President Trump Asked To Cancel H1B Visas To Help 2.6 Crore Jobless Americans Get Employment
A lawmaker from the US has asked the President, Donald Trump to discontinue the foreign workers programme as more than 26 million Americans have already lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This also includes the H-1B visa as well.
How will this affect us? Read on to find out more details on this request!
Trump Requested To Suspend H-1B And Other Visa Programmes
The threat that is the Coronavirus is showing no signs of simmering down. It has impacted the economy severely, with people losing jobs left and right.
Congressman Paul Gosar has asked the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to suspend the foreign workers programme. In addition to that, he has also asked for the suspension of the H-1B, H4, L1, B1, B2, Optional Practical Training Program, and further guest worker admissions. This will apparently help to promote the wages and opportunities for the American workers, especially at a time like this where the unemployment is at an all time high.
In a letter to the president, Gosar expressed, “I write to encourage consideration of additional measures by the Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Secretary of State, as described in Section 6 of the proclamation, within 30 days of the effective date to ensure the prioritization, hiring, and employment of United States workers.”
The Section 6 of the proclamation requires the Secretaries of Labor, Homeland Security, and State to advise any additional measures that will ensure that the United States workers are prioritized while hiring and employment.
90% Of American Population Unemployed
We already know that Donald Trump has recently issued the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the US Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the Covid-19 Outbreak. However, there was the assurance that H-1B visas won’t be affected by this ban being imposed, which isn’t the case anymore.
More than 90% of the population of the US has been asked to stay at home compulsorily, rendering the common public of the states unemployed and with no work or wages either.
The H-1B Visa Programme has also stopped expedited processing, which means that the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will have a lot of backlogs once the pandemic is dealt with and the nations return to their regular state.