H-1B – Twist In Rules By Trump Administration!
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Trump administration is considering a proposal that can lead to a large scale deportation of foreigners mainly Indians who are waiting for their green card. An estimated 7, 50,000 Indian H-1B visa holder could be deported back if Trump’s proposal goes through.
The proposal was spread in the form of an internal memo in the Department of Homeland Security which supervises citizenship and immigration proposes to end the provision of granting extensions to H-1B visa holders. The applications for permanent residency has been accepted.
Roughly, 7.5lakh H-1B Indian visa holders are fearing the possibility of getting deported to India. Planning for a major crisis that is impending, Immigration Voice an advocacy body in San Jose is planning to challenge this move through an outreach and also sue when the decision is announced.
According to McClatchy, DC Bureau, the proposal initially said, that the plan was to create a king of ‘self-deportation’ of thousands of Indian tech workers in the United States to open up those jobs for Americans. H-1B visa is granted for three years. It has a provision of another three years after that there can be one or many extensions, provided the Green card application is accepted and under pending. Otherwise, the person has to return to his or her country.