Indians to be benefited with Biden's plans on H1B visas and green card

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Indians to be benefited with Biden's plans on H1B visas and green card
Indians to be benefited with Biden's plans on H1B visas and green card

New Delhi : On one hand Indian-origin woman will be stepping inside the White House as Vice President of the United States for the first time and on the other hand Biden's future plan on H1B visas and green card is likely to benefit thousands of Indians in America.

Joe Biden plans to increase the number of High skilled labour visas and reverse majority of things Donald Trump has announced in the regards.

In June, Trump had temporarily suspended the H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas until the end of 2020 to protect American workers from unemployment aggravated by Covid-19 pandemic.

In October, the Trump administration had announced new restrictions on the H-1B non-immigrant visa programme, which was aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity and to better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners.

It has been learned that Biden plans to add a new visa category under which cities and countries will be able to give jobs to immigrants to support their growth.

"High skilled temporary visas should not be used to disincentivise recruiting workers already in the US for in-demand occupations. An immigration system that crowds out high-skilled workers in favour of only entry level wages and skills threatens American innovation and competitiveness," according to a policy document issued by the Biden campaign.

"Biden will work with Congress to first reform temporary visas to establish a wage-based allocation process and establish enforcement mechanisms to ensure they are aligned with the labour market and not used to undermine wages. Then, Biden will support expanding the number of high-skilled visas and eliminating the limits on employment-based visas by country, which create unacceptably long backlogs," it said.

Technology companies depend on H-1B visas that allows them to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.