H1-B Visa Program on Pause

by Admin on March 7, 2017

The stall will delay the visa program by 6 months

Source: http://www.uscg.mil/ 

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the fast track processing of H1-B visas will be temporarily shut down reports Breitbart.

Homeland Security officials have requested DHS chief John Kelly to shut the “premium processing” loophole for six months which will, according to employers and U.S immigration lawyers,  likely delay approval of H-1B visa requests for months.

The decision has brought about mixed reactions and comes four weeks before the deputies were required by law to quickly distribute roughly 65,000 more H-1B visas.

Employers and companies have slammed the decision because the visa program allowed for U.S. and foreign companies to import cheap white-collar contract-workers into the U.S. labor market.

However many viewed the H1-B program as a measure designed to take jobs away from Americans.

Canceling the H1-B visa program has been one of Trump’s major campaign promises.  “I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program,” he said in a March 2016 statement. “No exceptions,” he added.

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