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The US government has reversed a Trump-era policy that permitted immigration officers to reject H-1B visa applications without any notice. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • A Trump-era policy giving carte blanche to officers for rejecting H-1B visas is being reversed
  • The move will lower barriers to "legal immigration" and benefit Indian professionals
  • The H-1B visa permits US corporations to hire foreign employees for specialty jobs

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US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Last year, former president Donald Trump had imposed the ban
  • H-1B visas are used by tech companies to hire foreign workers
  • Last month, Biden had revoked a Trump-era ban on the issuance of new green cards

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The Department proposed to delay is in accordance with the Presidential directive. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Biden Administration has proposed an 18-month delay in calculating prevailing wages of H-1B  and other visas
  • The delay will provide the administration enough time to consider the rules
  • The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers

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A bipartisan group of two US Senators urged President Joe Biden administration to implement the reforms issued by Donald Trump for the H-1B visa programme. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Under reforms suggested by Donald Trump, the H-1B visas would be issued on the criteria of wages
  • Earlier, the visa were issued by lottery system, which the Joe Biden administration said will be brought back
  • “We believe the H-1B visa programme must be reformed to stop abuse," the Senators urged

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Former US president had imposed a ban on issuing new H-1B visa till March 31. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Homeland Security Secretary said the top priority of the US administration is the acute needs of individuals fleeing persecution
  • The ban on issuing new H-1B visas was extended till March 31 in January by former president Donald Trump
  • The ban will expire in March if Biden does not issue a fresh proclamation