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President Donald Trump’s June 22 proclamation declaring foreign workers a risk to the US labor market amid the coronavirus pandemic triggered pushback from workers and business groups.(Bloomberg)

Donald Trump restrictions on H-1B visas survive early court fight

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 01:23 PM IST
In a ruling Wednesday, US District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington declined to bar the administration from imposing the visa restrictions while the legal challenge to them plays out. The case was brought by a group of 169 Indian nationals who recently went back to India after living in the US on work visas and are now attempting to return.
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H-1B visa denials rose sharply under Donald Trump ‘s administration’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy.(Bloomberg Photo)
H-1B visa denials rose sharply under Donald Trump ‘s administration’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy.(Bloomberg Photo)

US court strikes down key Trump admin decisions behind H-1B denials

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 11:41 PM IST
The United States issues 85,000 H-1B visas annually to highly skilled foreign workers on petitions from US companies to make up for a shortage of locally available hands.
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