Messages to the Presidents of the World
|44th President of the United States|
|In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017|
|Vice President||Joe Biden|
|Preceded by||George W. Bush|
|Succeeded by||Donald Trump|
|United States Senator from Illinois|
|In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008|
|Preceded by||Peter Fitzgerald|
|Succeeded by||Roland Burris|
|Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district|
|In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004|
|Preceded by||Alice Palmer|
|Succeeded by||Kwame Raoul|
|Born||Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)|
|Relatives||See Family of Barack Obama|
|Awards||Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)|
Unfair H1-B lottery mechanism
- Gaurav D.
- Thursday, 03 July 2014
Respected Mr. President,
Am an working professional from INDIA and am well eligible candidate for H1-B visa to The USA for pursuing opportunities there. My VISA application is being regularly filed by my company's attorney for past three years right on the opening day of H1 window for respective Financial years. However due to huge H1 requirements in INDIA, USCIS use to conduct lottery to select limited application from the filed ones.
This lottery system introduces an unfair aspect to the entire H1-B process, as the lottery use to pick random applications to shortlist for further processing and reject the rest. Lottery selection at present has turned out to be a complete factor of luck for all applicants.
Mr. President , I can digest the fact that i may be unlucky to get selected by this lottery process but am still eligible and competitive enough to hold a H1 visa. And am disgusted by the fact that the USCIS is opening a window that primarily shortlist the applicants on their luck factor and of-course later on by their skills but what about,
1) the ones that were relatively better skilled but left out due to luck factor.
2) the ones that were selected by the lottery but USCIS didn't find them eligible later on.
I have very closely seen the sufferings due to this discrimination of lottery system and therefore i request to scrap this lottery system and provide H1 visas to all the applicants those who are eligible and skilled as per USCIS guidelines.