Donald Trump Comes Down On H1-B Visas: Good News For Indians

Donald Trump Comes Down On H1-B Visas: Good News For Indians

WASHINGTON: Finally, Donald trump under a lot of pressure, put forth by the Indian Techies and NASSCOM, stopped playing his own trumpet and set aside his trump card- an initiation in his election campaign, “Buy American – Hire American”. US authorities today officially declared just a few minutes ago that Trump admin is not going to deport 750,000 Indians and many Chinese who are living on H1-B visas providing a sigh of relief to all immigrants living in the US.

Donald Trump Comes Down On H1-B Visas: Good News For Indians

Donald Trump Comes Down On H1-B Visas: Good News For Indians

This message, declared by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has become a moment of celebration to Indians holding H1-B visas.  Washington, just a few days after its reports that trump administration is not going give any leeway to extend H1-B visas while their ‘Green Card’ is in the process. As had been announced by Trump himself that two- the 3-year term is the maximum-permitted for H1-B visa holders even while their ‘Green- Card’ is being processed.

That declaration of the President, Donald Trump sent jitters down the spine of all Indians.

The USCIS officially said, “Trump administration is not considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the United States by changing the interpretation of Section 104 C of the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) statute that states that USCIS may grant the extensions.”

Now, this is good news for H-1B Visa holders to stay in the US beyond the 6 years- limit while their green cards are in the process. Jonathan Withington, Chief of Media Relations at the USCIS, said in a statement” Even if it were, such a change would not likely result in these H-1B visa holders having to leave the United States because employers could request extensions in one-year increments under section 106(a)-(b) of AC21 instead.”

Mr. Withington proclaimed that the USCIS will come up with any other plans and policy and regulatory amendments to carry out the President’s electioneering campaign, “Buy American – Hire American Executive” setting aside the H1-B visa issues as it really hurts the economy of the US.

The statement comes after last week’s news report by the US- based news agency McClatchy DC Bureau according to which the US was considering new regulations to prevent the extension of H-1B visas, the most sought after by Indian IT professionals.
The statement comes after last week’s news report by Trump Administration that said the US was considering new regulations to prevent the extension of H-1B visas, the most sought after by Indian IT professionals.

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), a trade association of Indian information technology, had warned that such a disorderly move by Donald Trump would be damaging America’s economy and the relationship between India and the US.

That’s how finally the Trump Towers got collapsed while he tried to take a bull by its horns. Now immigrants stared their campaign, “Buy any – Hire any.”

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