WHERE HAVE ALL THE H-1B GONE?
It used to be that even small businesses could obtain H-1B visas for foreign skilled workers such as accountants, engineers, coaches, teachers, etc. In recent years, it became very difficult for small employers, almost impossible.
What happened are employment agencies from India. Statistics show that about 70% of all applications for H-1B working visas are filed on behalf of India IT (Information Technology) workers. Since the number of such visas is fixed and very limited, and the number of applications every year is 3 – 4 times larger than the number of available visas, and H-1B visas are distributed by LOTTERY between all the applicants – and if the pool of applicants is flooded by IT workers from India – it is clear that the LOTTERY would “favor” this type of applicant and most H-1B visas would be allocated to them.
The small employer who is usually interested in only 1 or 2 workers and submits only 1 or 2 applications, has almost no chance of winning the lottery.
A better system must be found for distributing fairly this precious type of visa.
INTERPOL TRYING TO GET YOU?
INTERPOL is an international organization of national Police Forces. It does not have policing powers of its own. It serves only to exchange and distribute information from a Police Department in one country to Police Departments in all other countries.
If you are in the U.S. as a non-American citizen, and the government in your country wants to “get” you, this one Police Department can send a Red Alert Notice to the INTERPOL which will distribute it to all countries, and when it gets to the U.S. – the U.S. ICE can “get” you: detain you and start deportation proceedings against you. And because of INTERPOL’s RED ALERT NOTICE you cannot even apply for political asylum.
It seems there are too many such Red Alert Notices against non-citizens in the U.S. and many of them do not seem fair. So, the Biden Administration started to look into this matter, to decide to what extent it is necessary to honor these INTERPOL Red Alerts.