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Good news for H-1B visa-holders: They can return, and take their spouses and children too along
The new Trump order allows those stuck in their home countries to get back, but to the same jobs they had before the recent visa ban. A US Department of State advisory says H-1B visa-holders' dependents such as spouses and children will also be allowed to travel with the visa- holders. What made President Donald Trump sign the order?

The USCIS issues maximum of 65,000 H-1B work visas annually to highly skilled foreign workers. In addition, 20,000 such visas are issued to those with degrees from an American institution.

WASHINGTON, Aug 14: The US has relaxed the visa rules allowing H-1B visa-holders to enter the US if they return to the same jobs they had before the visa ban.

A US Department of State advisory said dependents such as spouses and children would also be allowed to travel with the primary visa-holders. It allows "travel by applicants seeking to resume ongoing employment in the United States in the same position with the same employer and visa classification," the advisory said.

What made President Donald Trump sign the order?

The Trump Administration released the order providing some really good news for the H-1B visa-holders stuck in their home countries, of course with some riders as well, but what prompted the order? Over 50 of the biggest H-1B employing companies filed a brief in a court of California on Wednesday against the Trump's proclamation of June 22 suspending the visas till the end of the year because of covid epidemic.

The new order says the administration allows technical specialists, senior-level managers, and other workers with H-1B visas to travel to the US as they might contribute to the country's efforts to recover its economy. Healthcare professionals, medical researchers have also been allowed to enter the nation as they might help the US fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

"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.

The story of H-1B visa

The H-1B visa issue came to limelight when President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order on April 18, 2017, which sought to create higher wages and employment rates for US workers and to protect their economic interests by rigorously enforcing and administering the immigration laws.

The H-1B visa came into being in 1952 when Harry S Truman was the US President.

The USCIS issues maximum of 65,000 H-1B work visas annually to highly skilled foreign workers. In addition, 20,000 such visas are issued to those with degrees from an American institution.

The highest beneficiaries of the H-1B visa are the IT professionals from India working in the Silicon Valley.

About 30 lakh Indians are there in the US on H-1B visas.

The US also issues a maximum of 1,40,000 green cards every year with per country cap of seven per cent.

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