Stakeholders have 30 days to respond to the notification, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Wednesday, less than a week before the US presidential election.
Worry for Indian professionals as US proposes not to issue business visas for H-1B speciality occupations
Under the Department's guidance, visas could be issued for multiple architects planning temporary work in the United States, in certain situations
The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Trump said that the new executive order will focus on saving jobs for Americans and prevent outsourcing of work to foreign countries in the pursuit of cheap labour.
A US court has issued summonses on Wednesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F Wolf, along with Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia.
Infosys' Chief Operating Officer Pravin Rao said that 99% of Infy's employees are still working from home and in a post-COVID setup, the company will follow a hybrid model.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
The MEA spokesperson said that high-skilled Indian professionals bring important skill sets, bridge technological gaps and impart a competitive edge to the US economy.
The move would free up 525,000 jobs, making a dent in the high unemployment rate caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the official added.
Trump has also sought to 'reform' the current immigration system to prioritise the employment of local Americans as well as make it more 'merit-based'.
Major American companies, particularly in the tech sector, have urged Trump to refrain from blocking the flow of foreign workers into the United States, saying it would hurt the economy.
The Vande Bharat mission, launched last month, is the Indian government's largest-ever exercise to repatriate its nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown.
An H-4 visa is issued by the USCIS to the immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the H-1B visa-holders, most of whom are Indian IT professionals.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked why Prime Minister Modi is silent about 'India First' as President Trump talked of 'America First'.