News is being told as “H1B Visa Rule Labeling Computer Programmers as ‘Specialty’ Rescinded” and people are getting worried if their jobs as “Computer Programmers” would not qualify H1B visa applications.
Please have no worry if your jobs are real and come from qualified companies, instead of ICC. From BLS.GOV https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-programmers.htm Computer Programmers are defined as
Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.
The median annual wage for computer programmers was $79,530 in May 2015.
While software Developers are defined as (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm):
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
The median annual wage for software developers was $100,690 in May 2015.
In previous years, many ICCs apply for H1B visas under “Computer Programmers” and abuse H1B visas. In this year, Software developers can have more chance of H1B visas because ICC will have less chance to abuse H1B visa by flooding in “Computer Programmers”.