US relaxes norms for H1B visa holders, people can return on previous jobs
New Delhi : The Trump administration has relaxed norms for H-1B visa holders, allowing them to return to the same jobs they had before the visa ban.
The US Department of State advisory also mentioned that the dependents, or spouses and children, can also enter the US with the visa holders.
"Travel by applicants seeking to resume ongoing employment in the United States in the same position with the same employer and visa classification," the state department advisory said.
The US has also allowed travel by technical specialists, senior-level managers and other workers who hold H-1B visas, saying it is necessary to facilitate the "immediate and continued economic recovery of the United States".
On June 22, President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation banning H1B and L1 visas until the end of the year. The decision was taken in view to protect the unemployment rate.
The US tech industry, including Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, had backed a lawsuit against the move.
"Travel supported by a request from a US government agency or entity to meet critical US foreign policy objectives or to satisfy treaty or contractual obligations. This would include individuals, identified by the Department of Defense or another US government agency, performing research, providing IT support/services, or engaging other similar projects essential to a US government agency," the advisory stated.