Top American lawmakers have urged President Donald Trump to revoke the temporary suspension of H-1B and different non-immigrant visas.
“I’m deeply disappointed by President Trump’s misguided order to suspend these key work visa programmes. I urge him to reverse this decision to help ensure our health care system and broader economy are ready to combat the next phase of (coronavirus) pandemic and to create the jobs we need for our economic recovery,” Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi stated.
The H-1B programme specifically performs a vital position in addressing harmful scarcity of well being 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 stated.
“Suspending this programme will only weaken our economy and our health care workforce at a time when the need to strengthen both is as clear as ever,” Krishnamoorthi stated.
This just isn’t the precise method, stated Senator Democratic Whip Dick Durbin and Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Ro Khanna after Trump’s determination to bar H-1B and different work visas by means of the tip of the yr.
“We need to mend the H-1B programme, not end it. Instead of suspending H-1B visas, the Trump Administration should ask Congress to pass 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 high American lawmakers stated.
They have launched a bipartisan laws, which they stated 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 accessible to do the job.
Congresswoman Donna E Shalala alleged that Trump is now attacking American companies – and jeopardising the financial restoration – in service of xenophobia. “America will be poorer and less competitive because of it,” she stated.
“This Executive Order is yet another example of President Trump using the coronavirus pandemic to advance a hateful and extreme anti-immigrant agenda,” stated Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.
“There’s no question that employers should hire out of work Americans whenever possible, but Maine businesses have said repeatedly they need H-2B, J-1, L-1 visa holders to operate and continue to reopen… This ban will make our economic recovery more difficult,” she stated.