I came to US in 1990 and I had to get a M.S. before I could land an inteview. In the mid nineties, several Indians came to the U.S. for employment ( as opposed to going to school first in the US). Now the trend seems to be similar to what I have seen in the 90's in that it will be easier to come to the US as a student than as a prospective employee. This is not so bad, going to school will give you a chance to understand the culture and people before entering the workforce.