District Judge Jeffery White of the American province of California said that the government had not followed the process of transparency and that the government’s claim that the change was necessary because of jobs in the Corona epidemic was baseless.
US court rescinds Trump order on H-1B visa
US federal judge has canceled President Donald Trump’s order on H-1B visas that drastically cut the number of foreign skilled workers. This is a relief news for tech professionals of India, China.
District Judge Jeffery White of the American province of California said that the government had not followed the process of transparency and that the government’s claim that the change was necessary because of jobs in the Corona epidemic was baseless. The reason for this is that the Trump administration started saying this much in advance and these rules were published only in October.
It is worth noting that the US government issues 85 thousand H-1B visas every year for fields like technology, engineering and medicine. There are currently around 6 lakh H-1B visa holders in the US, most of which are from the people of India and China.
What is the matter
In October this year, US President Trump’s administration made a major change in the H-1B visa program and imposed a variety of conditions on companies recruiting foreign workers. In this, many limitations were laid like the condition of minimum salary and special profession. Applying the new rules, about one-third of applicants do not get H-1B visas.
What did the court say
According to a news agency, the judge said, “Kovid-19 is an epidemic that is not under the control of the defendant, but the defendant could have done this before taking further action in this case.”
This announcement by President Trump before the election was actually part of his agenda to curb all types of immigration. But now the power has changed in America and Biden has been elected president, so the whole atmosphere now seems to go against Trump.
Trump had issued an order in June to ban the H-1B visa program by the end of this year.