As the US unemployment rate rises during the COVID pandemic, it is expected that US President Donald Trump will announce a new plan today to suspend temporary work visas, including the coveted H-1B visa.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he will sign an executive order by Monday to introduce stipulations on H-1B, L-1, and other temporary work permits, which he is trying to restrict immigration and help local employment in the country part of the effort made.
How will visa restrictions hit Indians?
Visa restrictions may discourage 240,000 people from different parts of the world seeking to realize the “American Dream.”Because of Indian IT professionals dominate the list of successful H-1B visa applicants, Indians may be hit hardest. If their application is approved, the proposal will crackdown on the thousands of Indians who plan to travel to the United States on October 1.
Almost 70% of the 85,000 visas issued each year are for Indians. However, visa restrictions are absurd to affect those currently struggling with work visas in the United States.
Excluded from work visa restrictions in the U.S
Trump said in a television interview that he will announce new visa curtailment on Monday. When asked about the upcoming rules for many different types of visas, Trump said that he would impose extremely rare bans, including an H-1B plan for experienced workers, another plan L-1 for supervisors mobilized within the company, and H-2B visa for applicable to temporary non-agricultural operators.
“In some cases, you must exclude other factors. For large companies, you need them. Some of these large companies have been for a long time, but few people are excluded, and they are very strict, even for a long time, we may all be very strict. Because of the Covid19 pandemic, the United States has been dealing with high unemployment rates since many businesses closed down,” Trump said.
Bloomberg News previously reported that the Trump administration is considering a proposal to restrict people from entering the United States in a 180-days visa category (including H-1B visas). Workers who are allowed to obtain these visas but are still outside the abroad may not be able to enter the nation again until the order is terminated.
Another report said that Trump is likely to stop all temporary work visas by the end of the year. It is also believed that temporary measures will be taken to suspend H-2B visas for temporary workers, such as hotel and construction personnel, J-1 visas for researchers and research professors, and other cultural and work exchange programs.
The proposal will hit hundreds of companies and thousands of people: In fiscal 2019, nearly 133,000 workers who started working at the company were granted H-1B visas. More than 12,000 people got the L-1 visa in the primary application, and more than 98,000 people obtained the H-2B visa. With the exception of these three types of work visas alone, Trump’s proposal may affect more than 240,000 petitioners.
The original data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the unemployment rate of computer-related occupations fell from 3% in January 2020 to 2.5% in May, although the unemployment rate of other occupations also rose from 4.1% to 13.5%.
Trump has denied revealing more details, but it seems that restrictions are now expected.
Poorvi Chothani, the managing partner of the immigration law firm LawQuest, said earlier that the move could have a profound impact. “This effect may be more proportional to the length of the suspension because it’s not only a prohibition on individuals but also what new and ongoing consumer projects, end customer commitments, etc. mean to the business.“
Will Trump be surprised people with different temporary visa bans? If a very strict ban is imposed, it will fluster many Republicans who support entrepreneurs. There are signs that this will also cause serious problems for Trump’s business!