Trump visa restrictions won't affect students, could impact prospective workers

Friday, 26 Jun, 2020

Indian IT professionals who were issued H-1B visas for fiscal year 2021, starting October 1, will now have to wait till at least the end of the year to apply to USA diplomatic missions to get their passports stamped, or for visa renewals.

"Would any of the banned visas have been issued in these programs before the end of the year absent this proclamation?". Tesla received 324 preliminary approvals for H-1B visas previous fiscal year, knowledge present.

As part of the presidential proclamation, President Trump noted that between February and April 2020, 17 million United States jobs were lost in industries, which typically use H2B visas.

This will ensure the highest-paid individual only the job goes and America could get the best of talent.

The White House said the move would create jobs for Americans hurting economically due to the pandemic.

Ironically, Trump's various business interests have regularly benefitted from these visas. New Delhi had reached out to Washington earlier this year in April asking the U.S. government to extend the H1B work visas and other visas of all Indian citizens for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this is at a substantial cost to American businesses. "That's more true now than ever", the company said. The suspension of L-1 visas, which allow for transfers within companies and also allow companies to send an employee to the United States to establish a company office, could also have significant implications for the USA economy.

It will also suspend L visas, which concern people who work in executive or managerial positions within companies. "We'll work it out with DACA". The order includes the L-1 visa, which allows companies to transfer overseas staff to the United States, and the H-1B visa, which enables companies to employ graduate-level workers in specialty occupations.

"There has been a steady effort by the Trump administration to completely shut down immigration to the United States for the past three years".

The move has also been criticised in India.

Samuelian-Werve said his company is seeking to hire at least 40 engineers, 10 designers, and other highly skilled professionals.

Google CEO Sunder Pichai has also expressed disappointment over the proclamation and said he would stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all. Susan Cohen, the founding chair of the immigration practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo in Boston, is skeptical that the proclamation will deliver for American workers.

"Immigrants play a vital role at our company and support our country's critical infrastructure", he added. "As long as the Trump administration is in office, they will continue to look for excuses to justify extending this ban". There are almost 40,000,000 people now unemployed or under-employed because of efforts to combat the disease. While the executive order cited economic hardship brought on by the pandemic-claiming the "extraordinary circumstances" required the prioritization of American workers-opponents say it feeds into a larger pattern by the administration of curbing immigration that will not necessarily lead to more work for Americans. But this move by Trump should not assessed through the economic lens but the political lens of the US President as this allows him to put into place measures to limit immigration into the US, a key part of Trump's election platform in the 2016 elections. Trump faced as many empty blue seats as red-hat fans. When angry, he lashes out and this immigration change seems to be a distraction that appeals only to his diehard supporters.