Covid19 Impact: US President Trump Suspended H-1B and Other Work Visas Till Year-End

Covid19 Impact: US President Trump Suspended H-1B and Other Work Visas Till Year-End

Covid19 Impact: US President Trump Suspended H-1B and Other Work Visas Till Year-End

 

US President, Donal Trump suspended several work visas, including H-1B visa for Indians to work in the US, till the end of the year. 
This pause will not affect the ones already working in the US on these visas. The pause though is linked to the high unemployment rate in the US due to coronavirus pandemic in the world. 

 

Trump restricted green card visas of spouse and children on April,22nd will also continue till the end. The restriction on H-1B visas was saved in the last restricted which are implemented now. 
Indians are the largest group of H-1B visas with about 74% of the work visa rate.

 

According to the officials  "newly announced restriction of the H-1B, H-2B, H-4, L-1, and J-1 visas would help workers already in the country get access to more than 500,000 jobs."

However, the visas for the healthcare workers and security personnel will continue as it is. Also, a big change can be expected in the field of immigration in the US as Trump has asked the officials to look for a long term plan to restrict the revamp the US immigration system and make it to the merit list based unlike the green cards program benefit the extended families of the immigrants.
The COVID19 pandemic has turned out to be an excuse for the trump's long term intentions to restrict the immigration of the United States.

 

The economic disturbance caused by the coronavirus pandemic has led to many downfalls one of which is this, immigration freeze that is going to establish a significant change in the economic field for several countries and especially in India. 

 

Sundar Pichai stated that he is "disappointed" by this announcement
by Donal Trump on the pause of work visas. The US issued more than 900,000 visas in fiscal year 2019 in the categories Trump plans to freeze.