H-1B Visa Ban: NRIs Lose Case Against Trump Govt; H-1B Ban Continues Till 2020-End

H-1B Visa Ban: NRIs Lose Case Against Trump Govt; H-1B Ban Continues Till 2020-End

H-1B Visa Ban: NRIs Lose Case Against Trump Govt; H-1B Ban Continues Till 2020-End

Recently, over 169 Indian citizens who returned to India after living in the U.S. on work visas and are now planning to go back have sued the US government over the proclamation regarding immigration restrictions.

However, according to a ruling on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington refused to stop the Trump administration from imposing the visa restrictions. 

Read on to find out what happened…

Trump Administration’s Visa Ban Stirring Many Staying in the US!

On June 22, U.S. President Donald Trump had issued a directive imposing immigration restrictions on H-1B visas which impacted many businesses as well as workers based in the US.

Many US tech companies have cautioned that this policy will do “irreparable harm on businesses and the nation’s economy.”

The Indian plaintiffs argued that the directive was “arbitrary and capricious.” They also called for the government to process their visa applications.

However, the US government has won the initial court challenge. 

Mehta on September 4, has also denied a request to suspend the proclamation in a case related to a group of visa applicants.  

Thus, both cases show us how the plaintiffs are not likely to succeed against Trump’s growing authority in the country with his visa-ban proclamation.

Earlier, various big U.S. business groups also filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration regarding this proclamation.

What Next?

The plaintiff’s lawyers said in the court filing that they might appeal.

On the other hand, the visa ban will continue until the year-end.

The visas affected will be H-1B and H-4 visas, used by technology workers and their families, L visas for intercompany transfers, and most J visas for work and study-abroad programs. 

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