H1B and other work Visa Ban Extended Till March 31 : Trump

US President Donald Trump has slammed the New Year by extending the ban on a variety of work visas, including H-1B. He has extended the ban on green cards and work visas to 31 March due to the epidemic. Citing the protection of the interests of American workers, Trump said that such restrictions imposed during the epidemic period have not been changed.

This move of the US President will affect most Indian IT professionals. H-1B visa is very popular among Indians. On April 22 and June 22, the US President issued orders prohibiting the issuance of work visas. He issued a new order on December 31, before the ban period was over, and imposed restrictions on visas are extended to 31 March.

Trump said in June last year that these steps would save the American people's jobs in an epidemic-hit economy. This new order of Trump came at a time when only 20 days of his tenure remained. Democrat Joe Biden will be sworn in as America's 46th president on 20 January. He has promised that he will end the restrictions on H-1B visas. Biden called Trump's policies cruel.