Washington(WA): Democratic presidential candidate & previous US vice president Joe Biden has stated that he’ll lift the temporary suspension on H-1B visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT professionals, in case he wins the Nov presidential elections.
On Jun 23, in a massive blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, the Trump administration discontinued the H-1B visas with different types of foreign work (5) visas till the end of 2023 to protect American labour in a critical election yr..
Biden, in a digital town hall gathering on Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) problems organised by NBC Information, praised the contribution of H-1B visa holders.
He (US President Donald Trump) just stopped H-1B visas the rest of this yr.. That won’t be in my administration, Biden, 77, stated in response to a query during this town hall. He has been quoting to the temporary suspension of the H-1B visas & different foreign work (5) visas by Trump for the rest of the yr..
The citizens on the firm visa have constructed this nation, Biden stated when inquired what his own administration going to accomplish within the 1st 100 days of his own presidency.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US businesses to employ foreign labour in specialty occupations that require theoretical (or) technical expertise. The technology businesses depend on it to hire tens of large number of employees every yr. from nations like India(In) & China.
On day 1, I’m going to send the legislative immigration reform bill to Congress to give a roadmap to citizenship for 11 mln undocumented immigrants who contribute so much to this nation, involving 1.seven mln from that AAPI society.
My immigration policy is constructed about maintaining families together, modernising an immigration system by maintaining families, unification & diversity as pillars of our immigration system, that it habituated to be, Biden stated.
He claimed that Trump’s immigration policies are cruel & humane.
Biden stated that he’ll take (2) immediate action to protect dreamers, involving over 100,000 eligible dreamers from East & South Asia.
The previous vice president also stated that he’ll rescind Muslim travel ban & immediately restore refugee admission in-line with the values & historical command of the United States.
Biden also informed town hall participants that he’ll make it easier for qualified Green Card holders to move using this backlog.
Trump, in Apr, gave an executive order to halt green cards for 90 days. In Jun, he released a proclamation that extended the suspension until Dec 31, 2023.
The US each yr. allots only 1,40,000 green cards for everyone employment-preference immigrants, involving accompanying family (4) members.
Presently, there is a backlog of almost 10 lakh foreign nationals & accompanying family (4) members lawfully staying within the United States. These applicants were sanctioned however are yet to receive employment green cards.
In his own policy paper on immigration, Biden states that his own high skilled temporary visas shouldn’t be habituated to disincentive recruiting labour already within the US for in-demand occupations.
An immigration system that hordes out high-skilled labour in favour of only entry-level wages & skills warns American innovation & competitiveness, the policy paper stated.
Biden going to work (5) with Congress to 1st reform temporary visas to establish a wage-based allocation procedure & establish enforcement mechanisms to make sure they’re aligned with the labor market & not habituated to undermine wages, it stated.
Afterwards, Biden going to help extending the amount of high-skilled visas & removing the limits on employment-based visas by nation, that create unacceptably long backlogs, it added further.
The immigration policy paper also talks regarding rising the amount of visas offered for permanent, work-based immigration on the basis of macroeconomic circumstances. Presently, the amount of employment-based visas (or) Green Card is capped in 140,000 every yr., without the capability to be responsive to the state of the labor market (or) insists from national employers, it stated.
As president, Biden going to work (5) with Congress to rise the amount of visas awarded for permanent, employment-based immigration & foster mechanisms to temporarily lessen the amount of visas throughout times of high US unemployment, it stated.
He’ll also exempt from any cap previous graduates of PhD programs in Science, technology, engineering(engr.), & mathematics (STEM) fields within the US who’re poised to make some most prominent contributions to the globe economy.
Biden believes that foreign graduates of a US doctoral program must be given a Green Card with their own graduation & that losing these greatly trained labour to foreign economies is a disservice to our own economic competitiveness, the policy paper stated.
Biden is challenging the 74-year-old Republican incumbent President Trump within the Nov three presidential elections where Trump is seeking his own re-election for his own 2nd four-year term.