Current restrictions on the business immigration sector
Business immigration and employment-based visas are an option for qualified foreign workers to come to the US, gain work experience, help local businesses, start entrepreneurial projects, inter alia.
Therefore, thousands of local companies and foreign workers apply for employment visas that regularly contribute greatly to the socio-economic development of the country.
However, since President Trump took office in 2017, he has tried to reduce the number of work permits issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
In the Trump administration’s view, reducing business immigration would help to:
- Reduce the current unemployment rate.
- Protect the jobs of American citizens.
- Increase job opportunities for the local population.
- Prevent local companies from hiring foreign workforce at a lower price.
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The global pandemic contributed to current restrictions
Aside from the Trump administration’s intention to reduce immigration, the sudden arrival of the global Coronavirus pandemic was also a key piece in restraining business immigration.
In fact, in June 2020, under the premise of the health crisis, the current administration of the US suspended the issuance of most work visas until 2021. It is important to clarify that some restrictions have already been relaxed during the last couple of months.
Adding to that, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced new parameters for local businesses to be able to hire foreign employees instead of American workers.
To know more about this news: The Trump Administration To Increase Limits for H-1B Visas.
Foreign workers comment on these restrictions
Jay Srinivasan is an immigrant from India, who has lived in the US for more than two decades, followed legal parameters and is already an American citizen. He gave his testimony about his process in the country as a qualified foreign worker, holder of the H-1B visa.
He argues that the Trump administration is slowing the country’s economic growth by reducing chances for local businesses to hire skilled foreign workers.
During his career in the US, Srinivasan created two companies, offered approximately 100 jobs to local citizens, had agreements with Google, and earned a Ph.D.
He states that many foreign workers have a similar path in the country and contribute greatly to the development, not only of the local companies where they work, but also of the country and the national economy by creating entrepreneurial projects and increasing job opportunities for the American population.
Srinivasan, as well as dozens of foreign workers, would not be able to come to the US with the current restrictions of the Trump administration, which, in his view, are trying to protect local employees, but are actually only hurting economic progress and not allowing the country to be a world power compared to other countries that have more welcoming immigration policies.
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