Donald Trump turns the knife in, H-1B workers say deja vu
The Donald Trump administration moved on Tuesday to cut back H-1B visas for foreign skilled workers and tightened wage-based entry barriers citing "data" that more than 500,000 Americans have lost their jobs because of "H-1B non-immigrants".
India and China account for the lion's share of H-1B visas. As per US government data, India accounts for upwards of 70 per cent, most years.
In a call with reporters, acting deputy DHS secretary Ken Cuccinelli said about one-third of the people who have applied for H-1B visas would be denied under the new rules.
With Trump laid up with Covid-19, his poll numbers tanking and less than 30 days to go before the US election, the timing of the H-1B visa hammering is business as usual for foreign workers.