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Trump Visa Crackdown Hits Outsourcing Firms

Tech outsourcing firms known for bringing workers from India to the U.S. have seen rejection rates for new skilled worker visas surge under the Trump administration, according to an analysis of U.S. government data.

Most affected are companies such as Cognizant Technology Solutions, Capgemini America, Tech Mahindra, IBM and Tata Consultancy Services, according to data from U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services, which released a decade worth of data on applications for the first time in April. Between 30% and 60% of applications reviewed for those firms were denied in the first three quarters of the 2019 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.

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