Trump Assured On H-1B; Indian Techies Relieved
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US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a statement which confirmed that the Trump administration is going to end H1-B Visa extension. This feared many as it can affect up to 7.5 lakh Indian Techies in the US and even their families could be deported if the bill gets passed.
US Authorities on Tuesday assured Trump administration is not going to move any proposal that forces H-1B visa holders to leave the US much to the respite of Indian Techies. An official informed USCIS isn’t considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the nation. This means, there is no issue with extending H-1B visas for a six-year period. Even if there comes any such new law, employers could seek extensions in one-year increments as per section 106(a)-(b) of AC21.
On an average of about 65,000 H-1B visas get issued every year in the general category and another 20,000 visas for applicants wishing to have higher education such as Masters in US Universities. H-1B visa program lets companies hire highly skilled foreign professionals. Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” campaign has definitely increased insecurities among Indians residing in the US.
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