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Potential H-1B Visa Changes and NAFTA Withdrawal Could Impact Your Offshore Outsourcing Deal

Published: 07 March 2017

ID: G00326412

Analyst(s): Helen Huntley

Summary

Presidential administrative priorities to create and protect U.S. jobs will impact the U.S. H-1B visa program. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must apply risk mitigation strategies to avoid delivery disruption if foreign resources face challenges with obtaining visas for onshore work.

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Analysis

  • Potential Impacts on the H-1B Visa Program
    • Risks Related to a Reduction of the H-1B Cap
    • Risks Related to the Increase of Prevailing Wages
    • Risks Associated With Increased Costs to Obtain H-1Bs
    • Risks Related to H-1B Impact If There Is a NAFTA Withdrawal
    • Impacts on Offshore Outsourcing Clients If H-1B and NAFTA Participation Changes Occur

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