A Court Reprieve For Trump's H-1B Visa Ban, Challenged By 169 Indians

A Court Reprieve For Trump's H-1B Visa Ban, Challenged By 169 Indians

Newsdesk |
September 17, 2020

The Donald Trump administration's move in US to curtail H-1B visas widely used by foreign technology workers survived an initial court challenge. US President Donald Trump's June 22 proclamation declaring foreign workers a risk to the US labor market amid the coronavirus pandemic triggered pushback from workers and business groups. An array of the nation's biggest tech companies have warned that the policy will do "irreparable harm on businesses and the nation's economy."

New Delhi, 17 September 2020

As per news report of NDTV, but in a ruling Wednesday, US District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington declined to bar the administration from imposing the visa restrictions while the legal challenge to them plays out. The case was brought by a group of 169 Indian nationals who recently went back to India after living in the US on work visas and are now attempting to return. They argued that the proclamation was "arbitrary and capricious" and called for the government to process their visa applications.

Source -NDTV


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