first_imgTHE US government is readying a proposal to make employers pre-register when planning to hire foreigners under the H-1B visa programme, in another change by the Trump administration that is causing alarm among Indian expatriate workers, who constitute almost 70 percent of all H-1B visa holders in the US.The new rule, which will require US firms to first register electronically, is expected to go into effect February 2018, according to international immigration firm Fragomen’s, Times of India reported. The visas will be limited to 85,000 per year – 65,000 for foreigners coming from abroad and 20,000 for foreign graduates in US colleges and universities.Hindustan Times stated that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which oversees the visa programme, will then randomly select beneficiary employers from among those registered, likely through an electronic lottery. Read it at Asian Correspondent Related Itemslast_img