US court docket blocks 2 H-1B laws proposed by Trump

Washington, December 2

In a huge relief to tens of thousands of Indian professionals and top American IT firms, a US court has blocked two H-1B regulations proposed by the Trump administration to restrict the ability of US firms to hire foreign staff.

H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US firms to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Most of the nearly 6 lakh H-1B visa holders are from India and China.

Trump’s recent policy required employers to pay foreign workers on H-1B visas significantly higher wages. The court also set aside another policy that narrowed the eligibility of H-1B valued by US tech firms and other employers. — PTI

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