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United States puts a hold on H1B plan, relief for Indians

United States puts a hold on H1B plan, relief for Indians
Written by Abhishek Rana

United States has put a hold over the changes in the H1B Visa plan, giving relief to many Indian technicians working in the Industry, who had been afraid of being deported if the Visa plan was not extended. But now, the official US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made the announcement that they have decided to not end the extension for the Visas that have been provided to the Indian immigrants. When the reports first became pubic, there was a stir among the Indian’s and other people who have been working abroad and who are not the permanent citizens of the state. A healthy 7,50,000 Indians work in the United States industry, and actually help in its flourishing.

If the H1B plan had been restricted, it would have meant that many of them would have to come back to their country, where there is already a dearth of Jobs. According to the official statement of the USCIS, it, “Is not considering a regulatory change that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the United States by changing interpretation of section certain language in Section 104 C of the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) statute that states that USCIS may grant the extensions.”

About the expectations that the plan could be abolished by the United States government, Jonathan Withington, Chief of Media Relations at the USCIS, said “Even if it were, such a change would not likely result in these H-1B visa holders having to leave the United States because employers could request extensions in one-year increments under section 106(a)-(b) of AC21 instead.”

Even if such an action wasn’t taken, the Trump Government had faced severe from politicians and other, industrial officials who objected the thought of such decisions. Thankfully, the H1B plan, which provides the immigrants the extension of more than 6 years in United State has not ended, yet.

 

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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