US President Donald Trump has extended restrictions on previously imposed work visas for three months, shocking immigrant workers on New Year 2021. Now these restrictions will remain in effect till 31 March 2021. President Trump on Thursday signed an order that suspended work visa issuance for three months due to a coronovirus epidemic.
Trump wrote in Thursday’s announcement, “The impact of COVID-19 on the United States labor market and the health of American communities is ongoing at the current national level.” The manifesto also cites the unemployment rate, epidemic restrictions on state-issued businesses and the rise of coronovirus infections from June.
The increased restrictions also prevented many temporary visas used by foreigners to work in the US, including H-2B programs that are issued to non-agricultural seasonal workers. Apart from these, H-1B visa which is very popular among the people of technical field is also included. Restricted visas also include J-1 visas issued for au pairs and short-term workers for cultural exchange. Visa for spouse of H-1B and H-2B holders; And L visas for companies that are issued to transfer employees to the US have also been suspended.