H-1B Visas and Student Internship Suspended to Protect American Jobs
Few influentials of the US Senators are asking President Donald Trump to suspend all the guest worker visas including the H-1B entries and the optional practical training for the foreign students, this will affect adversely to India, amid a staggering Amerian jobs wipeout not seen since the Great Depression.
In the letter to Trump, shows that the coronavirus pandemic has decimated around 20.5 million jobs in April which caused 14.7 percent unemployment, the senators were called for the “suspension of new guest worker visas for at least one year or until the unemployment has returned to the normal levels. Arguing that the given extreme lack of the available jobs for the American job-seekers, it defies common sense to admit additional foreign guest workers to compete for such limited employment.
H-1B Visas Impact On India?
The lawmakers specifically sought the suspension, that the H-2B visas will primarily be affecting the Mexican labor, the other categories will hurt India. As its IT service sector needs the guest worker visas to fulfil the contract, even such visas are used, since its visas are used by aspiring immigrants as a route to the residency and the citizenships.
The call for the suspension of the optional practical training has spooked thousands of Indian students who have spent a lot to obtain degrees from the colleges in the US. With the lockdown due to pandemic, students are getting their degrees by mail, and have no internships, let alone jobs at the end of their degree.
President Trump said that the numbers are fully expected and the jobs will be back soon.
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