In addition to querying applications more often, the Donald Trump administration is targeting entry-level jobs offered to skilled foreigners.
On Saturday, finance minister Jaitley had raised the H-1B visa issue with Steve Mnuchin, highlighting Indian companies’ contribution to the US economy.
US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is believed to have said that US has started the process of reviewing H1B visas issues and no decision has been taken on it yet.
The order is an attempt by Trump to carry out his ‘America First’ campaign which pledges to reform US immigration policies and encourage purchases of American products.
Inspired by the personal experiences of filmmaker Rishi S. Bhilawadikar, ‘For Here or to Go?’ is a timely film exploring the struggles of H-1B visa holders in the US.
Trump had promised to end the lottery system for H1B visas, which gives each applicant an equal chance at 65,000 positions each year.
If convicted, Jayavel Murugan and Syed Nawaz will face up to 20 years of imprisonment or up to $250,000 of fine or both.
If passed, the bill would give preference to foreigners studying in US universities, advanced degree holders, those being paid a high wage and those with valuable skills.
Trump said he would replace the 12-nation trade accord with bilaterally negotiated deals that would “bring jobs and industry back onto American shores.”
Before the bill is signed into law by President Barack Obama, it must pass the Senate where it is yet to be tabled.