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H-1B Visa Filings at Historic Low as Indian Firms Opt to Hire Local in US

USCIS data on H-1B visa filings show US branches of Indian IT companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro are sticking to their promise of cutting foreign hirings and ramping up local recruitment

The United States announced on Thursday a historic fall in the number of petitions it received for the 2019 hiring cycle under the H-1B visa programme that allows American companies to hire foreign professionals, most of whom have come from India for years.

The US Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS), which runs the programme, said in a statement that it received “1,90,098 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began on April 2, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption”.

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