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