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Trump administration announces new rules that restrict H-1B visa in a blow to Indian tech workforce

H-1B visa news: The new rule intends to immediately ensure that employing H-1B workers will not worsen the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 and adversely affect wages and working conditions of similarly employed the US workers.

October 08, 2020 / 07:29 PM IST

Trump administration on Tuesday announced the interim final rule that restricts H-1B visas to protect American workers.

The new rules include tightening the currently regulations proposed by Department of Homeland Security and new wage rules for the skilled immigration visa, proposed by the Department of labor. While the former will come into to effect 60 days after publishing in the Federal Register, the latter will come into effect on Thursday right after publishing.

These regulations are also expected to impact a third of H-1B petitions. Immigration experts pointed out that these changes are expected to be challenged in the court.

The new rule will do three things.