H1B Visa Ban Mercilessly Separates Families As 3.7 Lakh Via Holders Banned From Entering US
Reports have shown that there more than a thousand families have been stranded due to the triple stroke of the coronavirus disease, the lockdown, and Trump’s decision of freezing the H-1B visa that has come crashing down on them.
Families have been stranded, parents have been separated from their kids because of this decision by the President of the US, Donald Trump.
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Trump’s H-1B Visa Ban: 375000 Visa Holders, Green Card Applicants Not Allowed To Enter The US
It has been a huge part of Trump’s administration regime to limit immigration and freezing the H-1B visa has been the latest part of this. A lot of restrictions have been imposed on companies and employees regarding recruiting outsiders in their organizations.
Despite the companies arguing that they need highly skilled workers for the jobs, Trump has always pushed for the companies to hire local workers instead. An immigration lawyer in Memphis, Greg Siskind revealed that the latest restrict, “use the pandemic as an excuse to achieve anti-immigration goals the administration has wanted to do for years.
A senior policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute, Julia Gelatt has said that about 375,000 temporary visa holders and green card applicants will not be allowed to enter the US until next year. Also, many of these have been stuck in India.
Families Stranded, Kids Separated Due To H-1B Visa Ban
One example of the severity of this rule is Natasha Bhat who flew to India with her son in February for a personal matter. Due to Trump’s executive order last week that prohibited many people from entering the US, including the H-1b visa holders, she has now been separated from her husband who lives in the US for about four months now. She has been working from home, and considering the time difference, she has to work throughout the night.
Bhat and her husband have worked in the US for their companies for more than 9 years, and they still haven’t been spared from the strict rules of the Trump administration.
Some of the Indian tech companies have also asked the government of the US to reconsider this latest move. They are also looking at options to place the people that are on site with the clients of the US. This includes looking at Mexico or Canada and making clusters of workers there.