Trump’s new executive order to impact Indian techies

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US president, Donald trump decided to sign a new executive order to reformulate the work visa programme that include H-1B and L1 visas.

This bill also increases inspector raj which leads to end of employment authorisation cards for spouses on such work visas, which was recently introduced by previous Obama Administration.

White House ¬†Press Secretary Sean Spicer said reporters at his daily news conference about the executive order by stating “I think with respect to H-1B and other visa is part of a larger immigration reform effort that the president will continue to talk about through executive order and through working with congress”.

Spicer also added that “you’ve already seen a lot of action on immigration and I think whether its spousal visas or other types, I think there is a need to look at all these programmes. You’ll see both through executive action and through comprehensive measures”.

Within 90 days after signing this executive order, the Secretary of Homeland Security would have to review all the regulations that allow foreign nationals to work in the US and determine which of those regulations violate the immigration laws or which are not in the national interest of America.

The executive bill will also ask the Secretaries of labour and Homeland Security in restoring the integrity of Employment-based non-immigrant worker programmes to protect US and foreign workers that affected by these programmes.

Affects from this drafted news are: 

  • H-1B (70 % are from India in total 85, 000 visas) and L1 visa holders or aspirants are affected.
  • It will lead to termination of parole policies.
  • Ends employment authorisation cards for the spouses.
  • Termination of Optional Practical Training work visa which allows the extension of stay for foreign students after completion of their studies.

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