Trump administration drops H-1B visa proposal, Relief for Indians

By Priyanka Sharma, 2018-01-09 09:15:29

In a relief for Indian tech workers, US authorities said on Tuesday that the Trump administration is not taking into consideration any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to deport from the country.

“What we can say, however, is that USCIS is not considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the United States by changing our interpretation of section 104(c) of AC-21, which provides for H-1B extensions beyond the 6 year limit,” Jonathan Withington, chief of media relations for USCIS said Monday, Hindustan Times reported.

The statement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came days after reports appeared that the Trump administration was dropping H-1B visa rules that could affect to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians.

The USCIS has also announced that it is withdrawing its policy provides all H-1B visa extension beyond year 6 limit based on section 104.

Major Indian IT companies running in the US, do not typically support their H-1B employees for Green Card. They send them back to India at the end of the limited period of 6 years permitted on this visa type, given to foreigners professionals hired by American companies for particular work.

Since taking office last January, the Trump administration has been discussing about breaking down on the H- 1B visa scheme.


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