US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that the government was suspending the issuing of H-1B visas in an attempt to protect local workers facing unemployment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the proclamation directly affects a large number of Indian IT professionals, many took to Twitter to express concern over it.
Just read Trump’s decision on immigration visas. That’s HUGE and Shocker. #H1Bvisas
— Keerthi (@TheEndhiran) June 23, 2020
— Nikhil Karkare (@nikhilkarkare8) June 23, 2020
— Gurmeet Singh (@SinghGurm33t) June 23, 2020
— no 4 (@rt291) June 23, 2020
2 minutes silence for Indians having the American dream..
I’ve always said that stay back and serve your own nation 🇮🇳
— Parth Mehta (@parthdmehta89) June 23, 2020
India govt invest lot of money in Namaste trump 🤔🤔
Trump outcome suspend H1B vissa till dec 🤣🤣
— Prateek Mishra (@Prateek79077318) June 23, 2020
After successful Namaste Trump, India's Friend, Dolund Tramp, sent his thanks and greetings by:
— asrar11sheikh (@asrar11sheikh) June 23, 2020
— MohammedHarisNalapad (@nalapad) June 23, 2020
India growth story has just begun. All those who could not make decision to return, this is your time now.
Come home, Let’s build India.
— Prashant Pansare (@PrashantPansare) June 23, 2020
— जीशान Zeeshan ذیشان (@zeeshan_plus) June 23, 2020
Google chief Sundar Pichai said he was disappointed by the move. ” Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation – we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all,” he tweeted.
Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation – we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) June 22, 2020
The proclamation that comes into effect on June 24, is expected to also impact and several American and Indian companies who were issued H-1B visas by the US government for the fiscal year 2021 beginning October 1.
H1B visas in the US come under the Immigration and Nationality Act which allows a US employer to employ a foreign national in a speciality occupation.