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Biden admin delays implementation of Trump's H1B rule

Biden admin delays implementation of Trump’s H1B rule
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Biden admin delays implementation of Trump’s H1B rule

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Washington : The Biden administration has announced that it is delaying the H1B policy of the previous Trump administration on allocation of the popula...

Washington : The Biden administration has announced that it is delaying the H1B policy of the previous Trump administration on allocation of the popular foreign work visas by continuing with the lottery system until December 31, 2021, to give the immigration agency more time to develop, test and implement the modifications to the registration system.

On January 7, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced to do away with the traditional lottery system in deciding the successful applicants for the H1B visas.

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

The USCIS had said it would prioritise wages to protect the economic interests of American workers, and better ensure that the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment programme.

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