Biden Lets US H-1B Visa-Ban Expire

US President Joe Biden let a June 2020 executive order banning the issuance of new non-immigrant worker visas expire. Earlier, it was issued by his predecessor Donal Trump who barred the entry of eligible work visa holders. However, after its validity lapsed yesterday, Biden has finally come up with good news and a great relief for Indian IT professionals.

Back in June 2020. Trump had signed an executive order barring the entry of H-1B and other foreign work visa holders mentioning it is a vital step to save the jobs of Americans who had lost their work due to the Covid-19 crisis.

During the time, the White House released a statement – “With some exceptions, we should not permit large numbers of foreign workers to enter the United States at a time when so many Americans are out of work”.

Since the ban was extended to March 31, 2020, Biden did not feel it is indispensable to issue a fresh proclamation for the ban on H-1B visas. Not so long ago, Biden also stated that Trump’s rules were cruel and he shall lift the suspension on visa rules.

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