Numerical restrictions on high-skilled temporary visas block the vast majority of foreign-born applicants from working in America in a given year.
It will provide much-needed relief to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Dreamers, young people who came here as children and know no other country.
In June 2020, Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, halting the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas, based on the alleged potential risk to the labour market.
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