US President Donald Trump is considering suspending quite a lot of employment visas together with the H-1B, most sought-after amongst Indian IT professionals, in view of the huge unemployment in America as a result of coronavirus pandemic, in keeping with a media report. The proposed suspension might lengthen into the federal government’s new fiscal 12 months starting October 1, when many new visas are issued, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, quoting unnamed administration officers.
“That could bar any new H-1B holder outside the country from coming to work until the suspension is lifted, though visa holders already in the country are unlikely to be affected,” the day by day reported.
H-1B is essentially the most coveted international work visas for expertise professionals from India.
Such a choice by the Trump administration is more likely to have an adversarial impression on 1000’s of Indian IT professionals.
Already a lot of Indians on the H-1B visas have misplaced their jobs and are headed again dwelling through the coronavirus pandemic.
The White House, nevertheless, mentioned that no remaining determination has been made and the administration is considering numerous proposals.
“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,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley mentioned in an announcement.
In addition to the H-1B visas, the suspension might apply to the H-2B visa for short-term seasonal staff, the J-1 visa for short-term staff together with camp counselors and au pairs and the L-1 visa for inside firm transfers, the monetary day by day reported.
Meanwhile, the US Chambers of Commerce CEO Thomas Donohue on Thursday wrote a letter to Trump, expressing concern over his reported transfer on short-term work visas.
“As the economy rebounds, American businesses will need assurances that they can meet all their workforce needs. To that end, it is crucial that they have access to talent both domestically and from around the world,” Donohue wrote in a letter to Trump.
According to The Hill newspaper, Donohue mentioned that American companies want L-1 visa holders, who’ve a piece visa legitimate for a comparatively quick period of time, for crucial experience.
He famous the significance of H-1B visa holders, who’ve a piece visa legitimate for a number of years, for numerous industries, together with expertise, accounting and producers, the newspaper mentioned.
“Policies that would, for example, impose wide-ranging bans on the entry of nonimmigrant workers or impose burdensome new regulatory requirements on businesses that employ foreign nationals would undermine that access to talent and in the process, undercut our economy’s ability to grow and create jobs,” Donohue added.