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Before signing the order, Trump said H-1B should be used for top highly paid talent to create American jobs, not as inexpensive labour programmes and destroy American jobs.
The US has told foreign students that they will have to leave the country if their universities hold online classes. The move has come as ‘surprise’ to India.
Many Americans feel US President Donald Trump’s new visa laws will ‘Make America Great Again’. Indians must now forge new paths in their home country.
Workers who were granted such visas but remain outside the country may not be able to enter until the order expires.
Due to Covid-19 crisis and global recession, over 20-25 per cent of H1B employees in the US could be laid off in the coming weeks and forced to return to India.
During the 2+2 dialogue, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar underlined that no unreasonable legislation should constrain movement of talent.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said the non-refundable fee will support the new electronic registration system to make the H-1B selection process more efficient.
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.
Officials insist that no agreements or deals are on the cards on this day-long visit to Sochi, but it is clear that all bilateral matters will be discussed.
Experts weigh in on an NFAP report that shows decline in Indian student applications for graduate-level programmes to the US because of stricter H1B norms.