Trump administration to strip spouses of H-1B visa holders of their right to work |About 90% of 1.2 lakh visas have been granted to Indians.
The US government is scrapping the H4 visa, a move which could affect the families of thousands of Indian hi-tech workers in the US and led to a shortage of skilled workers in the US.
To benefit American citizens, The US government has started the process to ban the H4 EAD visa which allows work permits to the spouses of H1 visa holders. It would take a while before this proposal to actually take effect, about a year expected by Rajiv S Khanna managing attorney at immigration law firm Immigration.com
- The US government has started the process to ban the H4 EAD work permit.
- Around 100,000 families to be affected by this move, out of which around 90% are Indian women.
- Homeland security has said that some U.S. workers would benefit from the prohibition “by having a better chance at obtaining jobs that some of the population of the H-4 workers currently hold.”
- This ban is expected to lead The US economy to a shortage of skilled workers.
Fallouts of the ban on H4 visa
The program was originally launched by the Obama administration, to tackle the shortage of labor in the technical industry. Experienced Immigration attorney Jerry Grzeca posted on his LinkedIn handler that “This will take 100,000 individuals off of US payrolls at a time when the country drastically needs additional workers.”
The major fallout of this policy from the Trump administration will result in families returning to their native country or some other foreign country. Trump’s H-4 immigration stance is expected to cost the US economy billions of dollars in lost revenue and cause US workers to lose their jobs.