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.
Hiring has already picked up for skilled manpower in the West; Biden administration has also been espousing for racial equality; visa process may be simplified
Skilled-worker visas, referred to as H1-B visas, are precious to Silicon Valley tech firms hungry for engineers and other highly trained talents.
In the four years of the Trump administration, it has not been smooth sailing for Indians for whom the US is a land of opportunities and a stepping stone for economic prosperity.
San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board has said applicants for the H-1B visa programme are anticipating the hardest process in many years.
Chatter at various social media platforms and groups indicate that immigration attorneys this time expect a much high rate of rejection.
Reportedly, US officials have clarified that they are not contemplating any regulatory changes that would compel the H1-B visa holders to leave the United States after six-year limit.
In December, a US-based news agency had reported that the Department of Homeland Security is considering new regulations that would prevent the H1-B visa extensions.
Despite a change of guard in Washington, the India-US global strategic partnership remained strong as ever.
In his new directive, Trump is targeting the H-1B visa program, which the White House says undercuts U.S. workers by bringing in large numbers of cheaper, foreign workers and driving down wage