The National Organization for Software and Technology Professionals (NOSTOPS) began in April 2004.And has been performing the public outreach function as being an advocacy organization with a focus on “wage discrimination” and “worker rights against employer abuse” of Indian workers while in the United States on the guest worker visas.
NOSTOPS has been vocal on the issues that affect knowledge workers and has been building awareness to the issues leading to the digital divide between the working class. Being vocal about the issues faced by Indian knowledge workers overseas, has been an attempt to change the perception of the Indian talent earnestly sought by foreign employers.Have testified in the US Congress documenting instances of fraud and abuse of foreign workers and the related immigration policies that govern people movement. Helped document proposals that aimed to minimize fraud and abuse prevention, leading to the drafting of the “Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act of 2007”. Research done on the knowledge worker migration issues is regularly cited by the US Homeland Security as well as the UK Border Agency.Advocating reforms to the American work visa policies, viewpoints are quoted regularly in the media. Including publications titled “American Work Permit – Official Rules and Regulations“ and “Green Carrot – America’s Work Visa Crisis”.
The NOSTOPS Journey since inception can be viewed via the media link
Professional Registry Of Verified Employees (PROVE) is a derivative of NOSTOPS and has evolved after a decade, as a solution centric approach to the outward migration of knowledge capital.
PROVE aims to be an Open Value network that measures the identity and reputation of its users members.
PROVE is a vibrant community of work visa seekers and over half a million foreign recruiter employers from the US, UK, Canada, Germany and Australia.
PROVE aims to be a platform to facilitate circular migration of foreign talent to and from these geographies.