Trump admin’s plans to revoke H-4 visas set to leave many Indians jobless

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US move to abolish H-4 visas set to impact tens of thousands of Indians. The move to end the rule could have an impact on more than 70,000 H-4 visas holders, who have work permits. The Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Francis Cissna, in a letter dated April 4 to the US Senate Juiciary Committee, had confirmed that it was the end of the road for H4 workers’ employment authorisations in Donald Trump’s administration.

US plans major changes in H-1B visas by Jan, move to impact Indian IT firms.
IT Companies File Lawsuit Against US Immigration Agency Over Shorter Duration Of H1B Visas.
Based out of Dallas in Texas, the ITServe Alliance in its lawsuit filed last week has alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently begun a practice of approving H-1B petitions for shorter than three years durations.
The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Of the 60,394 Indians who received Green Cards in 2017, the maximum 23,569 were issued to the employment-based preferences like those on the H-1B visas.

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