Prime American lawmakers have urged US President Donald Trump to revoke the temporary suspension of H-1B and different non-immigrant visas.
“I’m deeply dissatisfied by President Trump’s misguided order to droop these key work visa programmes. I urge him to reverse this choice to assist guarantee our well being care system and broader financial system are able to fight the subsequent part of (coronavirus) pandemic and to create the roles we want for our financial restoration,” Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi mentioned.
The H-1B programme specifically performs an important position in addressing harmful scarcity of health-care professionals whereas additionally offering different key sectors of our financial system with expertise from around the globe to not solely fill jobs, however create new ones, he mentioned.
“Suspending this programme will solely weaken our financial system and our well being care workforce at a time when the necessity to strengthen each is as clear as ever,” Mr Krishnamoorthi mentioned.
This isn’t the best strategy, mentioned Senator Democratic Whip Dick Durbin and Congressmen Invoice Pascrell and Ro Khanna after Donald Trump’s choice to bar H-1B and different work visas by the tip of the 12 months.
“We have to mend the H-1B programme, not finish it. As an alternative of suspending H-1B visas, the Donald Trump Administration ought to ask Congress to move the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2020, which reforms the H-1B program with a scalpel, not a sledgehammer,” the three prime American lawmakers mentioned.
They’ve launched a bipartisan laws, which they mentioned would defend American staff and finish the abuse of the H-1B programme to outsource American jobs and exploit staff, whereas making certain employers may nonetheless rent gifted immigrant staff when no certified American is out there to do the job.
Congresswoman Donna E Shalala alleged that Donald Trump is now attacking American companies – and jeopardising the financial restoration – in service of xenophobia. “America can be poorer and fewer aggressive due to it,” she mentioned.
“This Govt Order is one more instance of President Donald Trump utilizing the coronavirus pandemic to advance a hateful and excessive anti-immigrant agenda,” mentioned Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.
“There isn’t any query that employers ought to rent out of labor Individuals every time doable, however Maine companies have mentioned repeatedly they want H-2B, J-1, L-1 visa holders to function and proceed to reopen… This ban will make our financial restoration tougher,” she mentioned.