In order to get support of youths of the country and to fight against the rising unemployment, Trump administration is looking forward to suspend the work visas including H-1 B and L-1 visas, which is going to impact Indian companies and Indian skilled workers settled in USA. The information came after multiple sources informed NPR news.
The visa rule is expected to be made because of the increasing unemployment in America after the outbreak of corona pandemic, which could be a burning issue for upcoming Presidential elections in USA.
Not just H -1B, but H-2B visas for seasonal workers like hotel and construction staff, J-1 visas, meant for research scholars and professors are also expected to be suspended.
“No matter how you slice it, this is shaping up to be a big win for American workers at a critical time,” said RJ Hauman, government relations director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which advocates for lower levels of immigration.
As per media reports, the federation had also called on Trump to suspend guest worker visas. “We have some concern over potential abuse of broadly written exceptions, but there is still time for that to be addressed, both now and during implementation,” Hauman said.
If signed, the move would be the latest restriction on immigration imposed by the Trump administration since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year. In May, Trump issued a temporary halt on new green cards, but stopped short of suspending guest worker programs amid concerns from the business community.
The visas are good for three years and renewable for another three-year term. Critics of the visas — 85,000 of which are issued every year — say American workers are aced out of competition with workers who can be paid less