US President Donald Trump on Monday extended a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the year’s end and added many temporary work visas to the freeze. Trump suspended H-1B visas, which is popular among Indian IT experts, alongside other foreign work visas for the rest of the year.
Donald Trump Signs An Order for Suspension of H1, L1 Visas This Year
Trump admin request likewise suspends and constrains passage into the US of H-1B, H-2B and L visas and their wards till December 31, 2020. It likewise incorporates certain classes of J visas like a student, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, or summer work travel program.
Trump said the progression was basic to help a large number of Americans who have lost their positions because of the current economic crisis.
Giving the announcement in front of the November presidential elections, Trump has disregarded the mounting restriction to the request by various business associations, legislators and human rights bodies.
The announcement that happen on June 24, is relied upon to affect countless Indian IT experts and a few American and Indian organizations who were given H-1B visas by the US government for the financial year 2021 starting October 1.
They would now need to hold up at any rate till the finish of the current year before moving toward the US conciliatory missions to get stepping. It would likewise affect countless Indian IT professionals who are looking for renewal of their H-1B visas.
“In the administration of our Nation’s immigration system, we must remain mindful of the impact of foreign workers on the United States labour market, particularly in the current extraordinary environment of high domestic unemployment and depressed demand for labour,” said the proclamation issued by Trump.
The announcement also stretches out till the year’s end his past official order that had restricted giving of new green cards of legal permanent residency.
For example, Trump stated, among February and April of 2020, in excess of 17 million United States positions were lost in businesses in which employers are looking to fill wroker positions attached to H-2B nonimmigrant visas.
“During this same period, more than 20 million United States workers lost their jobs in key industries where employers are currently requesting H-1B and L workers to fill positions,” he said.
“The entry of additional workers through the H-1B, H-2B, J, and L non-immigrant visa programmes, therefore, presents a significant threat to employment opportunities for Americans affected by the extraordinary economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak,” Trump said.
The new rule would apply just to the people who are outside the US, don’t have a valid non-immigrant visa and an official travel document other than a visa to enter the nation.
As per the declaration, it doesn’t affect lawful permanent residents of the United States and foreign nationals who are spouses or children of an American resident.
Foreign nationals trying to enter the US to give transitory work or services essential to the food supply chain are likewise excluded from the most recent announcement.