Trump Suspends access to green cards, employment-based visa

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

United States Visa

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is set to sign an order temporarily halting access to several employment-based visas, and issuance of green cards for the rest of the year.

This decision, which comes as a result of the 13.3% unemployment rate caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will restrain hundreds of thousands of people seeking to work in the U.S. However, workers who are already in the United States will not be affected by this order.

According to a senior administration official quoted on Bloomberg, the order will freeze new H1-B, H2-B, H-4, L and most J visas through the end of the year, the official said.

The only exceptions are the food processing workers who will still be allowed to access H2-B visas.

In a Saturday interview with Fox News, Trump had stated that he wanted Americans to take the jobs that would otherwise go to those granted the visas.


“We have plenty of people looking for jobs,” he told Fox. “I think it’s going to make a lot of people very happy. And it’s common sense.”

Trump had earlier hinted at plans to temporarily suspend migrations to the US, amid concerns from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Information Technology Industry Council, that such moves could disrupt business.

Employment based visas

H-1B visas cover temporary work authorizations for people with highly specialized knowledge, while H-4 visas are issued to immediate family members of H-1B visa holders.


The H-2 visas allow temporary work in agriculture, construction, forestry and many other industries.

L visas are for temporary intracompany transfers for those who are in management positions or have specialized knowledge, while J visas are for work- and study-based exchange visitor programs.

Although the American technology industry has relied on H-1B visas to hire foreign talent, particularly in the fields of science and engineering in the past years, critics say some companies have abused the program to displace American workers.

Bloomberg reports that there are plans to restructure the H1-B program to rewrite rules in which applicants will get priority for H1-B visas, giving reference to would-be immigrants with the highest salary offers.

Make Money With WahClass

In the 2019 fiscal year alone, the US issued more than 900,000 visas in these categories.

Get an email when an update on this topic breaks

Share this
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

Earn up to 80 USD/25,250 NGN Monthly on WahClass

Create a Topic, Discover your niche and make money online, beautifully.

Author

Schwiz Josh

Schwiz Josh

Basically, I'm a programmer and Entrepreneur, Web based. Schooled in UNIZIK. I love classical music.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Subscribe to Get the Best Articles Weekly

Interests