visa. The groups have sighted many examples, starting from Sergey Brin of Google, to Steve Chen of YouTube, from Jawed Karim to Andrew Carnegie, who are all immigrants and who have all participated in the growth and development of America. The successful immigrants list will go on and on and everyday new names are being added, such as Vikram Pandit and Indra Nooyi.

President Barack Obama is expected to chair a high level meeting and has promised the pro-H-1B visa groups that he will ensure that the immigration reforms are put in place as soon as possible. But the debate does not seem to end there.



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