Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
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
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
Children
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Parents
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Education
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)
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Unfair H1-B lottery mechanism


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.

Best regards,
Gaurav

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