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Trump considering suspending H1B visa over rising US unemployment: Report

H-1B is the most coveted foreign work visas for technology professionals from India

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Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump is considering suspending a number of employment visas including the H-1B, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, in view of the massive unemployment in America due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report.

The proposed suspension could extend into the government's new fiscal year beginning October 1, when many new visas are issued, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, quoting unnamed administration officials. That could bar any new H-1B holder outside the country from coming to work until the suspension is lifted, ...

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First Published: Fri, June 12 2020. 10:48 IST