The United States President Trump temporarily suspended till the end of the current year a number of non-immigrant visas including the H-1B, H-4, H-2B visa, J and L visas.

These Visa are more popular among Indian IT professionals, along with other foreign work visas for the rest of the year. As per the words of President this step was essential to help millions of Americans who have lost their jobs due to the current economic crisis. Issuing the proclamation ahead of the November presidential elections, Trump has ignored the mounting opposition to the order by various business organisations, lawmakers and human rights bodies.

Meanwhile, the temporary suspension of foreign work visas including H-1B and L1, that benefit Indian IT professionals, is expected to free up to 5,25,000 jobs in the US. Country is facing a huge number of unemployment after the Global pandemic.

As per the United States officials The H-1B is the high-tech visa. H-4 is the spouse of certain other visa holders, including H-1B and H-2B. H-2B is a bit of a low-skill catchall. The only ones that’ll come in under the H-2B will be those in the foodservice industry, which is less than 15 per cent of all H-2Bs. Then, almost all working J visas will be excluded, and then all L visas. Ls are intra-company transfers from, say, company X, their facility in Germany to their facility in Michigan.

The Trump administration has also finalised regulations to eliminate the incentive to file an asylum application for the primary purpose of obtaining an employment authorisation document. With some exceptions, we should not permit large numbers of foreign workers to enter the United States at a time when so many Americans are out of work, Polls show that the overwhelming majority of Americans support pausing immigration as we recover as a nation from the coronavirus pandemic,

White House Official Statement

Very much disagree with this action. In my experience, these skillsets are net job creators. Visa reform makes sense, but this is too broad.

Elon MUsk, Spacex, Tesla

Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation – we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all.

Sundar Pichai, Google and Alphabet

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