A proper crackdown, this is. I hope retaliatory action is taken in terms of American goods/services (Capital vs Labor). They are hurting Indian Companies, not US companies. Pretty direct tactics.
In FY 2018, USCIS denied 80% of the H-1B petitions for new (initial) employment for Capgemini, a French multinational, 61% for U.S. company Cognizant, and between 34% and 54% for IT services companies Syntel, Infosys, Mindtree and HCL America. To put these figures in perspective, major U.S. tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook and Apple, had 1% or 2% of their new H-1B petitions denied in FY 2018.
Vic Goel, managing partner of Goel & Anderson, said in more than 20 years of representing companies he has never seen the tactics currently used to change how U.S. immigration law is applied. Immigration law does not indicate a different standard for adjudication based on the type of firm or the location work will be performed, attorneys point out.
In FY 2018, the USCIS data show major U.S. companies were 6 of the 7 top employers with approved H-1B petitions for initial employment, led by Amazon (2,552 petitions), Microsoft (1,252), Intel (873), Google (724), Ernst & Young (716), Apple (698) and Facebook (651).