US proposes not to issue business visa for H-1B speciality occupations

Published: 10/23/2020

Source: The Economic Times

The State Department has proposed not to issue temporary business visas for H- 1B speciality occupations which allowed several companies to send their technology professionals for a short stay to complete jobs on site in the US, a move which could affect hundreds of Indians.

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The proposal, if finalised, will eliminate any misconception that the "B-1 in lieu of H policy" provides an alternative avenue for foreign professionals to enter the US to perform skilled labour that allows, and potentially even encourages them and their employers to circumvent the restrictions and requirements relating to the H non-immigrant classification established by Congress to protect the US workers, the State Department said.

Source: The Economic Times

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