Donald Trump considering to suspend H-1B visas

H-1B visa bearers already in the United States are not likely to be impacted. Indian IT professionals would be amidst the worst impact if the Trump administration moves ahead with this decision. 


Diminishing the ‘Great American Dream’ of oodles of Indian IT professionals, the Donald Trump governance is told to be taking into account a proposition to suspend employment visas, comprising of the most in-demand H-1B visa. As claimed by a report in the Wall Street Journal, the suggested suspension could block any fresh H-1B holder outside of the America from getting to work until the suspension is raised, although visa holders who are already in the country are not likely to be impacted. 


H-1B is the majorly in-demand foreign work visas for technology professionals from India. Such a verdict by the Trump governance is possible to have an unfavorable impact on thousands of Indian IT professionals. Already a significant number of Indians on the H-1B visas have lost their jobs and are getting back home amidst the global virus pandemic.


The Trump government has insisted that the global pandemic demands boundaries on immigration to avoid sick people from entering the country and to assure that Americans get jobs first as the economy recoils, the report stated.


White House spokesman Hogan Gidley mentioned in a statement that “The administration is currently evaluating a wide range of options, formulated by career experts, to protect American workers and job seekers, especially disadvantaged and underserved citizens—but no decisions of any kind have been made,” 


A final resolution on this matter is yet to be taken.


The Trump administration is even said to be taking into account a proposition to elevate the H-1B visa application fee from $460 to $20,000. “It is also considering ending an Obama-era rule allowing spouses of H-1B workers to work on their visas. That could eliminate approximately 100,000 immigrants from the workforce over time,” the report stated. 


Except for the H-1B visa, H-2B visa for short-term seasonal employees, J-1 visa for short-term employees containing camp counselors and au pairs, and L-1 visa for internal company shifts could also be discontinued. 


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