Several employment visas, including the H-1B, which is one of the most sought after among Indian IT professionals, could lead to the suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump in the wake of America’s massive unemployment due to the novel’s coronavirus epidemic.
The proposed suspension could take effect on October 1, the new fiscal year of the U.S. government, when many new visas are issued.
The Wall Street Journal quoted officials as saying: “Any new H-1B holders outside the country may be barred from working until the suspension is lifted, although visa holders already in the country are less likely to be harmed.”
This huge decision by the Donald Trump administration could have an adverse effect on thousands of Indian IT professionals as a large number of Indians lost their jobs on H-1B visas and returned to the country during the Covid-19 outbreak.
But a final decision has not yet been made, and the White House says various proposals from the Trump administration are being considered.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement that the administration is currently evaluating a wide range of options developed by career experts to protect U.S. workers and job seekers, especially disadvantaged and low-income citizens – but no decision has been made.
In addition to the H-1B visa, the moratorium can apply for H-2B visas for short-term seasonal workers, J-1 visas for short-term workers, including camp counselors and other couples, and L-1 visas for internals, the agency said. In the report.
Meanwhile, Thomas Donhu, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, wrote a letter to Trump yesterday expressing concern about his reported move to apply for a temporary work visa.
“As the economy recovers, American businesses will need to make sure they can meet the needs of all their workforce. To that end, acquiring their talents, both domestically and around the world, is crucial,” Donhue’s letter said.
According to The Hill newspaper, Donhue said American businessmen need L-20 visa holders who have valid visas for a relatively short period of time for the skills they need.
He noted the importance of H-1B visa holders obtaining valid visas for multiple years for a variety of industries, including technology, accounting and manufacturing, the newspaper said.
“For example, policies that impose broad restrictions on the entry of nonimmigrant workers into businesses that employ foreign nationals or impose balanced new regulatory requirements would undermine our economy’s ability to grow and create jobs,” Donohue added.
All about H-1B visas
The H-1B visa is an immigrant visa that allows American companies to hire foreign workers in specialized professions requiring theoretical or technical skills in specialized fields such as IT, finance, accounting, architecture, engineering, mathematics, science, and medicine. Etc.
H-1B is a foreign work visa with a preference for the best and brightest U.S.-educated foreign youth, a move that could already benefit students in the country.
U.S. companies rely on it to recruit thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.
(With agency input)